Standard Patent (O) or Original grant patent
Apply directly before the Hong Kong’s Intellectual Property Department (HKIPD)
Application is filed
Request for Substantive Examination is submitted (within 3 years from filing date)
1 month
Substantive Examination
Office Action (OA) may be issued
Amendment/Reply to OA within 4 - 6 months
2 – 3 years
If accepted, a notice indicating grant of the patent and publication issued
1 month
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 subject matter of application.