Intellectual Property Department

Inventors set to get citywide protection

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

Warning over leak of details

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

Trademark site tightens access

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

Apology over personal data on Net

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

Government put firms' private details on Web

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

Public access to all documents on Web excessive: legal experts

Legal experts have urged the Intellectual Property Department to screen all documents submitted and listed on its website.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

IP protection still poor, say firms

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

IP protection still poor, say firms

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

Intellecutal property rights awareness 'very high'

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

Battle to change minds

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