Registration of Trademarks

Documents required

1.Trade mark image in JPEG format
2.List of products or services for protection scope
3.A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Business Registration Certificate or anything of similar nature that shows the name and address of the applicant.
4.(If applicable) Priority documents. Generally, it can be filed within 3 months after the filing date of the application. (If applicable) Power of Attorney

A trademark is a sign that distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from those of others. Typically a trademark can be words (including personal names), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colours, sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging or any combination of these. A sign must be capable of being represented graphically in order for it to be registered as a trademark.

A trade mark can be: Examples:
Word(s) Apple, Cathay Pacific, Garden, Octopus, SaSa
Letters, numerals or

a combination of both

HSBC, MTR, 737, 759, A380, 3M.
Names of individuals or fictitious characters Batman, McDull, Walt Disney
 Shape  Hennessy’s bottle for cognac and brandies, the sphere of Sony Mobile
Colour(s) The red arc of Citigroup
Sound Intel’s Bong jingle

When considering regional expansion for protection of your trade mark rights, within six months after filing date of your first application, with a small sum of fees you can file the same in other jurisdictions while retaining the same filing date. For more information of price and eligibility, please contact your case handler in Accolade or other consultants at: (or AIPHK

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