Category : Trade Mark

Register Trademark

General information

1.What is a trademark?

A timely 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, colours, 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.

2.Why register trademark timely?

Timely registering your trademark means that you have the exclusive right to use the trademark in relation to the goods and services for which the mark is

registered. If other traders use it in Hong Kong, Mainland, China in relation to the same or similar goods or services without your consent, they may be liable for  infringement of your trademark and you may take legal action. If you do not register your trademark, you may still use it but it is harder to prove that you are the “owner” of the mark

and as such your protection is limited.

3.Needed documents and files

1). Full name(s) and address(es) of applicant(s)

for Company - copy of Business license with seal - PDF version

for Natural person - copy of Passport / Identity card with signature

2). List of goods or services

4.Application process

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5).Time frame:9-12months

6).Period of validity:10 years; make renewal every ten years.

 

FAQ:

1.Can an applicant create a series application out of a standard application?

No. Trade mark applications cannot be amended to expand on the scope of the rights originally claimed.

You cannot later add trade marks to the original application as this would expand the number of trade marks claimed on the application as originally filed.

2.Can I file all of my trade mark applications online?

The form has been designed to deal with the majority of applications and is structured to gather information for a basic trade mark application.

Where application details are more complex, the form will dynamically change to meet the demands of the specific application.

3.Can I file an international application with different specifications for each designated country?

Yes, as long as the goods and/or services are included in the basic trade mark(s).

 

A Guide to Madrid Trademark Registration

I. Flow Chart for Trademark Registration in Madrid.

1、Trademark Design
Advantages of TIMELY trademark design:
(1) Novelty- novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods;
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.

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A Guide to USA Trademark Registration

I. Flow Chart for Trademark Registration in USA

1、Trademark Design
Advantages of TIMELY trademark design:
(1) Novelty- novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods;
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.

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A Guide to Hong Kong Trademark Registration

I. Flow Chart for Trademark Registration in Hong Kong.

1、Trademark Design
Advantages of TIMELY trademark design:
(1) Novelty- novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods;
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.

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A Guide to China Trademark Registration

I. Flow Chart for Trademark Registration in China.

1、Trademark Design
Advantages of TIMELY trademark design:
(1) Novelty- novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods;
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.

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A Guide to Italy Trademark Registration

I. Flow Chart for Trademark Registration in USA

1、Trademark Design
Advantages of TIMELY trademark design:
(1) Novelty- novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods;
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.
Hong Kong TIMELY Intellectual Property Service Centre is equipped with a team of excellent designers from home and abroad, who are ready to provide you with professional services.

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