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Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service

Intellectual Property Department will coordinate the service and liaise with the applicant by phone/ fax/ email within 7 working days upon receipt of the completed application form. All fields must be completed.

PART I   Information of the Business

Full Name of Business : Please Input Full Name of Business.
Address : Please Input Address.
Name of : Sole Proprietor Partner Director Please choose
Please Input Name.
Tel : Please Input Tel.
Fax : Please Input Fax.
E-mail : Please Input E-mail.
Business Registration Certificate/ Certificate of Incorporation Number : Business Registration Certificate Certificate of Incorporation Please Input Business.
Please input certificate information
Year Established : Please Input Year Established.
No. of Employees : Please Input No. of Employees.
Industry : Please Input Industry.

Note: Manufacturing enterprises with less than 100 employees and non-manufacturing enterprises with less than 50 employees are regarded as SMEs in Hong Kong (Source: Trade and Industry Department). The Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service is for SMEs only. Requests from law firms and providers of IP consultancy or other professional services will not be entertained.

PART II    Advisory Areas

(You may tick more than one)
IP registration
(Certain types of IP, such as trade marks, designs and patents, have to be registered in order to obtain effective protection in the territory of registration.)
IP management
(It refers to a process such as the identification, acquisition, maintenance, protection, commercialization and/or enforcement of intellectual property rights. Such process may involve formulating an IP strategy, and integration of such strategy into the overall business strategy.)
IP licensing
(It means the process under which an IP owner grants the right to use an IP to another party on agreed terms and conditions.)
IP due diligence
(It means an exercise where skilled IP practitioners conduct tasks such as defining, examining and analyzing the IP portfolio of a target entity to advise on the strength, scope and enforceability of the IP assets to evaluate the value of the acquisition.)
Please Select Advisory Areas.

PART III    Questions To The Advisor:

Please Input PART III.

PART IV    Appointment Request

Please select session:

1st choice:  Wed / Fri (any one 30-min session between 12 noon to 5pm) Please select session

2nd choice: Wed / Fri (any one 30-min session between 12 noon to 5pm) Please select session

PART V    Declaration

On behalf of myself, my company and/or my partners, I hereby declare that: Please select Declaration

My company is not engaging/ has not engaged any legal professional(s), IP agent(s) or other advisor(s) to provide IP advice on the issue(s) to be discussed during the consultation session.

PART VI    Terms and Conditions

On behalf of myself, my company and/or my partners, I hereby acknowledge and agree that:

  • The analysis and/or suggestion which the Advisor may provide during the consultation session shall be based on the limited information provided by me for the purpose of the Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service. Neither the Advisor, the Government nor any of their employees (a) represents or warrants the accuracy or completeness of any analysis and/or suggestion provided by the Advisor pursuant to the Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service; (b) shall in any circumstances whatsoever be liable or responsible to me, my partners or my company for any inaccuracies, omissions, mistakes or errors in such analysis and/or suggestion or for any loss or damage (including without limitation any loss of profits, business contracts or revenues) arising therefrom and/or in connection therewith. The analysis and/or suggestion provided by the Advisor is only intended for broad guidance and shall not be construed as a substitute for formal legal service.
  • IPD is the coordinator of the Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service and it does not act as an agent or in any other capacity on my behalf or on behalf of the Advisor. Upon acceptance of my appointment request, IPD will arrange an Advisor to take up a free consultation session with me. I understand that IPD has not independently verified the work experience and expertise stated by the Advisor. The analysis and/or suggestion which the Advisor may provide during the consultation session shall not represent the views of IPD or the Government.
  • I undertake to notify IPD in writing at least 3 working days before the consultation session if I wish to cancel or reschedule the appointment. Late attendance/ absence without prior written notification/ reasonable explanation may result in my suspension from any future Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service.
  • If a situation of actual or potential conflict of interest arises during the consultation, the Advisor may terminate the free consultation session.
  • No written analysis or suggestion will be provided by the Advisor and recording by whatever means (except written notes taken by me) during the consultation session is strictly prohibited.
Notes of Application: (1) IPD reserves the right to make a final decision on the following issues :
  • whether or not to accept your appointment request; and
  • arrangements relating to the Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service session with the Advisor.
(2) Applicants must sign the request form before meeting the Advisor.
Personal Data Collection Statement: The provision of personal data is voluntary. However, failure to provide such data may make it impossible to process your application and communicate with you. Purpose of Collection: The personal data you provide will be used for processing your application, future correspondence and in relation to activities for the promotion of this service. Transfer of Personal Data: For the purposes of collection mentioned above, the personal data you provide may be disclosed to Government departments, organisations and service providers that are directly involved in this service. Access to / Correction of Personal Data: In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right to request access to and correct the personal data provided. Requests should be made in writing to the Intellectual Property Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
I accept the Terms & Conditions above
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For enquiries, please contact the Intellectual Property Department for details.
Tel : (852) 2961 6833
Fax : (852) 2155 2310
Email : marketing@ipd.gov.hk
Address : 25/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong