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Appearance Design Patent
Only the owner of a design is entitled to register a design. An owner may obtain ownership by commissioning the creation of the design, or under an employment contract or by assignment, etc.
Designs can be registered for a wide range of products, including computers, telephones, CD-players, textiles, jewelry and watches. Registered designs protect only the appearance of products, for example the look of a computer monitor. Registration of the design does not protect the way in which the product relating to the design works. Protection for the way in which a product works may be available under patent law. Computer software is protected under copyright law. Registered design owners have the right to prevent others from manufacturing, importing, using, selling or hiring the design product.
Required Documents / Materials:
|Protection:||Maximum 25 years from date of applying application|
|Application Fee:||HKD6,000 (Incl. filing and advertising government charge of one design)|
|Renewal Fee:||Renew every 5 years after approved, HKD3,500 with the government charge as follow:|