Registering a trade mark
Registering your trade mark is not mandatory. However, registered trade marks are assets, which can be owned, while unregistered trade marks are not assets. As well, it is easier to protect your rights over a registered trade mark.
As the owner of a registered trade mark, you will have the exclusive right to use the trade mark in relation to the goods and services for which the mark is registered. If others use your registered trade mark in Hong Kong or a name which is identical or similar to your trade mark in relation to the same or similar goods or services without your consent, you may take infringement proceedings against them.