For the status description in our trademark online search system, please see attached.
E-filing and Interactive service
Trademarks, patents and designs applications can be filed electronically via our e-filing and Interactive Service System at https://iponline.ipd.gov.hk. To become our e-filer, please contact us at 2961 6820 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top E-Filers' Award
The Intellectual Property Department's e-filing services have been operating since December 2003, bringing a real time e-culture to intellectual property registration services. In recognition of the e-Filers' continuous support and participation to IPD's e-Filing service, IPD had been running the Top e-Filers' Awards to our e-filers from 2005 to 2008.
Results of the Top E-Filers' Award for years 2005 – 2008, please see attached.
Use of 'Ming font' in Online Search and e-filing systems
IPD has adopted Ming (for ISO10646) font in Online Search and E-Filing systems which can support the following characters :-
Traditional Chinese characters
Simplified Chinese characters
Hong Kong Supplementary Characters Set (HKSCS)
Some European characters e.g.
Some Latin characters
For trademark, patent and design applications, if the name and / or address provided to the Registries contains a special character displayed in 'Ming font', the corresponding record in our computer system will contain the same special character in the specific field. Hence, the special character will be displayed in the corresponding record of online search result.
A search for name of registered owner / applicant by using a search criterion that contains a special character supported by the 'Ming font' will bring up relevant 'special character' records. For example, if the name of a registered owner or an applicant contains the word , a search for will bring up records with name of registered owner or applicant contain the word .
For trademark search, the Trade Mark Registry has not input special characters appearing in trade marks in the field of trade mark text in the registry's records. This is to enable a trade mark search to bring up marks that contain a specific character or its corresponding special character. An example is that a search for trade marks by using the criterion 'ITAU' will bring up both 'ITAU' and marks.
State Emblems, and Names, Abbreviations and Emblems of International Intergovernmental Organizations under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
Search of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) notifications of state emblems, names, abbreviation and emblems of international intergovernmental organizations protected under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention can be conducted at http://www.wipo.int/ipdl/en/search/6ter/search-struct.jsp . This hyperlink is made with the permission of WIPO. The copyright of data from the website of WIPO is owned by WIPO. The Secretariat of WIPO assumes no liability or responsibility with regard to the transformation or translation of the data.