Copyright Amendment Bill 2022

Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2022 gazetted for LegCo reading on 8 June 2022

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2022 (https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr2022/english/brief/citbcr070928_22020525-e.pdf) was gazetted last Friday after the 3-month public consultation.  A very aligned view of IP practitioners and stakeholders is to have the new Copyright provisions enacted as law without any further delay.  The key 5 legislative proposals are: 1. To introduce an exclusive technology-neutral communication right for copyright owners in […]
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UAE joining Madrid on 28 December 2021

By Benjamin Choi, Managing Director To brand owners it is a super bonus (or a nice surprise) to be able to designate the United Arab Emirates under the WIPO International Registration of Trade Mark and this is happening right after the Christmas holidays on 28 Dec 2021.  The UAE is for sure one of the most […]
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CEDB released a public consultation paper on updating Hong Kong’s copyright regime on 24 November

By Benjamin Choi, Managing Director The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong just released on 24 November 2021 a public consultation paper on updating Hong Kong’s copyright regime.  This is brilliant news to copyright owners and fingers crossed with the passage of the new legislation!  If you may wonder the meaning […]
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Brand valuation in Hong Kong – top tips from the front line

By Benjamin Choi, Managing Director As a leading commercial hub, Hong Kong is often viewed by foreign brand owners as an ideal gateway into Asia. However, local conditions – from the worth placed on family-run business to the impact of sky-high rents – are often under-estimated or misunderstood. Analysis of successful home-grown brands and some not-so-successful […]
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Hong Kong Trade Mark Practice

Hong Kong Trade Mark Practice Goes International

By Benjamin Choi, Managing Director Hong Kong is expecting the launch of the International Registration (IR) of Trade Marks under the WIPO Madrid System by tentatively end of 2022 or early 2023. This will be in addition to the long established and territorial based trade mark registration system, whereby trade mark owners domiciled or incorporated in […]
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OLN IP’s Benjamin Choi Ranked in 2021 WTR 1000

Congratulations to Benjamin Choi, Managing Director of OLN IP, who is a ‘Ranked Individual’ in the Silver Tier for Prosecution & Strategy in 2021 World Trademark Review 1000 – the world’s leading trade mark professionals. Benjamin Choi recently joined our legal and business solutions platform as Managing Director of OLN IP Services (OLN IP), a […]
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