The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) established the Intellectual Property Services Centre (IPSC) as a crucial link in fostering the development of high value-added industries and to streamline product innovation process in Hong Kong. The aim is to assist local companies and inventors to capitalize on their intellectual works through patent, trademark and industrial design registrations, thereby protecting their intellectual rights. Services in these areas are provided by HKPC in co-operation with professional parties in IP areas.
Purpose of the Scheme
The Patent Application Grant (PAG) is a funding scheme to assist local companies and individuals to apply for patents of their own inventions. The Grant is administered by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) with Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) as the implementation agent. The Grant aims to encourage local companies and inventors to capitalise their intellectual work through patent registration.
For an approved application, a grant of not more than HK$250,000 or 90% of the total cost of the patent application whichever is the lower, will be provided.
Applications will be processed through the Intellectual Property Services Centre of HKPC on a confidential basis. Applicants must provide the Centre with details of their idea or inventions. A patent search-cum-technical assessment will be required. Based on the result of the patent search-cum-technical assessment conducted by the Centre, the ITC will decide whether the applications should be approved. The ITC's decision will be final.
Address: Intellectual Property Services Centre (IPSC)
Unit 2202, SME Engagement Division
HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2788 5958
Fax: (852) 3187 4509
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