How to protect your business in Hong Kong

The essential function of a trademark is to exclusively identify the commercial source or origin of products or services, so a trademark, properly called, indicates source or serves as a badge of origin. Typically a trademark can be words (including personal names), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colours, sounds, smells, the shape of …

Company Secretary– Be careful who you choose

As the Company Secretary role cannot be the Directors or the Shareholders within the same company, another individual or entity must be nominated. There have been cases where Directors or Shareholders have chosen their friend or another individual entity as their Company Secretary which has turned out in a difficult and costly situation. Recently we have a …

How to Go About Changing the Nature of Your Business in Hong Kong

Change is natural. And if after some time you’ve decided to change the nature fo your business to something that in your view presents bigger opportunities – why not? However there are legal proceedings to go through. You should notify the Business Registration Office in writing of any change in the nature of your business …

How to Change Your Business Address in Hong Kong?

  We are always on a look-out for the perfect office space. And until we find the perfect one, change is unavoidable. So is how do you go about the legal formalities regarding the change of address? If your business address has changed, you should notify the Business Registration Office in writing within 1 month …

What’s in a Name? (Or How to Change the Name of Your Business)

If you have changed your business name, you should notify the Business Registration Office within 1 month of the change. The business registration number, original and new business name, business address and the date of change should be stated. Alternatively, you may furnish the details on the form IRC 3110A. What happens if you fail to …