A trademark is a sign that distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from those of others.
A trademark is a sign that distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from those of others. Typically a trademark can be words (including personal names), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colors, sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging or any combination of these. A sign must be capable of being represented graphically in order for it to be registered as a trademark.
The trademark owner has an exclusive right to use the mark on his goods or the services for which the mark was registered. The trademark owner can take legal action to stop anyone from using his registered sign without his consent.
The registration is valid for 10 years and renewal application for 10 years can be submitted 6 months before the expiry date.
|Country/ Territory||Estimated Time|
|Hong Kong||Around 6 months (from filing until registration and provided there is no official action).|
|China||At least 18 months (from filing until registration and provided there is no official action)|
|Taiwan||Around 9-12 months (from filing until registration and provided there is no official action)|
* Charges for EACH application/ Class only.
* Application fees are non-refundable after filed. Above Charges included of official application fee and our service charge in a straightforward case. But not included of notarization fees and legalization fee if required. Additional costs will be payable if official objections and/or opposition are raised during the prosecution process.
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