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overview Overview

A new trade mark law (Cap.559) has been passed this year, effective from April 4, 2003, which is considerably different to the previous trade mark law in Hong Kong (Cap.43). The new definition of a trade mark is a sign which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings and which is capable of being represented graphically. A trade mark generally includes words (including personal names), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colours, and also sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging or any combination of these.

Trade marks registered on or after the commencement date of the new law should be classified in accordance with the International Classification in force.

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procedure Procedure

Trademark applications are the responsibility of the Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong.

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requirement Filing Requirements : Trademarks and Service Marks

The documents required for filing include:

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