22 March 2015

Hong Kong: expected official fee changes

Hong Kong is expected to make changes to their official fees from 30 March 2015.

Trademark filing fees will go up, whereby renewal fees will go down. Renewal fees for design registrations will also decrease.

What to do?

If you have any new trademark filings, you are advised to get them instructed as soon as possible so you can avail yourselves of the current (lower) official fee.

If you have any trademarks or designs falling due for renewal imminently but from 31 March 2015 onwards, these can be renewed after 30 March to ensure a lower official fee is paid.

For any renewals due from 31 March onwards entrusted to us, we will make conscious efforts to pay the new lower fees. Of course, it might be that the introduction of the fee changes is delayed.