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Hong Kong



Two types of patents exist, one is a standard patent and the other is a short-term patent.  The life time of a standard patent is 20 years from the date of registration while the life time of a short-term patent is 8 years from the date of registration.


The prequisite for filing a standard patent application in Hong Kong is a prior patent application filed in one of three patent offices, also known as the 'designated patent offices', which include:


  • the State Intellectual Property Office, People's Republic of China

  • the European Patent Office, in respect of a patent designating the United Kingdom

  • the United Kingdom Patent Office.


A standard patent application in Hong Kong consists of two stages, which are:


  • a request to record the designated patent application, that is the Chinese, EP(UK) or UK published patent application (stage 1); and

  • a request for registration and grant in Hong Kong, China of the Chinese, EP(UK) or UK granted patent (stage 2).


The prequisite for the granting of a short-term patent application in Hong Kong is based on a search report issued by an international searching authority or one of three designated patent offices.


The applications for both the short-term patent and the standard patent can be filed in either Chinese or English.


For your further reference please find the information sheet for Hong Kong patent applications.

Standard Patent

Filing application for standard patent for each stage


Annual maintenance fee after the third year


Late renewal surcharge










Short-term Patent

Drafting Chinese patent application


Drafting English patent application


Filing application for Short-term patent application


Obtaining official search report from China patent office


Renewal fee from the fifth to eighth years


Late renewal surcharge




















Design Patent

Filing applications for design


Maintenance fee

(from 6th to 10th years)


Maintenance fee

(from 11th to 15th years)


Maintenance fee

(from 16th to 20th years)


Maintenance fee

(from 21th to 25th years)













Recording assignment 
Recording change of name/address

Each recordal


regardless of number of patents involved


Each recordal


regardless of number of patents involved


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