(WIPO code: HK) (latest review October 2020)

by WENPING PATENT & TRADEMARK AGENT LTD., Hong Kong - Ms Kanina LAI

General Information

Area

1,106.7 sq. km.

Population

7,509,200 (mid-2020).

Official Languages

Chinese and English.

Currency

Hong Kong dollar.

General Remarks

Economic conditions

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an industrial, financial and distribution center in the Far East. Its major exports are articles of apparel, clothing accessories, textile fabric, toys and dolls, watches and clocks, electronic components and parts for computers and household type electrical and non-electrical equipment. The largest markets for Hong Kong's products are in Mainland China, the United States, Singapore, Macau and Vietnam. The tertiary sector has been growing rapidly. As a result of the rapid growth of financial services, Hong Kong is still one of the most important financial centers in the world.

Political conditions

Since reverting to China on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed a high degree of autonomy under the Basic Law. The Chinese government is determined to maintain Hong Kong as an international center of financial services, trade and shipping.

 

Statistics (as at September 30, 2020)  
Standard patents granted 5,926
Short-term patents granted 563
Designs registered 4,014
Trademarks registered 25,483

Total number of registered trademarks on the Register on September 30, 2020: 455,608.