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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 …

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The process of registering a trademark?

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The process of registering a trademark? Once the application for your trademark has been received, an examiner will process it according to code. The process is Application Deficiencies Checking Search & Examination Publication for Opposition Hearing Registration Time Required for the application is usually 6-8 months, so planning ahead here is key. For more information about process trademark, please feel …

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Why register a trademark in Hong Kong?

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Why register a trademark in Hong Kong? Registering your trademark in Hong Kong means you can: Have the exclusive right to use the trademark No one else may use your individual trademark. If someone uses your trademark without permission, they are liable for infringement of your rights and you may take legal action. Registering makes it easy to prove that …

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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 …

Protect Your Intellectual Property

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1. Register your brand name or logo as a trademark is the only way to prevent another business from infringing on your brand. 2. Conduct a trademark search before registering your trademark to make sure you are not infringing on someone else’s trademark. 3. Sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with your potential business partners. 4. Includes an assignment of all …

What is Trademark?

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A trademark is a sign for customers to distinguish your business’ goods and services from those of your competitors, it is often referred as a brand or brand name, and it can be in the form of a logo, graphic, signature or symbol etc. Registering a trademark allows you to protect your brand by restricting other traders to use the …

Trademark Classifications in Hong Kong: Class 41 to 45

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Class 41 Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. This class covers mainly services provided by persons or institutions in the development of the mental faculties of persons or animals, as well as services intended to entertain or to engage the attention. Examples of companies and services: Stanford Swim School – Sports institution SPCA – Animal training Class …

Trademark Classifications in Hong Kong: Class 35 to 40

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Services While class 1 to 34 cover different types of goods, class 35 to 45 cover different types of services for people who want to trademark a service to choose from. ·         Class 35 Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions. This class includes mainly services rendered by persons or organizations principally with the object of: 1. help in the …

Trademark Classifications in Hong Kong: Class 31 to 34

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l    Class 31 Grains and agricultural, horticultural and forestry products not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds; natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt. This class includes mainly land products not having been subjected to any form of preparation for consumption, live animals and plants as well as foodstuffs for animals. This Class does …