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Intellectual property in Hong Kong SAR, China

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Intellectual Property Department for patents and trademarks
Regional Organisations
Consult the list of the Intellectual Property Department
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

 
Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
Patent Ordinance 1997
20 years
Trademark
 
Trade Marks Ordinance
1874
7 years, renewable for 14 years
Design
 
Registered Designs Ordinance, chapter 522 of the laws of Hong Kong
5 years, renewable 4 times, that is for a maximum of 25 years.  
Copyright
 
Copyright Ordinance 27 June 1997, chapter 528 of the Laws of Hong Kong
50 years WIPO Copyright Treaty

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