Dragon Boat Festival 2018

HAPPY DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL!

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The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday to show respect to the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan. The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese calendar. This year, the festival is held on the 18th of June. To celebrate the festival, people love eating rice dumplings and race dragon boats. Both of these …

Companies Registry

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADEMARK REGISTRATION AND COMPANY REGISTRATION

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Under Hong Kong law, there are subtle differences between Trademark Registration and Company Registration, for example, whether Company Registration protects brand or business names. In this blog, we are going to address the differences between the Companies Registry and Company Registration, and how Trademark Registration is different. The most important difference is that Company Registration is not an indication of trademark rights. In …

JOIN THE HONG KONG ENTREPRENEUR DAY @ HKTDC

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The 10th annual Hong Kong Entrepreneur Day will be held from the 17th of May to the 18th of May in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is free and open to the public. At this fair, visitors can find start-up opportunities and support services made for Hong Kong start-ups. In addition, there are many events to help …

WHAT IS THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SURVEY?

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You will receive a letter every quarter from the Census and Statistics Department containing a survey requesting basic information about your company. This information includes incorporation date, business nature, number of employees, etc. You may be confused with the purpose of this form and how it should be filled. Below is some basic clarifying information to ensure you fill out the …

PROMULGATION OF THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

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Recently, there have been some updates on the code of practice for employment. Listed below are the main amendments: Increasing the maximum penalty on Employment Agencies (EAs) for overcharging job-seekers or operating without a license Extending the scope of the offence of overcharging job-seekers Extending the statuary time limit for prosecution of the offence of overcharging job-seekers and unlicensed operation of …

GOODS AGREEMENT

What is the Procedure for Setting up a Representative Office?

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Set up a Representative Office First, the company must complete the registration procedure with the Companies Registry within 1 month of the establishment of the place of business. Also, they must register with the Business Registration Office of the Inland Revenue Department within one month of the commencement of business. Further, For more details about setting up a representative office, kindly …

Three Tips to Follow For Fortunate Chinese New Year

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Three Tips to Follow For a Fortunate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is approaching! This New Year’s Day will be on 16 February and is also the year of dog. If you are born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006, having zodiac sign of dog, this year you will be blessed! In the New Year’s Day, 16 February, Chinese …

Process Trademark

What is a trademark?

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What is a Trademark? First and foremost, a trademark is a sign/symbol that distinguishes the brand of one business from the other. Furthermore, it can be words, indications, designs, letters, or any other defining characteristics. What is a sign? A sign as a trademark can be represented graphically.  Last, for more information about trademark, kindly contact us at sales@centreo.hk or call …

Company Hong Kong

Private Limited Company Vs Public Limited Company

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Private Limited Company Vs Public Limited Company A private company in Hong Kong is often set up for the purpose of conducting small business. A private company does not need to file its accounts with the Companies Registry, so that it may maintain confidence of the financial situation of the company. As defined by the Companies Ordinance of Hong Kong, …