Gateway to China and Asia
Hong Kong is perfectly located as the gateway to China, the world’s largest trading economy with rich sources of IP, being right on its doorstep. Sharing a common culture as mainland China, Hong Kong has a wealth of experience in doing business in China.
Chinese innovators have filed more patent applications than innovators in most countries. The rate of China’s filing of patent applications continues to increase. It is now the largest patent filer in the world. In addition, China has also become the largest filer in the world of trade mark applications and design applications.
Hong Kong, with all these advantages is perfectly located as the platform for IP business to China, as well as IP business from China.
As IP business in China continues to grow, so does Hong Kong’s position as the platform for IP business to China, as well as IP business from China.
All Asia Pacific key markets are within four hours’ flight of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is in the same time zone as Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Manila and Kuala Lumpur. Bangkok, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo are just one hour’s difference. Hong Kong has numerous efficient and timely plane connections to all these cities and the rest of the world. It is therefore also perfectly placed to be the premier IP trading centre in Asia.