First Thoughts on Hong Kong's New Patent System; Second Thoughts on Its Further Medical Use Claims
11(12) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press) 871-872
2 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2017 Last revised: 17 May 2017
Date Written: December 1, 2016
Although Hong Kong is one of the most competitive economies in the world, it does not have an independent patent system.1 This Special Administrative Region has been re-registering patents that were granted by China, the EPO and UK under the Patent Ordinance of 1997. It did not sit well for Hong Kong that, in regard to the dependence of its patent system, it was in the same league as jurisdictions such as Cambodia, Fiji and Seychelles.
Keywords: Patent Law, intellectual property law, Hong Kong, Original Grant Patent, Short Term Patent, Swiss-type claim, SIPO, IP Department Hong Kong, Patent Ordinance, Second Medical Use, Further Medical Use, Medical Use
JEL Classification: Q30, Q31, Q39
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