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How 2 Register a Trademark in Hk

How 2 Register a Trademark in Hk

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 How to apply to register atrade mark in the HongKong SAR?
Trade Marks Registry, Intellectual Property Department,The Government of the HKSAR
 General introduction to registration
This document provides basic information on how to apply to register your trade mark in the HKSAR.Please read it carefully before you submit your application. The applications forms are also attached. Asample application form has also been included for your reference. Before you begin to fill out your formthere are a number of points concerning your trade mark that you need to consider. These are listed in the
“ Before you apply” 
section and it is important that you pay particular attention to them as they couldaffect your application.
More information
If you require help or more information please contact the Trade Marks Registry at:
Intellectual Property Department 24/F, Wu Chung House213 Queen’s Road East WanchaiHong KongChina
Our staff at reception will be pleased to help you. The reception is open at the following times:Monday Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.Alternatively you may wish to email toenquiry@ipd.gov.hk  or visit our website athttp://www.ipd.gov.hk/  
The Trade Marks Registry does not undertake to give legal advice and this document carries no legal authority. The Trade Marks Registry will therefore not accept any responsibility for the consequencesof any omissions or inaccuracies in this document.
Our Search and Preliminary Advice Services
Before applying to register a trade mark it is necessary to find out if someone else has already registeredor has applied to register the same or similar trade mark. The Trade Marks Registry offers Search andPreliminary Advice services to anyone who wishes to obtain information on trade marks from theRegistry’s records.We can do a search of the records and supply a list of trade marks that are the same as or similar to yourproposed trade mark and in respect of the same or similar class of goods or services.In addition to the search we can provide preliminary advice as to whether your proposed trade mark issufficiently distinctive so that it distinguishes your goods and services from those of other traders.If you wish to use our Search and Preliminary Advice services, simply completeForms T1and submit itwith the appropriate fee (HK$200 for each service) to the Registry at the address above.If you choose to search the Registry’s records yourself, please go to http://ipsearch.ipd.gov.hk  (our full trade marks records are available online).
The application fee for the registration of a trade mark is HK$1300 plus HK$650 per each additionalclass of goods or services, if any.
Submitting your trade mark application
Once you have read through this document, conducted a trade mark search, filled in your application form(Forms T2 is compulsory, Form T2A only if applicable) provided a graphic representation of your trade mark and attached the required fee, you may then submit your application. All trade mark applicationsshould be sent to:
Trade Marks RegistryIntellectual Property Department 24/F, Wu Chung HouseWanchai213 Queen’s Road East Hong KongChina

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