New Original Grant Patent (OGP) System
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The Government is committed to reforming the local patent system in order to ensure that it would continue to meet the present-day circumstances and also facilitate the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong. Launched in December 2019, the OGP system creates a direct route for inventors seeking standard patent protection in Hong Kong with a maximum term of 20 years, as an alternative to the existing "re-registration" route. As at the end of October 2021, the Patents Registry has received 499 applications.
OGP applications are subject to substantive examination by the Patents Registry for determining the patentability of the underlying inventions.
For further information, please visit https://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/intellectual_property/patents/New_Patent_System.htm.