Registering your trade mark is not mandatory. However, any transactions (including transfer and license) of registered trade marks can be registered at the Trade Marks Registry, and it is more convenient to enforce the rights of a trade mark that is registered.

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.