Chief Executive John Lee on Thursday said he is determined to develop Hong Kong into a regional intellectual property trading centre.
Speaking at a forum, Lee outlined a series of policy initiatives to develop Hong Kong’s intellectual property businesses.
“To strengthen IP rights protection, the Hong Kong SAR government will work to implement the international trademark registration system. We will also update our copyright regime to boost digital copyright protection,” he said.
Lee also said the government has the support of the China National Intellectual Property Administration to enhance the capability of patent examiners, in what he called “another step forward in the realisation of cross-boundary IP protection”.