What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Hong Kong?

  1. Examination – Applications are examined in respect of:
    • Formalities
    • Classification
    • Clarity
    • Descriptiveness
    • Distinctiveness
    • Deceptiveness
    • Conflict 
  1. Publication - The filing particulars are made available to the public via online posting.
    • mark;
    • name of applicant;
    • address of applicant;
    • application number;
    • application date;
    • goods/services;
    • priority claim information;
    • representation of trademark. 
  1. Registration – When the application has successfully overcome all oppositions and it was able to meet all requirements, official registration will be granted.
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