Hong Kong – Quotation for new trademark application

by sblaw | December 6, 2016 4:58 pm

SBLAW would like to advise you of the procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration proceeding in Hong Kong as follows:


In case SBLaw is your representative, we will have obligations as below:


 In Hong Kong, multi-class application is applicable. The basic fees are calculated based on the number of class of goods/services (G/S) in each application as well as the number of products designated in each class in the application.

As your communication, we noted that you would like to register the trademarks as follow:

Trademark Classes/ List of goods/service
Trademark Class 36: Real Estate management; Repair costs Evaluation [financial appraisal]; Accommodation bureaux [apartments].
Class 42: Architecture; Architectural consultation; Design of interior Decor; Construction Drafting; Urban planning.

2.1 Time for conducting trademark search and registration


Nation Trademark search Trademark registration
Hong Kong 15 – 25 days 09 -12 months


2.2. Fee for conducting trademark search and registration

Below is the breakdown of charges for registering a trademark in Hong Kong, in a smooth case, for your consideration:

Fee for conducting 01 trademark search


Description Official Fees


Attorney’s fees


Fee for conducting 01 trademark search for 02 classes/01 trademark before filing application 200.00 150.00
Communication cost: 30.00
Bank charge: 30.00
Sub-Total: 410.00
5% VAT: 20.50

In words


Four hundred thirty US dollars and fifty cents


Fee for registration for 01 trademark


Description Official fees


Attorney’s fees


Fee for registration of 01 mark for two classes of goods/services with up to 2 items (included the fee for filling, publication and granting TMRC) 600.00 300.00
Communication cost: 30.00
Bank charge: 30.00
Sub-Total 960.00
5% VAT 48.00
TOTAL 1,008.00

One thousand and eight US dollars


Note: The above-quoted fees include Official Fees and Attorney Fees, 5% VAT, Communication cost and Bank charge; do not include legalized fee, additional fees in case of refusal in formality examination being opposed by the third party or refusal in sustainable examination due to similarity/to identity with other trademarks which were already registered. In case of any office action or any possible opposition which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon your approval.

 2.3 Total fee:


Works Fee
Fee for conducting 01 trademark searche in Hong Kong 430.50
Fee for registration for 01 trademarks in Hong Kong 1,008.00
TOTAL 1,438.50

In words: One thousand four hundred thirty eight US dolllars and fifty cents


The duration of a trademark application is around 09 – 12 months – from the filing date to the actual receipt of the registration. Kindly note that the term for registration process in practice normally takes up to several months longer due to the workload of the NOIP and the slow examination process by the NOIP’s examiner. The process involves these stages (i) formal examination (1-2 months), (ii) publication in the Gazette (2 months); (iii) examination as to substance (10-12 months) and (iv) issuance of registration certificate of the registered mark (1-2 months).




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