Trademark Classifications in Hong Kong: Class 1 to 5

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As we have already mentioned, trademarks and intellectual properties are used to classify the origin of products and services, to protect creations and inventions, to specify the source of the good in question. TDM and IP prove that you are the owner of a specific “good”, it doesn’t matter if a word, a smells, a color, a design. The Nice …

How to protect your business in Hong Kong

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The essential function of a trademark is to exclusively identify the commercial source or origin of products or services, so a trademark, properly called, indicates source or serves as a badge of origin. Typically a trademark can be words (including personal names), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colours, sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging …

Company Secretary– Be careful who you choose

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As the Company Secretary role cannot be the Directors or the Shareholders within the same company, another individual or entity must be nominated. There have been cases where Directors or Shareholders have chosen their friend or another individual entity as their Company Secretary which has turned out in a difficult and costly situation. Recently we have a case, the client has nominated …

How to Go About Changing the Nature of Your Business in Hong Kong

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Change is natural. And if after some time you’ve decided to change the nature fo your business to something that in your view presents bigger opportunities – why not? However there are legal proceedings to go through. You should notify the Business Registration Office in writing of any change in the nature of your business within 1 month of the …

What’s in a Name? (Or How to Change the Name of Your Business)

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If you have changed your business name, you should notify the Business Registration Office within 1 month of the change. The business registration number, original and new business name, business address and the date of change should be stated. Alternatively, you may furnish the details on the form IRC 3110A. What happens if you fail to submit the application on time? …