Analyses | Innovation and technology development | 2016-08-15 | Sing Tao

Does Hong Kong need its own Original Grant Patent System?

The Original Grant Patent (OGP) System has been recently introduced to Hong Kong. This would allow applicants to obtain a standard patent directly, without first having to apply for a patent at designated patent offices overseas. In regard to the existing re-registration system and the size of the patent market in Hong Kong, is OGP cost-effective and sustainable?

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