Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by e.g. patents, trademarks, design registrations and copyright, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. Our IP professionals have extensive experiences in handling IP cases in Hong Kong and overseas such as Europe, U.S., China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, & more.
A patent is essentially a limited monopoly whereby the patent holder is granted the exclusive right to make, use, and sell the patented innovation for a limited period of time.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
A registered design is a legal right which protects the overall visual appearance of a product or a part of a product.
A copyright protects works of authorship, such as writings, music, and works of art that have been tangibly expressed.