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How to apply to register a trade mark>
Application process

When we receive your application, our examiner will check it and decide whether we need to object to your trade mark based on the criteria laid down in the Trade Marks Ordinance. Therefore there are a number of factors which you must consider before applying to register a trade mark. Listed below are some important points:

Preliminary Advice Services

You may use our Preliminary Advice services on Form T1 before applying for a trade mark. It can tell you whether we will likely accept your trade mark for registration. Using this service can save you the money of applying an unregistrable trade mark.

Form : T1

Please refer to “Form T1 sample”, How to classify my goods and services? and Commonly used descriptions of goods and services and their class numbers before you fill in the form.

Fee : HK$400 for each service plus HK$200 per each additional class of goods or services

Payment can be made by Octopus card, cash or cheque payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". Payment by credit card is only available for applications submitted through IPD e-filing system. For details, please visit

Submitting your Form T1

Please submit your Form T1 with fees to "Trade Marks Registry, Intellectual Property Department, 24/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong" by post or in person.

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

You may also submit your Form T1 electronically through IPD e-filing system. For details, please visit