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Are Chinese patent rights automatically effective in Hong Kong?

No. As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong has an independent patent system of its own. Chinese patents are not provided protection in Hong Kong automatically. If an applicant who files a Chinese patent application requires protection in Hong Kong as well, he must, within 6 months from the publishing date, make a request to the Hong Kong Department Of Intellectual Property to record his application Up to six months after a patent has been granted by SIPO, the applicant is required to present an application for registration and granting of a patent to the Hong Kong Department of Intellectual Property.

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