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March 31, 2023

The IP Lawyers – recommended IP practitioner and firm in Hong Kong 2023

Protecting your intellectual property is essential for businesses and individuals. Whether you have a ground breaking invention, a unique design, or a creative artistic work, you need to ensure that it is not copied or stolen by others. That is where intellectual property law comes in, and why it is so important to have a qualified attorney to support protection of your intellectual property. Being a specialist in intellectual property law with more than 10 years of experience in the […]
February 16, 2023

IAM Global Leaders 2023

IAM says: Specializing in patent drafting for companies of all sizes, European and chartered UK patent attorney Ewan Bewley has valuable insight from a stint as in-house counsel and partner as international firms Our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Ewan Bewley, director and founder of InCompass IP Limited, as being awarded as IAM Global Leaders 2023 by the IAM, a prestige intellectual property magazine. To qualify as the IAM Global Leaders, Ewan is ranked in the gold tier of the IAM […]
March 2, 2021

What are designs?

Designs registered under the Registered Designs Ordinance (Cap. 522) protect the visible features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to an article, by any industrial process, which appeal to the eye. Designs do not protect the functionality or operation of products. Protection for the way in which a product works may be available under patent law. Registering a design is particularly important where you have a product that has a physical appearance or shape that makes it appealing or […]
March 2, 2021

What is copyright?

Under the copyright regime in the Hong Kong SAR, copyright subsists in: original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works; sound recordings and films; broadcasts and cable programmes; and typographical arrangements of published editions of literary, dramatic and musical works.   Copyright protects the way that an idea is expressed. Copyright does not protect the idea itself. This is an important distinction. For example: Copyright protects a novel about time travel, but it does not protect the underlying subject matter of the novel. Another […]