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The enhancement of BUD Fund

THE ENHANCEMENT OF BUD FUND Increasing the cumulative funding ceiling per enterprise to $4 million extend the geographical coverage to all economies with which Hong Kong has signed Free Trade Agreements (i.e. Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), Australia, Chile, the four member states of the European Free Trade Association (i.e. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), Georgia, Macao and New Zealand. Increasing the [...]

05/03/2021|Industrial News|

Burberry Vs Baneberry in China

Burberry has been granted an injunction against Xinboli Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, the owner of the Chinese brand Baneberry, for trademark infringement by Intermediate People's Court of Suzhou. The defendant, Baneberry owns over 40 stores in China, most of their stores locate in luxury shopping malls which surprisingly staying close from retail stores of the plaintiff, Burberry. Baneberry expand very rapidly and strength their hands to e-commerce market. Its logos [...]

01/03/2021|Industrial News|

The new arrangement of EU Trademark After UK left European Union

Overview The transition period for the United Kingdom (UK) has officially closed on 31st December 2020. UK is no longer a member of European Union (EU) which brings impact of EU trademark applications. The laws and policies of the EU will cease to apply to the UK after the transition period. Trademark owners mostly concern what to do with their EU trademarks, UK government announced various handling of different types [...]

05/02/2021|Industrial News|

Statement of Use must submit with US trademark application

From June 21, 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has checked the evidence of use for preventing non-use of registered marks. A Statement of Use must be submitted with an US trademark application form since March 21, 2017. A Statement of Use is an oath provided by applicants which declaims that he/she is actually using the trademark in these applied goods and services. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [...]

09/10/2020|Industrial News|

Enhanced administrative arrangements of Patent Application Grant

The Innovation and Technology Commission has announced the enhanced funding and administrative arrangements for the Patent Application Grant with a view to easing the capital funding problems of individuals or enterprises in applying for patents. From 1 April 2020, the enhanced administrative arrangements includes:   Applicants will no longer be required to pay a $3,000 deposit at the time of application After the application is approved, applicants will not be [...]

01/09/2020|Industrial News|

China Trademark Registration Processes

General Requirement: 1. Trademark logo (JPG or PDF format) and trademark words. If any specified colors, pantone must be provided. 2. The goods and services that will be associated with your trademark. Each applications included 10 goods or services, extra goods or services will be charged as additional. 3. Business Registration (BR) or ID cards of trademark owner. If the content is non-Chinese, it is a must to translate to Chinese [...]

09/06/2019|Industrial News|

SAIC : Well-known trademark cannot apply on the purpose of corporation promotion

CRNTT was held a press conference on deepening the reform of the commercial system in Beijing on 2nd March.  Zhang Mao, the Secretary of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, was introducing the clear rules for well-known trademarks under the Trademark Law. Well-known trademark is the concept of law, not a symbol of honor of the product, can not be used for corporate communications. Also he claimed that to assess whether a well-known [...]

07/03/2018|Industrial News|

Company name registration: not an indication of intellectual property rights

In Hong Kong, a company or business name registration is not an indication of intellectual property rights (IPR). Company registration, business registration and trademark registration serve different purposes. They are regulated by separate laws and the registration systems are administered by different government departments. A company name registration at the Companies Registry or a business name registered with the Business Registration Office under the Inland Revenue Department is not the [...]

15/01/2018|Industrial News|

The World’s Most Valuable Brand

The World's Most Valuable Brand -sources from Forbes, Apple Inc, USPTO, BBC News For the last five years, Apple held on to the title of the world’s most valuable brand. The Apple logo is now worth $39.3 billion according to Brand Finance. Apple’s innovation is embodied in its Intellectual Property, including Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. So do you know the amount of patents owned by Apple? Apple Inc. owns about [...]

29/05/2017|Industrial News|

Review of Global Intellectual Property Applications

Review of Global Intellectual Property Applications About 2.9 million patent applications were filed worldwide in 2015, up 7.8% from 2014. Driving that strong growth were filings in China, which received about 174,000 of the nearly 208,000 additional filings in 2015 and accounted for 84% of total growth. Global filing activity for patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs increased in 2015. IP offices in Asia received the highest numbers of [...]

24/09/2016|Industrial News|