Hong Kong has granted first-ever standard patent by original grant

hong kong first patent

By Vincent FongBenjamin Choi
The Intellectual Property Department granted the first ever original grant patent (OGP) on 4th June 2021, within 14 months after the date of filing of the original patent application by the applicant. 
The OGP was introduced as part of the patent system reform in 2019 to provide inventors an additional route to obtain standard patent protection saving the need to file the patent application first in the designated jurisdictions outside Hong Kong and then having it re-registered in Hong Kong.
For details on the OGP and the rest of the patent reform, please refer to our earlier article “New patent system in Hong Kong.”
If you have any questions in relation to patent protection of your invention in Hong Kong or other intellectual property protection, please feel free to contact our IP team at info@oln-ip.com.
July 2021

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