IAM Patent 1000 2022

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Hong Kong

Capitalising on the National 14th Five Year Plan, the Hong Kong government hopes to achieve its ambition to develop the city as a regional IP trading centre. In 2020, the IP department introduced a patent grant system, which has substantially strengthened its examination capability. Since then, it has negotiated with...

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Capitalising on the National 14th Five Year Plan, the Hong Kong government hopes to achieve its ambition to develop the city as a regional IP trading centre. In 2020, the IP department introduced a patent grant system, which has substantially strengthened its examination capability. Since then, it has negotiated with mainland authorities to broaden the scope of the application of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and extend other major international IP treaties to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, mainland Chinese entities significantly boosted their re-registrations in Hong Kong, from 1,740 in 2019 to 6,624 within 12 months, largely due to state subsidies. With the new IP policies in line, the outlook for Hong Kong’s patent environment only enthuses IP practitioners and patent owners alike.

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