IP Service Provider Programme 300 Series

IP301 Workshop on Trademark Registration Principles and Practices in Hong Kong

10 Jan 2023

1 Day

This course aims at providing IP industry practitioners with a comprehensive introduction on trade mark registration, management and enforcement, and a practical overview on the examination of trade mark, opposition and post registration matters as well as the use of online trade mark search and e-Filing systems.


10 Jan 2023


Topic: Trade Mark Registration and Management

  • Types of trade marks (service marks, collective and certification marks, defensive trademarks etc)
  • Overview of Trade Mark Law and Rules
  • Unregistered trade marks
  • Trade Mark Registration Process
  • Reviewing, advising and responding to Registry's office actions
  • Post-registration maintenance: registrable transactions, maintenance, renewals
  • Pitfalls in Practice

Speaker: Ms. Valerie Suen


Topic: Trade Mark Examination and Search

  • Examination Workflow Overview
  • Common Deficiencies
  • Absolute Grounds vs Relative Grounds for Refusal
  • Opposition to registration and post registration matters
  • Effective use of IPD’s Trademark Online Search and e-Filing System

Speaker: Mr. Edmund Lui, Ms. Eva Pau, Mr. Justin Ngai

Target Audience

Staff members of IP service providers only

Course Structure

1 Day


Lecture Theatre, 7/F, VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


Cantonese, supplemented with English terms


Participants will receive a certificate awarded by the organiser upon completion of the entire course


Free for members of "IP Manager Scheme"; $100 for non-members



Priority in registration for the course will be given to enterprises that have joined “IP Manager Scheme PLUS”.

Important Notes:

  1. This course is for IP service providers only. Applications from non-IP service providers will not be accepted.
  2. A confirmation email will be issued to qualified and successful enrolments. Those who do not receive the confirmation email may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
  3. Intellectual Property Department reserves the final rights to accept any registration


This training course is registered as a CPD course of the Hong Kong Mediation Centre (5 points).

This training course is registered as a CPD course of the Law Society of Hong Kong (5 points).


The course is organised by Intellectual Property Department and co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioner, and the organisers reserve the final rights to change the course details and arrangements.



Enquiry Hotline: (852) 2836 1380

Enquiry Email: ipmtp@vtc.edu.hk

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