Patent registration in Honk Kong can be done from a European Patent application. From a commercial point of view this is an interesting option so we are going to briefly describe the procedure for the patent registration in Honk Kong based on a patent application filed with the European Patent Office.
Extension of european patents to hong kong: administrative procedure.
This registration procedure can differentiate two stages:
1. Application stage. The application may be filed within 6 months from the date of publication of:
- A European Patent application.
- An international application (PCT) designating the European Patent Office.
An international search conducted after these applications shall be transferred to Hong Kong office and will serve as a basis for processing the registration in this territory.
2. Granting stage. This second step consists in the registration and formalization within 6 months of the granting of the corresponding European Patent, which gives rise to a patent granting in Honk Kong.