Free Intellectual Property Consultation Service

The Intellectual Property Department of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR, with support from the Law Society of Hong Kong, provides FREE One-On-One IP Consultation Service for Hong Kong small and medium enterprises (SMEs*) with a view to assisting Hong Kong SMEs to raise their awareness of intellectual property (IP), as well as to develop effective IP management and commercialisation strategies and to deal with possible challenges in the competitive environment.

A 45-minute face-to-face Consultation Service will be delivered by practising solicitors of the Law Society of Hong Kong (“Advisor”). Advisory areas cover IP registration, IP management, IP licensing and IP due diligence. Please click here to apply for the service.

*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.

"Meet-the-Advisors" Business Advisory Service

Businesses encountering problems on intellectual property can consult expert advisors on their opinions through the free "Meet-the-Advisors" Business Advisory Service provided by the Support and Consultation Centre for SMEs (SUCCESS) of Trade and Industry Department, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR.  Advisors are nominated by SUCCESS’ business partners, offering face-to-face counselling service in 25 specialty areas related to the starting and running of a business. For more details, please visit here.

HKTDC's SME Advisory Service

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council introduces a FREE IP advisory service to provide SMEs basic guidance on IP business and IP-related marketing strategies such as licensing and franchising. Our IP advisory team will help you start your IP business and overcome possible challenges. The meeting will last for around 1 hour. For more details, please visit here.

Intellectual Property Services Centre

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) established the Intellectual Property Services Centre as a crucial link in fostering the development of high value-added industries and to streamline product innovation process in Hong Kong. The aim is to assist local companies and inventors to capitalize on their intellectual works through patent, trademark and industrial design protection and IP management. Services in these areas are provided by HKPC in co-operation with professional parties in the IP areas. For more details, please visit here.

Intellectual Property Advisory Service

The Intellectual Property Centre of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries has over 20 years of professional experience in the IP field. The Centre provides free advisory services for enterprises. The Centre also works with relevant associations in the Mainland and overseas countries for the purpose of assisting companies in the protection of their Intellectual Property including registration of patent, trademark and industrial design. For more details, please visit here.