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Hong Kong in collaboration with Japan and South Korea to fight IP violations

Hong Kong Customs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) in Japan and the Copyright Overseas Promotion Association (COA) in South Korea in the wake of the IP infringement contents of these 3 countries are currently at large in the Asia region.  Nowadays, with the overcovering of the Internet worldwide, the people from one jurisdiction are not limited to the contents of that jurisdiction anymore. Rather, one user from one country will be [...]

Hongkong’s IP plan in 2022-2023, Hongkong’s IP plan , Hongkong’s IP, Hongkong IP,

Hongkong’s IP plan in 2022-2023

There has been an announcement for the new budget of Hong Kong for the Intellectual Property field in 2022-2023, among other fields. The total budget is about HK$170 billion in expenditure plans to improve the economy and retain public trust. However, what is the specific plan to improve and enhance IP in Hong Kong utilizing the budget, and will it achieve the set goals? Hong Kong’s finance chief has recently announced that there is a spending budget worth more than [...]

The impact of Intellectual property on the art market in Hong Kong, Online museum, Licensing of Cultural IP, Intellectual property on the art market in Hong Kong

The impact of Intellectual property on the art market in Hong Kong

Art has always been the spiritual support for society. Accordingly, the protection of arts – the invaluable IP assets has been one of the main goals of society. In Hong Kong, this has been taken in particularly high regard, expressed clearly in the Online museum and the Licensing of Cultural IP. Unlike other fields, the art market in the world hasn’t been affected that much by the Covid-19 pandemic. This might be because the art market is strong and hasn’t [...]

Practical Considerations for Hong Kong Patents

Practical Considerations for Hong Kong Patents

The patent system in Hong Kong is essentially a re-registration system. Having a patent granted in Hong Kong might give the patentee with significant financial advantages, notwithstanding the fact that Hong Kong is not a favorable jurisdiction for patent litigation. Patent rights in Hong Kong must be pursued independently from China. Types of Hong Kong patents Hong Kong standard patent A two-stage application process is required to get a Hong Kong standard patent. The first step entails making a request to have [...]

Reviving a bill that increases intellectual property rights in Hong Kong, increases intellectual property rights in Hong Kong, a bill that increases intellectual property rights, intellectual property rights in Hong Kong

Reviving a bill that increases intellectual property rights in Hong Kong

At the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, Hong Kong is trying to resurrect a bill that expands IP protections in this jurisdiction. The bill has been blocked twice before by opposition lawmakers, however, this time is different, officials are saying that it is high time the city catches up with the rest of the world in updating its copyright regime. According to government consultation papers, the proposal was drafted based on the Copyright Bill 2014, which was [...]

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, Unfair Competition Laws, Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature. Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th 2021, Best Practices Intellectual Property

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th, 2021

The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters. Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]

IP Litigation & Enforcement Guide in Hong Kong, IP Litigation in Hong Kong, Hong Kong IP Litigation, IP enforcement Guide in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Enforcement Guide, Hong Kong

IP Litigation & Enforcement Guide in Hong Kong

There have been many questions and concerns about the procedure of IP litigation and IP enforcement in Hong Kong. However, in the IP industry in Hong Kong, we still haven’t had a clear guideline for rights holders as well as the parties related to its procedures. This article will address some common questions and concerns of the IP litigation and enforcement landscape in Hong Kong, primarily the sections revolving around civil and criminal enforcement. Methods for enforcing IP rights in [...]

Questions when filing Hong Kong trademark

05 Questions When Filing Hong Kong Trademark Application

Questions when filing Hong Kong trademark Our clients always raise 05 notable questions when filing Hong Kong trademark application: Descriptive part, removal of one part from trademark, use of expired trademark citing against new Hong Kong trademark, trademark according to Paris and deadline to respond to office action. 1. Is this acceptable for Hong Kong Trademark including descriptive part. For example, ALO Good Hotel does the applicant need to remove the word “Good Hotel” from the trademark before officially filing new trademark application [...]

Procedure of Trademark In Vietnam

Procedure of Trademark in Hong Kong

Procedure of trademark in Hong Kong shall include the following steps:   Step 1: Trademark Search in Hong Kong (Optional)   Trademark search is not compulsory. However, in order to know the availability of your trademark before officially filing a new trademark in Hong Kong, it is highly recommended that you should conduct the trademark search.   The trademark search in Hong Kong shall be available within 5-7 days   Step 2: Trademark filing in Hong Kong   The trademark procedure in Hong Kong shall take about 9-10 [...]

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