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Requirements for designs

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Requirements for designs


For a design to be registrable, it must:

  1. be new, that is, not be the same as, nor only differs in immaterial features from,  a design registered or published or disclosed in respect of the same or any other article, in Hong Kong or elsewhere in the world;
  1. appeal to and be  judged by the eye;
  1. be applied to a product by any industrial process.

You need to keep your design confidential at all times until you file an application to register it because disclosure of a design before filing an application may destroy its novelty.