Standard Patent (R) or Standard patent by re-registration
Request to Record
Request is filed based on a “designated application” (corresponding application priorly filed at China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), European Patent Office (EPO), or United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)) in 6 months from the publication date
1 month
Formality Examination & Advertisement
The Request is being examined and advertised
6 months
Request for Registration
After the designated application is granted, a Request is filed within 6 months after the date of grant
2 – 3 months
Issuance of Certificate
Certificate issued
Patent published onto the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal
* The time frame shown above indicates average processing time of the HKIPD, it can be varied from the actual situation due to the situation of application.