The Work Manual is a guide for the Trade Marks Registry in relation to examination of applications for registration and practice in other proceedings under the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap. 559). The information contained is not adapted to any particular person's circumstances and many details, which may be relevant to particular circumstances, have been omitted. Accordingly, it cannot be relied upon to be a complete and authoritative guide and should not be quoted as or considered to be a legal authority. Full consideration must be given to all the relevant factors and each case must be considered on its merits.
The Work Manual is intended to reflect the registry's practice and it will be subject to changes from time to time.
In the Work Manual, unless otherwise stated,
"the Ordinance" means the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap. 559);
"the Rules" means the Trade Marks Rules (Cap. 559 sub. leg.);
"section [#]" refers to the relevant section in the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap. 559); and
"rule [#]" refers to the relevant rule in the Trade Marks Rules (Cap. 559 sub. leg.).
Current list of chapters (arranged in alphabetical order)