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Hong Kong

Two types of patents exist, one is a standard patent and the other is a short-term patent. The life time of a standard patent is 20 years from the date of registration while the life time of a short-term patent is 8 years from the date of registration. The prequisite for filing a standard patent application in Hong Kong is a prior patent application filed in one of three patent offices, also known as the 'designated patent offices', which include: the State Intellectual Property Office, People's Republic of China the European Patent Office, in respect of a patent designating the United Kingdom the United Kingdom Patent Office. A standard patent application in Hong Kong consists of two stages, which are: a request to record the designated patent application, that is the Chinese, EP(UK) or UK published patent application (stage 1); and a request for registration and grant in Hong Kong, China of the Chinese, EP(UK) or UK granted patent (stage 2). The prequisite for the granting of a short-term patent application in Hong Kong is based on a search report issued by an international searching authority or one of three designated patent offices. The applications for both the short-term patent and the standard patent can be filed in either Chinese or English. For your further reference please find the information sheet for Hong Kong patent applications.

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Standard Patent

  • Filing application for standard patent for each stage USD356
  • Annual maintenance fee after the third year USD135
  • Late renewal surcharge USD100

Short-term Patent

  • Drafting Chinese patent application USD1,000
  • Drafting English patent application USD1,500
  • Filing application for Short-term patent application USD450
  • Obtaining official search report from China patent office USD770
  • Renewal fee from the fifth to eighth years USD267
  • Late renewal surcharge USD100

Design Patent

  • Filing applications for design USD300
  • Maintenance fee (from 6th to 10th years) USD193
  • Maintenance fee (from 11th to 15th years) USD275
  • Maintenance fee (from 16th to 20th years) USD399
  • Maintenance fee (from 21th to 25th years) USD599

Recording change of name/address

  • Each recordal USD100
  • regardless of number of patents involved

Recording assignment

  • Each recordal USD350
  • regardless of number of patents involved