Reduction of Official Fees for Design Registration in Hong Kong



The Hong Kong Designs Registry recently announced a reduction in official fees relating to design registration and post-registration services. The reduction of fees is one of the measures outlined in the Chief Executive's 2023 Policy Address, aimed at promoting the development of intellectual property trading in Hong Kong. The primary objectives of this policy are to facilitate the timely registration of designs, encourage the use of electronic filing, and drive innovation through registered designs. The revised fees will come into effect starting on March 1, 2024, and will apply to application fees paid on or after this date.

Fee reductions are applied to key services of the Designs Registry as follows.

  1. Application for registration of design (filing fee): 60% discount for paper filing and 70% for electronic filing.
  2. Application for registration of design (advertisement fee): 60% discount.
  3. Renewal of design registration: 10% to 40% discount, depending on the renewal period.
  4. Other services, such as amendments of applications and documents: approximate 20% discount.

For detailed information on the new fee structure, please refer to the Registry’s table of revised official fees or contact Design team at Chang Tsi & Partners.

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