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This is the Hong Kong Patent system. It's a great opportunity to give a full background on this complicated system. You will receive a simple and clear picture as below. You could choose Method 1 or Method 2 to apply Hong Kong Patent.

Method 1 

•Submit a request for record of a designated patent application (China / UK / Europe) (within six months)

•Submit registration and approval request within six months of the designated national patent grant

•Examine the request for compliance with formal requirements

•Request record

•Publication in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Gazette

Transcription Standard Patent 

(Stage 1)

Examination procedures for record request

•Submit a request for record of a designated patent application (China / UK / Europe) (within six months)

•Registration and grant request comply with formal requirements

•Grant and issue patents, issue certificate, and publish announcement in Hong Kong Intellectual Property Gazette

Transcription Standard Patent 

(Stage 2)

Examination procedures for registration and grant registration 

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Method 2

•Submit an original standard patent application

•Examination of formal requirements for application

•Examine the request for compliance with formal requirements

•Application published

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•Substantive examination of application

•An original standard patent granted

and published

•Registrar makes final decision and refuses to grant patent

Examination procedures of original granted standard patent application

(2019 new system)

•File a short-term patent application

•Examine the request for compliance with formal requirements

•Short-term patent application meets formal requirements

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•Grant and issue patents, issue certificates, and publish announcements in Hong Kong Intellectual Property Gazette

Examination procedures for short-term patent​​​

Note: The nature of [Standard Patent, Short-term Patent] are similar to [Invention Patent, Utility Model]