INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICE

Intellectual Property Service 2017-09-10T18:26:06+00:00

Patent is the protection for the invention which must be a novel and inventive product, method or substance.

A patent owner can prevent the others from manufacturing, using, selling, importing or exporting your patented invention. Anyone does the aforesaid actions without the authorization of the patent owner would result in patent infringement.

Some countries, for example, China, have two kinds of patents, depending on the nature of the invention.

Invention patent refers to any new techinical solution relating to a product, a process or improvement thereof.

Utility model patent refers to a new technical solution relating to the shape, the structure, or their combination, of a product, which is fit for practical use.

Importance of Patent Registration

  • The patentee can be a sole supplier of the patented invention
  • Allow any third party to use the patented invention for licensing fees
Country Patent Type Required Time Valid Period
Hong Kong Standard (1st stage) 3-6 Months 20 Years
Hong Kong Standard(2nd stage) 3-6 Months 20 Years
Hong Kong Short-term 3-6 Months 8 Years
Hong Kong Design 3-6 Months 25 Years
China Invention 30-36 Months 20 Years
China Utility Model 12-18 Months 10 Years
China Design 9-12 Months 10 Years
U.S.A. Invention/ Utility Model 24-30 Months 20 Years
U.S.A. Design 10-12 Months 14 Years
E.U. Invention 36-48 Months 20 Years
E.U. Design 4-6 Months 25 Years
Japan Invention 24-30 Months 20 Years
Japan Utility Model 8-12 Months 10 Years
Japan Design 15-18 Months 20 Years
Korea Invention 30-36 Months 20 Years
Korea Utility Model 12-18 Months 15 Years
Korea Design 10-15 Months 20 Years

POPULAR COUNTRIES
FOR PATENT APPLICANT

China
China
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
European Union
European Union
United States
United States
Canada
Canada
Australia
Australia
Korea
Korea
Japan
Japan
Macau
Macau
Singapore
Singapore
Malaysia
Malaysia
Taiwan
Taiwan
Indonesia
Indonesia
India
India

Patent is the protection for the invention which must be a novel and inventive product, method or substance.

A patent owner can prevent the others from manufacturing, using, selling, importing or exporting your patented invention. Anyone does the aforesaid actions without the authorization of the patent owner would result in patent infringement.

Some countries, for example, China, have two kinds of patents, depending on the nature of the invention.

Invention patent refers to any new techinical solution relating to a product, a process or improvement thereof.

Utility model patent refers to a new technical solution relating to the shape, the structure, or their combination, of a product, which is fit for practical use.

Importance of Patent Registration

  • The patentee can be a sole supplier of the patented invention
  • Allow any third party to use the patented invention for licensing fees

 

Country Patent Type Required Time Valid Period
Hong Kong Standard (1st stage) 3-6 Months 20 Years
Hong Kong Standard(2nd stage) 3-6 Months 20 Years
Hong Kong Short-term 3-6 Months 8 Years
Hong Kong Design 3-6 Months 25 Years
China Invention 30-36 Months 20 Years
China Utility Model 12-18 Months 10 Years
China Design 9-12 Months 10 Years
U.S.A. Invention/ Utility Model 24-30 Months 20 Years
U.S.A. Design 10-12 Months 14 Years
E.U. Invention 36-48 Months 20 Years
E.U. Design 4-6 Months 25 Years
Japan Invention 24-30 Months 20 Years
Japan Utility Model 8-12 Months 10 Years
Japan Design 15-18 Months 20 Years
Korea Invention 30-36 Months 20 Years
Korea Utility Model 12-18 Months 15 Years
Korea Design 10-15 Months 20 Years

POPULAR COUNTRIES
FOR PATENT APPLICANT

China
China
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
European Union
European Union
United States
United States
Canada
Canada
Australia
Australia
Korea
Korea
Japan
Japan
Macau
Macau
Singapore
Singapore
Malaysia
Malaysia
Taiwan
Taiwan
Indonesia
Indonesia
India
India

Copyright is the right given to the owner of an original work, which protects the innovation. This right can subsist in literary works, musical works, dramatic works, artistic works, sound recordings, films, broadcasts, cable programs, typographical arrangement of literature, drama and music works, performer’s performances, internet transmission of copyright works and computer software. The right can be recorded for protection.

Importance of Copyright Registration

  • Evidence for copyright protection
  • Effective protection for creator’s right