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March 2, 2021

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property is important to our daily lives. Intellectual property is the name commonly given to a group of separate intangible property rights. These include trade marks, patents, copyright, designs, plant varieties and the layout design of integrated circuits. Intellectual property is important to our daily lives: The brand-names logos […]
March 2, 2021

What is a patent?

A patent protects an invention (i.e. a solution to a technical problem) which may relate to a product or process. A patent system protects your patented invention by deterring others from “free-riding” on your innovation, whether by means of copying or reverse engineering your patented product/process without permission.  In essence, […]
March 2, 2021

What are trade marks?

Trade marks are an important business asset. They are signs that help your customers identify your products and services, and to distinguish them from a competitor’s products and services. The recognition of your trade mark by your customers enables: the building of your business reputation by virtue of the distinctive […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 2, 2021

Useful Links

A collection of links to IP-related information and services on the internet are provided below. The inclusion of these websites does not constitute a recommendation to these associations from our company. We are not responsible for the content of any of these websites included in this list.  The links are […]