When starting a business, the company name, business (or trading) name, company logo and domain name all constitute important identifiers of your brand. It is advisable to protect the ownership of your business’ intellectual property early on and in relevant jurisdictions where you sell. In this week’s Legal Flash, we introduce what can be filed…

What counts as a trademark? A trademark usually takes the form of a logo that would serve as distinctive corporate identity. It may consist of text and numbers, as well as more intangible elements such as colour, sound, smell and shape. The full definition according to the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of Hong Kong is…

Public interest in the blockchain has spiked since the latter half of last year. As shown by Google Trends, web and news search of the term has grown exponentially since April 2017. The blockchain is essentially a decentralised ledger that stores data securely by encryption and distributes them publicly across a network of data-receiving nodes….

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