Intellectual Property Department
Hong Kong will set up its own system for granting patents in 2016 at the earliest to help develop the city as an information-technology hub.Friday, 8 February, 2013, 4:23am
Watchdog acts on website data
The privacy commissioner has issued a written warning to the director of the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) for posting the confidential data of hundreds of companies on its website.18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
The Intellectual Property Department has stopped allowing people to inspect documents filed by companies challenging trademark applications online.
A notice has been posted on its trademark search system saying that people who want to read the documents need to file a request by e-mail.8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
The head of the Intellectual Property Department has apologised for personal and sensitive business data being posted on the department's trademark application website and has ordered access to the contents to be temporarily blocked while its internal procedures are reviewed.2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Trademark department admits data uploaded without checks
The confidential business details of hundreds of companies which challenged trademark applications have been released on a government website that is open for anyone to view and download.1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Legal experts have urged the Intellectual Property Department to screen all documents submitted and listed on its website.1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Most Hong Kong firms believe intellectual property protection is an important part of a successful business, but they say there is not enough protection.12 May 2006 - 12:00am
More must be done to safeguard intellectual property
While most Hong Kong firms believe intellectual property protection is an important part of having a successful business, the majority still consider there is not enough protection.12 May 2006 - 12:00am
The level of awareness about intellectual property rights among businesses in Hong Kong remained 'very high', a survey released on Thursday has found.
The latest 'Survey on Business Attitudes to Intellectual Property' was commissioned by the Intellectual Property Department (IPD). The survey has been conducted annually and is now in its third year.11 May 2006 - 12:00am
FOR MANY YOUNGSTERS, cheap pirated CDs and VCDs that they can buy from illegal street vendors are simply impossible to resist. Despite numerous government campaigns and efforts to stamp out piracy, teenagers are still, according to a new survey, by far the biggest group who would buy counterfeit products.8 Nov 2001 - 12:00am