ASIAN PATENT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION HONG KONG

Useful articles relevant to IP and APAA are linked below.

Hong Kong Group

Rules of the APAA Hong Kong group
A History of the APAA Hong Kong group by C. K. Kwong

Documents

2014
October 20 40th Anniversary Report (doc), President’s Speech (doc)
2013
October 3 Hong Kong Group Report for APAA (pdf) for the 62nd Council Meeting of 19-22 October, 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam
May 31 Response to Intellectual Property Department's Request for Views on the Regulation of Patent Agency Services (pdf)

Hong Kong Group Reports

2012
Hong Kong Group Report for APAA (pdf) for the 60th & 61st Council Meetings on October 27-31, 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Designs Report (pdf)
Designs Summary Report (pdf)
Designs Special Topic Answers (pdf)
Anti-Counterfeiting Special Report "Legal and practical measures to prevent parallel imports" (pdf)
Patents Report (pdf)
Patents Report Annex (pdf)
Trademark Report (pdf)
Trademark Special Report "Protection of well-known marks from different perspectives" (pdf)
Emerging IP Rights Report (pdf)
Emerging IP Rights Special Report "Business Method and the Laws of Nature, As Discussed by the US Supreme Court in Mayo v. Prometheus" (pdf)
2011
Hong Kong Group Report for APAA (pdf) for the 59th Council Meeting on November 12-15, 2011 in Manila, Philippines
Designs Special Topic Answers (pdf)
2010
Report for APAA (pdf)
Anti-Counterfeiting Report (pdf)
Copyright Report (pdf)
Copyright Special Report "Liability for the provision of digital video recording for television programmes through a remote storage-digital video recorder service" (pdf)
Designs Report (pdf)
Designs Special Topic Answers (pdf)
Emerging IP Rights Special Topic Answers (pdf)
Patents Report (pdf)
Patents Report Annex (pdf)
Trademarks Report (pdf)
Trademarks Discussion Chart "Trademark protection against third parties’ bad faith Trademark filing, registration and importation" (pdf)
2009
Report for APAA (pdf)
Designs Report (pdf)
Designs Special Report "Are Spare Parts Protected? Must Fit/Must Match Provision in Design Law" (pdf)
Copyright Report (pdf)
Anti-Counterfeiting Report (pdf)
Anti-Counterfeiting Special Report "How to deal with sales of counterfait goods via the internet" (pdf)
Trademarks Report (pdf)
Trademarks Summary Report (pdf)
Trademarks Discussion Chart "Trademark Conflict on the Internet" (pdf)
2008
Report for APAA (doc)
Hong Kong Country Report (doc)
Designs Report (doc)
Designs Special Report "Relationship between Protection by Registered Design and Copyright" (doc)
Copyright Report (doc)
Anti-Counterfeiting Report (doc)
Patents Report (doc)
Trademarks Report (doc)
Trademarks Discussion Chart "Inherent Distinctiveness of Trademarks" (doc)
2007
President Report - AGM (doc)
Report for APAA (doc)
Patent Report (zip)
Trademark Report (zip)
Copyright Report (zip)
Designs Report (doc)
Anti-Counterfeiting Report (pdf)
Emerging IP Rights Report (doc)
2006
General report by Anne Choi (pdf)
APAA Designs Report (pdf)
Protection of Two Dimensional Designs in Hong Kong (pdf)

The main APAA website is at apaaonline.org. Other IP related websites are listed below.

IP Links

Hong Kong Organisations

HKITMP
Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners Limited
www.hkitmp.org
IPD
Hong Kong Government Intellectual Property Department
www.ipd.gov.hk

International Organisations

WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organisation
wipo.int
AIPPI
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
www.aippi.org
FICPI
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
ficpi.org
LES
Licensing Executives Society International
lesi.org
ECTA
European Communities Trade Mark Association
www.ecta.org
AIPLA
American Intellectual Property Law Association
aipla.org