Hong Kong has 2 types of patents :
1) standard patent
2) short-term patent
The longest period of protection for standard patent is 20 years (subject to annual renewal, 1st to 3rd year excepting).
The maximum term of protection for short-term patent is 8 years (subject to renewal for the 2nd four years before the expiry of the 1st four years).
The renewal application can be filed within the 3 months before expiry.
Our fee for Hong Kong standard patent renewal before expiry is HK$2,000 per year all inclusive.
Our fee for Hong Kong short-term patent renewal before expiry is HK$4,300 for 4 years all inclusive.
For break-down of the official fee and our fee, please refer to our Fee
The whole process takes within 1 week.
The renewal request can be filed anytime within the 3 months before the expiry date. Filing and
payment receipt is available immediately at the time of filing.
Hong Kong patent renewal confirmtion samples :
Standard Patent : Short-term Patent :
The official online records updating take place within 3 days. Thereafter,
the updated online records showing the new expiry date will be searchable free-of-charge
by anyone from anywhere through the Registry
's internet search website
No new certificate will be issued or re-issued.
The new validity period of Standard Patent is 1 year from the current expiry date.
The new validity period of Short-term Patent is 4 years from the current expiry date.
In case of late renewal within 6 months after the expiry date, there need to be an addition of HK$1,000.
Once that 6 months is over, there is no automatic right to renew. Restoration of lapsed standard patent or short-term patent
is subject special circumstances and to the Registry's discretion.
Owner's full name.
No power of attorney is needed from the owner.
The old patent certificate is also not needed since the Registry simply process according to its
computer records which is available online at the Registry 's search website http://ipsearch.ipd.gov.hk .
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