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Standard Patent

The grant of a standard patent in Hong Kong, China is based on the registration of a patent granted by one of three designated patent offices:

  • - State Intellectual Property Office, People's Republic of China
  • - European Patent Office, in respect of a patent designated the United Kingdom
  • - United Kingdom Patent Office.

The standard patent application in Hong Kong, China is made in two stages by filing

  • - a request to record the designated patent application, that is the Chinese, EP(UK) or UK published patent application
  • - a request for registration and grant in Hong Kong, China of the Chinese, EP(UK) or UK granted patent.

For an international application designating the European / United Kingdom Patent Office:

the date of publication by the European Patent Office in its Bulletin of the relevant bibliographical data showing that the international application has entered the national phase in the European Patent Office.

For an international application designating the State Intellectual Property Office, People's Republic of China:

  • - if the international application was published by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Chinese, the date of the issuance of the national application notification by the State Intellectual Property Office;
  • - if the international application was published by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization in a language other than Chinese, the date of publication by the State Intellectual Property Office; in its Patent Gazette of the relevant bibliographical data showing that the international application has entered the national phase in the State Intellectual Property Office;

Required Documents / Materials:

  • - a copy of the published designated patent application;
  • - the title of the invention in both English and Chinese;
  • - applicant's name and address.
Protection: Maximum 20 years (start day from the designated patent application)
Initial Application Fee: 1st Stage – HKD6,100 (Incl. Gov. Charge HKD448)
2nd Stage – HKD6,100 (Incl. Gov. Charge HKD448)
Renewal Fee: Annually paid after the end of 3rd year, HKD3,640 (Incl. Gov. Charge HKD540)
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