With effect from 27 April, the Department will provide the following services as usual:

- Online search
- E-filing*
- Publication of Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal
- Public Service Counter on 24/F, Wu Chung House (open on Mon to Fri from 0900 to 1745 hours except non-business days)#
- Enquiry Hotline at 2961 6901/2961 6820

The Department has published Notices of Interruption in the Operations of the Patents Registry, Designs Registry and Trade Marks Registry in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal on 22 and 28 March and 4, 9 and 17 April 2020. Such notices have the effect of deferring deadlines falling on any date from 23 March to 24 April for filing any document with the Registries to 27 April 2020 (https://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/ip_journal_notice.htm). Please note that the above arrangement will not be further extended.

24 April 2020

* Trade mark, patent and design applications can be filed electronically via our E-Filing System. To use our e-filing service, please visit https://efiling.ipd.gov.hk.

# The Department will continue to put in place special measures to facilitate members of the public in using our Public Service Counter in a safe and efficient manner.

Members of the public with fever and/or symptoms such as malaise and cough should refrain from entering the Public Service Counter. They should access our services through our E-filing System instead. Documents can also be sent to the Trade Marks, Patents and Designs Registries on 24/F Wu Chung House by post.