What is IP?What is IP?

General information on IPGeneral information on IP


The above link will provide you with information on various types of
intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents, registered
designs, copyright, layout-designs (typographies) of integrated circuits, plant variety rights.

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IP legislationIP legislation


Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap. 559) (effective 4 April, 2003)

Trade Marks Rules (Cap. 559A) (effective 4 April, 2003)

Trade Descriptions

Trade Descriptions Ordinance (Cap.362)


Patents Ordinance (Cap. 514)

Patents (Designation of Patent Offices) Notices (Cap. 514A)

Patents (Transitional Arrangements) Rules (Cap. 514B)

Patents (General) Rules (Cap. 514C)


Registered Designs Ordinance (Cap. 522)

Registered Designs Rules (Cap. 522A)


Copyright Ordinance (Cap. 528)
Prevention of Copyright Piracy Ordinance (Cap. 544)
Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 (Gazette)
Commencement dates for different provisions under the Copyright (Amendment)
Ordinance 2007

Layout-Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits

Layout-Design (Topography ) of Integrated Circuits Ordinance (Cap.445)

Plant Variety Rights

Plant Varieties Protection Ordinance (Cap 490)

Alternatively, you may go to the following website to look for any intellectual property related legislation (https://www.elegislation.gov.hk)

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Decisions relating to IPDecisions relating to IP

Court's decisions


(This is the website of the Judiciary of Hong Kong SAR. You may search for courts’ judgements concerning intellectual property posted online.)

Registrar's decisions under the old Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap.43)


(This link provides the trademarks decisions, posted online, made by the Registrar of Trade Marks under the old Trade Marks Ordinance, Cap.43)

Registrar's decisions under the new Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap.559)


(This link provides the trademarks decisions, posted online, made by the Registrar of Trade Marks under the new Trade Marks Ordinance, Cap.559)

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FAQ concerning IPFAQ concerning IP


The link will provide you with answers to some frequently asked questions
related to intellectual property.

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