Design registrability in Hong Kong


Kenny Leung

Companies contemplating design registrations in Hong Kong should be careful to make sure their applications are robust, says Kenny Leung.

Section 2(1) of the Registered Designs Ordinance (RDO) provides that:

“(1) Subject to this Ordinance, a design which is new may, upon application by the person claiming to be the owner, be registered in respect of any article or set of articles specified in the application.”

An article is defined in the RDO as “any article of manufacture [including] any part of an article if that part is made and sold separately”.

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