Wednesday, March 27 2024   \  Published by Spruson & Ferguson.

Hong Kong | Design registration fees reduced

Hong Kong | Design registration fees reduced

Good news for those seeking design protection in Hong Kong with the announcement from the Intellectual Property Department of the Government of Hong Kong SAR (HKIPD) that official design fees have been reduced, effective from 1 March 2024.

Design registration and post-registration official fees have been substantially reduced by up to 70%.

The fee reductions underpin a Hong Kong Special Administration Region of China Government policy to promote intellectual property trading, according to the Chief Executive’s 2023 Policy Address.

HKIPD Encourages electronic filing

To encourage electronic filing of design registrations, a larger reduction of 70% is offered for electronic filling compared with paper filing, which at 60% still represents a substantial drop. Read more

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