Assignment Agreement

A simple assignment of intellectual property from the assignor and the assignee.

Will my patent be protected overseas if it is registered in Hong Kong?

No. A patent that is granted within Hong Kong will not automatically grant protection that is applicable in other jurisdictions. Patent holders who seek to protect their intellectual properties in other jurisdictions should apply for an independent application in those jurisdictions accordingly. There are two main ways to protect your patent rights in multiple jurisdictions: … Read more

How can I apply for a patent for my invention?

In Hong Kong, there are two types of patents as governed by the Patents Ordinance (Cap. 514): Standard patent: It provides protection to the invention for at most 20 years (from the application’s filing date). Short-term patent: It provides protection to the invention for at most 8 years (from the application’s filing date). Applying for … Read more

What kinds of inventions can be protected by a patent?

Generally, you can obtain patents for inventions in any technological field. The subject matter of a patent can either be a product or a process. Products that can be patented range from kitchen utensils and machines (i.e. the machines’ functional features) to nanotechnology chips and manufactured articles (e.g. a cup or a table). For processes … Read more

What is a patent?

A patent is a type of property right. It gives the owner of the patented invention an exclusive right for a fixed period to make, use, sell, import or exploit their patented invention. Once you have obtained patent protection for your invention, other people cannot commercially use, distribute, sell or import your invention without your … Read more