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In a city that is praised for its free port, Hong Kong offers high degree of freedom for doing business, most of the business activities in Hong Kong do not require a license to commence, for those restricted businesses in a few industries, the requirement and procedures for application of various business licenses are open, streamlined and straight-forward.

Certain licenses give permit to run a certain kind of business if needed. Apart from this, Intellectual Property licenses give solid protection to your businesses’ intellectual property from unfaithful actions e.g. stealing of your idea.

AsiaBC professional corporate services team possess the knowledge and expertise to save your time and afford in handling business license and intellectual property protection. We can help to choose the licenses for your business in Hong Kong even before startup or relocation of your business to Hong Kong.

Here is any overview of AsiaBC Business Licenses Services which are playing part of our Entrepreneur Relocation services package:

The Overview of AsiaBC Business Licenses Services as a part of Entrepreneur Relocation package.

Overview of AsiaBC Business License Services as a part of our entrepreneur Relocation by Asia Business Centre.

What businesses require license to run?

Let corporate services specialists inspect your business model and choose for you.

Even that you business does not belong to the restricted industries, some of the activates in your business model may require specific license to run. Tell your business operations to AsiaBC, and we can help. AsiaBC can assist you with obtaining the necessary licenses and permits for your business.

In addition, protection of your business intellectual property (IP) is vital, we have an experienced consultants as well as close working network of lawyers who serving various industries in Hong Kong, you can outsource the duties of intellectual properties application and protection to professions in Hong Kong so you can focus on your business growth.

For a basic understanding of intellectual property, please refer to our free Guide to Hong Kong.

Details of AsiaBC Business Licenses Services are as follows:

  • Businesses Permits

    General services scope:

    • Research on applicable licenses/permits based on clients’ business models and development
    • Assistance with filing of application for relevant license(s)
    • Responding to requests for additional information from the government

    The business licenses/permits have expiry date, expired licenses are invalid.

    We can assist with obtaining Hong Kong business permits and licenses in most industries including the following:

    • Commodity trading industry
    • E-commerce industry
    • Education industry
    • Event management & MICE industry
    • Healthcare industry
    • Import/Export industry
    • IT industry
    • Oil & Gas services Industry
    • Recruitment industry
    • Travel industry
    • Restaurant industry
    • Financial services industry
    • Retail industry
    • Telecommunications industry
  • Intellectual Property Protection

    We assist entrepreneurship with trademarking of their business name, slogan and logo, registering design, and obtaining patent of their invention as well as copyright of works. Details of our services are as follows:

    • Conducting Hong Kong trademark /patent / design / copyright search
    • Conducting Mainland China trademark /patent / design / copyright search
    • Conducting Macau trademark /patent / design / copyright search
    • Completing the trademark / patent / design / copyright application
    • Filing the trademark / patent / design application
    • Liaising with relevant regulatory authority to answer questions as they arise during application processing

Classification of Registered Trademark:

By the World Intellectual Property Organization, total 45 classes of goods and services (34 classes of goods and 11 classes of services) are available for classification of registered trademarks.

An alphabetical list of these 45 class of goods and services are listed in our “Guide to HK – List of Trademark Classes (WTO)“.

One registered trademark must belong to AT LEAST one class, belonging to any additional class is available upon request.

Hong Kong Trademark Registration Services

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Registration of your trademarks in Hong Kong is a cost-effective way to obtain intellectual property protection to your trademarks. Since Hong Kong’s law system adopts “Territorial Protection” to trademark owners, trademarks which is registered with the trademarks registries in other countries or regions do not automatically receive protection in Hong Kong.

To obtain legal protection of the oversea registered trademarks in Hong Kong, these trademarks must be registered in Intellectual Property Department in Hong Kong.

 Overview of Trademark Registration in Hong Kong:

  • Certification: 6 months to 1 year of government lead time
  • Validity: Valid for 10 years from the date of registration
  • Renewal: Renew for a successive period of 10 years

Flow of AsiaBC Hong Kong Trademarks Registration Services:

  1. Conduct registered trademark search and evaluation
  2. Prepare for documentation and authorization
  3. Submit Documents to the Intellectual Property Department in Hong Kong
  4. Assist in handling objections to the application
  5. Collect the certificate of trademark registration

Required documents & information:

  • Copies of the trademark: 4 black-and-white prints / 15 color prints if trademark is created in color.
  • A detailed list of products or services to be covered in the application.
  • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and/or Business Registration Certificate or anything of similar nature which shows the name and address of the applicant.
  • Convention priority claim document (if Convention priority is claimed).
  • Power of Attorney (POA) letter (usually, it is not required).

For detail about Hong Kong Trademarks Registration, feel free to Visit our free “Guide to Hong Kong – Hong Kong Trademarks Registration“.

China (PRC) Trademark Registration Services

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In the legal system of People’s Republic of China (Mainland China), the PRC Trademark Office is the state authority to handle its registration and the registration is the only method to protect your exclusive rights to that trademark in Mainland China.

The PRC trademark law system is different to the U.S. federal trademark law system. The PRC trademark law stated that “Any natural person, legal entity or other organization intending to acquire the exclusive right to use a trademark, including service mark, shall file an application for the registration of the trademark with the (PRC) Trademark Office”.

Overview of Trademark Registration in Mainland China:

  • Certification: Approximately 18 to 30 months (government processing lead time)
  • Validity: Valid for 10 years from the date of registration
  • Renewal: Renew for successive periods of 10 years

Flow of AsiaBC China Trademarks Registration Services:

  1. Perform the trademark search in mainland China.
  2. After the application submission, the PRC Trademark Office issues a Notification of Acceptance in 3 months if the submitted documents are correct and completed
  3. The PRC Trademark Office releases the Preliminary Announcement around 10 months after the application is accepted.
  4. Collect the Certification of Trademark Registration from the PRC Trademark Office.

Required documents & information:

  • Copies of the trademark: 4 black-and-white prints / 15 color prints if trademark is created in color.
  • A detailed list of products or services to be covered in the application.
  • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and/or Business Registration Certificate or anything of similar nature which shows the name and address of the applicant.
  • Convention priority claim document (if the claim is needed).
  • Power of Attorney (POA) letter is required.

For detail about Hong Kong Trademarks Registration, feel free to Visit our free “Guide to Hong Kong – Hong Kong Trademarks Registration“.

Macau (Marco) Trademark Registration Services

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The trademark registration system of Macao offers only “territorial protection”, so any trademark registered with the in PRC or other jurisdictions do not automatically receive protection in Macao. To obtain trademark protection in Macao, trademarks must be registered under the Industrial Property Code, Economic Services (MES) of Macao Special Administrative Region.

Overview of Trademark Registration in Macao:

  • Certification: Approximately 6 to 9 months (government processing lead time)
  • Validity: Valid for 7 years from the date of registration
  • Renewal: Renew for successive periods of 7 years

Flow of AsiaBC Macao Trademark Registration Services:

  1. Conduct trademark search and evaluation
  2. Prepare for documentation and authorization
  3. Submit Documents to the Macao Economic Services (MES) in Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR)
  4. Handle the event of objection to the application
  5. Collect a certificate of trademark registration

Required documents & information:

  • Copies of the trademark: 4 black-and-white prints / 15 color prints if trademark is created in color.
  • A detailed list of products or services to be covered in the application.
  • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Business Registration Certificate or anything of similar nature which shows the name and address of the applicant.
  • A priority document when priority is claimed. The document can be filed within 3 months after the submission.
  • Power of Attorney (POA) letter as required.

For detail about Hong Kong Trademarks Registration, feel free to Visit our free “Guide to Hong Kong – Hong Kong Trademarks Registration“.

Need support regarding Trademarks Registration in Hong Kong, Mainland China, or Macao.

Patents and Design Registration Services in Hong Kong, China, Macau

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The procedure and regulatory authorities of Patents and Designs registration in these 3 jurisdictions are similar.Feel free to contact us for application details and support.

For more details, feel free to take a look to our free Guide to Hong Kong Designs Registration and Patents Registration.

Quotations of Patents and Designs Registration Services in Hong Kong, China, & Macau?

We recommend you to visit our “Business Guide to Hong Kong” section of detailed information on how to obtain business license in Hong Kong as a part business operation.

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