Hong Kong trademark registration services: why trademark registration in Hong Kong with Coddan is important? Registering a trademark in Hong Kong is an essential element of legally protecting a company's products or services, especially so in this Special Administrative Region of China where trademark infringements and counterfeiting are commonplace. If approval is granted by the Intellectual Property Department, which handles trade mark registration in Hong Kong, the trademark - whether a slogan or symbol - represents only a particular product or service and no one else may use it. If a rival firm does start using a trademark that's the same or similar, you'll be legally entitled to take action against them.
|Register a Trade Mark in Hong Kong|
Trademark registration in Hong Kong achieved by lodging a formal application with the Hong Kong Patent & Trademark Office. With this Hong Kong registering trademark package we will provide the following services: search existing registered trademarks with trademark office; filing a HK trademark application for one class of goods or services; the opportunity to register a trademark or logo in additional classes; the certificate of trademark registration will be send by post.
As a warning sign to other companies, when your trademarks approved, you'll be able to put the ® sign beside it, showing that it has been registered and is therefore protected - it's not permitted to use this sign if the trademark has not been registered. If a dispute does arise with a competitor firm, being able to show you own your trademark will be essential to proving your claim that it is, and your trademark certificate will do just that.
Another important aspect of registering a trademark is that no one else will be able to register the same or a similar one later, as it won't be permitted by the Intellectual Property Department. In addition, a limited company that has trademarked products or services will have higher value that those that don't because they won't be protected from forgeries.
As a global city and major trading hub of intense competition among local and international companies and their brands, not having registered a trademark would leave a firm open to all sorts of threats and potentially imperil its future. It's therefore vital to be legally protected at this fundamental corporate level.
Here at Coddan, we have a wide range of Hong Kong company formation services for clients who wish to establish a company in Hong Kong, including handing trademark registration so that your company is fully protected at all times. If you'd like to know more about registering a trademark in Hong Kong, get in touch with us today and our friendly consultants will be happy to advise.
Why register your trademark in Hong Kong? A trademark is an invaluable part of your company, because it represents your company's brand and reputation. You should register your trademark in Hong Kong if you are planning to trade there, whether it's now or in the future. Protecting your trademark is your responsibility and registering it is the only way you can stop other people from using it and taking advantage of the brand you built.
When you register your trademark you are protecting your company from losing its image, preventing many of the terrible things that could happen if your business hasn't safeguarded its business name/brand. For example, counterfeit goods are a huge problem, particularly in Hong Kong and China. So with trademark registration your business's brand will be protected, ensuring your competition cannot copy your logos. Customers may also be more loyal if you have a trademark that they recognise and is registered.
Registering your trademark secures your right to take legal action and claim for damages if another business or company use your trademark without your consent in Hong Kong. If you register your trademark you'll have the exclusive right to use it in relation to the goods/services it was registered for. Additionally, as the owner you have the right to sell or franchise your trademark to others, which could bring you extra revenue.
You have two ways to register your trademark in Hong Kong; you could register it yourself or go through a third party, such as Coddan. Doing it yourself requires extensive time and research, so many companies find going through a firm that is experienced in trademark registration is quicker, easier and more cost-effective.
Why register a logo in Hong Kong? If you're planning to do business in Hong Kong, one thing you'll need to do in advance is register your company logo so that your corporate image is protected and you have your own unique identifier in the hotly competitive environment of the Special Administrative Region of China.
Major global companies with well-known logos have in recent years had difficulties in China with local firms replicating their logos but with slight modifications so that they're not exactly the same – but similar enough to cause confusion among the buying public. Quality companies rely on their logos as a guarantee that people are getting good products and services, and so when a rival, low-quality firm tries to use that company, it can not only result in lost sales but also pose a risk to reputations and the public perception of a company.
That's why it's imperative that a logo be registered before doing business in Hong Kong, so that if it's approved, it's yours only and no one else can use it or anything similar to it. It will also prevent other firms from trying to register a comparable logo because they won't be able to. If your company needs to take legal action against a firm infringing on your logo design, as long as you have your official certification of registration, you can be all but certain of a successful outcome.
The process of registering a logo in Hong Kong is done at the government's Intellectual Property Department, and if like many people you're unsure of what to do, we're pleased to inform you that here at Coddan we can handle it for you, in a professional and timely manner so that your logo is properly protected under the law.
In order to register your trademark in Hong Kong, you need to complete the trademark application form (make sure you fill in an address in Hong Kong, not overseas) and forward it to the Trademark Registry of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. There will be an application fee involved in the registration of the trademark, and an additional fee for any extra types of goods or services. You can find the forms on the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government's website.
After your application is filed, there are four stages of the trademark registration process in Hong Kong: -
1. The Registry will check for any deficiencies or misinformation.
2. They will then examine the application against the requirements of the trademark ordinance and trademark rules. This will involve searching for any similar trademarks and ensuring everything meets trademark requirements. If your application is unsuccessful (i.e. does not meet the requirements) you will be informed at this point and perhaps advised how to overcome the refusal.
3. Your application will then be accepted and published in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal [http://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/ip_journal.htm#sthash.pFbK2sLU.dpuf]. At this point, it will be open for opposition from third parties; the opposition period lasts three months from the publication date.
4. After the above three stages are completed, your trademark will be completely registered and you'll be issued with an official registration certificate.
If all the requirements are met and there are no deficiencies in your application, or opposition from a third party, your application will be approved. The entire registration process can be as little as six months after the date of when your application was received.
Ensuring that your trademark is registered, and covers all areas of your products and services, requires extensive experience and knowledge of the trademark system. At Coddan, we are experts in all things trademark related and can help you get your trademark registered in Hong Kong. Our team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers will make the whole process go smoothly and easily. We can help ease the pressure of registering a trademark overseas and give you appropriate legal advice. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
Benefits of registering a trademark in Hong Kong: there are several benefits to registering your trademark in Hong Kong: -
1. By registering your trademark you will gain exclusive rights to it.
Following your trademark registration in Hong Kong, you'll receive a certificate of trademark registration to prove that you own the trademark. Once you've received this, you'll have the exclusive right to use your trademark in all your company's goods and services in Hong Kong.
2. Trademark registration will enable you to take legal action against anyone who infringes on it.
After you've registered your trademark, it is significantly easier to take legal action against any one who has used your trademark without consent. It also prevents other businesses from registering the same, or very similar, trademark.
3. Trademark registration means fewer worries.
Once you've registered your trademark, you will have peace of mind that you're protected in the case of someone trying to use it. It will also means fewer worries about accidentally infringing a third party's trademark.
4. Trademark registration means you can use the ® symbol.
It is an offence to use the ® symbol without having first registered for a trademark. After your trademark registration is complete though, you can use the ® symbol next to your company's trademark. This will warn others against using the trademark and also give your brand a more reputable image.
5. A registered trademark is an invaluable asset.
A registered trademark is a symbol of your company's brand and reputation and will separate you from your competition. It is also a significant company asset which can even be used in the valuation of your company in the event of M&A or initial public offering cases.
Advantages to registering a trademark in Hong Kong with Coddan: registering your trademark is essential to protecting your company, its assets and its image. The application process for trademark registration can be very complicated and time-consuming, so getting a professional trademark registration agent to do it can make a lot of sense.
Registering a trademark in Hong Kong can be an even more complex process because of the language and cultural barriers. At Coddan, we have extensive experience in registering trademarks worldwide, including everything from company logos to slogans. Our many years of experience ensures that the process is completed smoothly and correctly. This means there will be no problems later on that might negatively impact your company.
Registering your trademark in Hong Kong through Coddan is a simple and stress-free process agent. The first step we take when registering your trademark is searching the trademark register to ensure your proposed trademark is not in use. You will then need to choose from our selection of registration packages and fill in your details. After receiving everything we need to process your application, we get straight to work and let you know if we need anything else.
If you're considering registering your trademark in Hong Kong, remember that trademarks are localised, so protection is restricted to each country your trademark is registered in. For this reason, it's important to consider registering your trademark in multiple places. For Hong Kong trademarks, you should especially think about registering your trademark in China too. At Coddan, we handle trademark registration in many countries around the world, so we can make sure your trademark is as protected as it can be.
We take care of most of the paperwork and bureaucracy so that you don't have to. Leaving the registration to us will free up more of your time and money to concentrate on your business.
Register a trademark with new company registration in Hong Kong: as a global place of commerce, Hong Kong offers rich rewards for all kinds of companies, but it's critical to ensure your company and its trademark are properly registered so there won't be any difficulties once you start trading. At Coddan, a leading company formation agent, we can help.
We have a range of HK company incorporation packages to suit different needs, starting from just £660, and you can benefit from a number of essential services we provide as part of the company registration process. These include the provision of a registered office address in this vibrant Special Administrative Region of China, along with nominee directors and company secretary.
All you need to do is fill in your details on our online application form and you can have your company formed in a matter of days. When the process is complete, you'll get all the official documentation to prove its existence, including the certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association and minutes of the first meeting. These will be in English as well as Chinese.
We will also provide you with share certificates and company registers as well as the official stamp and seal that you'll need to do business in the territory. Our comprehensive companies formation services in Hong Kong extend to assistance with the opening of a business banking account so you can start trading as soon as possible.
Ensuring your trademark is protected is vital in this highly competitive marketplace where there's always the risk of copyright infringement and loss of sales and reputation. When we form your company, we'll also register your trademark so that you get the assurance and protection you need.
We can also handle correspondence from the authorities to your official registered address in Hong Kong and forward it on to wherever you are. You won't be based at our address because it will be used for the public record only. You'll need to be mindful of deadlines for filing your annual return and accounts, and we can send you reminders so that you file on time and are not penalised.
Contact us now to discover more about how you can incorporate a company and trademark in Hong Kong today.