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Hong Kong Patent Application Process

Updated:2018-5-14 15:29:21    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:282

Hong Kong patent application must be made based on the patent registration approved by a designated foreign patent office or the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. A patent gives the inventor an exclusive right to use his invention. An invention which is new and involves an inventive step can be patented in Hong Kong by registration as long as it is susceptible of industrial application and does not belong to the excluded classes of inventions. A patent protects your invention by giving you, the patent owner, a legal right to prevent others from manufacturing, using, selling or importing your patented invention.

Standard Patent
No application may be made for a standard patent directly in Hong Kong, and such application must be made in two stages:

Stage 1: Submission of a Stage 1 application to the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department within 6 months upon the receipt of a formal examination notice after the submission of an application to the State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC, European Patent Office or the United Kingdom Patent Office.
Stage 2: Submission of a Stage 2 application to the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department within 6 months upon the receipt of the authorization notice from China, Europe or the United Kingdom.

Short-term Patent
A short-term patent may be applied directly in Hong Kong on the condition that a search report issued by one of the following authorities must be submitted together with the application:
1. State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC;
2. European Patent Office;
3. The United Kingdom Patent Office.

Any international searching authority (such as the United States, Japan, Korea and Spain) appointed in the "Patent Cooperation Treaty".

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