International Legal Services

 

Intellectual Property Rights / IP Rights Registration Services

Intellectual property rights / IP rights are one of the most important areas of todays business world. The security and protection of a company’s intellectual property rights / IP rights is a key necessity to any infringement by competitor, to protect your global brand and not waste marketing expenses. Mühler McKay has broad experience in intellectual property rights / IP rights securitisation, like trademark registration services. Our objective is to simplify the complexity of intellectual property rights / IP rights registration services as a single solution partner to businesses globally seeking intellectual property rights / IP rights registration services in Hong Kong or globally:

  • Patent registration services

A patent is a right granted by the government to an inventor, giving the owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, and importing an invention for a limited period of time, in exchange for the public disclosure of the invention. Mühler McKay is working together strong partner firms that can take care of your patent registration.

  • Trademark registration services

A trademark is a recognisable sign, design or expression which distinguishes products or services of a particular trader from the similar products or services of other traders. The owner has the right to exclude others from the usage. In order to be able to exclude the competition from usage, Mühler McKay can render trademark registration services to your business in Hong Kong and globally.

  • Copyright

A copyright gives the creator the exclusive usage right to it. Copyright applies to a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms. Mühler McKay can advise you in all related regards to copyrights.

  • Industrial design registration services

An industrial design right or design patent protects the visual design of objects and consists of the creation of a shape, configuration or composition of pattern or color, or combination of pattern and color in three-dimensional form containing aesthetic value. The owner has the right to exclude others from the usage. In order to be able to exclude the competition from usage, Mühler McKay can render industrial design registration services to your business in Hong Kong and globally.

  • International commercial contracts and agreements

We can assist you with your international Licensing Agreements in order to structure your Intellectual Property (IP) rights in a secure and tax efficient manner, your international Franchising Agreements among others as well as help you with necessary intra-group contracts and agreements for structuring of your supply chain and your cash flow streams in a tax efficient manner especially in regard to transfer pricing issues.

  • Supporting services

Mühler McKay also provides supporting services for business operations such as assistance with incorporation services / company formation services, advising on tax efficient legal structures for (groups of) companies (corporations, for instance a Hong Kong Limited Company, partnerships, branches, representative offices), bookkeeping and accounting (according to Hong Kong principles) as well as audit arrangement, general corporate compliance like provision of company secretary services (in Hong Kong) as well as providing a registered address or virtual office in Hong Kong, obtaining obligatory registrations, permits and licenses, as well as employment advice, including Hong Kong work visa application and intellectual property rights / IP rights registration services

Intellectual property rights / IP rights infringements produce inferior products of subpar quality possibly damaging the originators brand reputation resulting in economic losses. Our objective is to enhance economic growth and commercial competitiveness through intellectual property rights / IP rights to inspire further innovation and creativity. Mühler McKay offers comprehensive intellectual property rights / IP rights services including assessment, registration, utilisation planning and the coordination of enforcement.

There is however an important second area to intellectual property rights / IP rights, which is intellectual property rights / IP rights structuring and royalty routing. If companies do not own intellectual property rights / IP rights that they are using to do business, they enter into licensing agreements with the owner of the specific intellectual property rights / IP rights and pay royalties for the usage. Third-party and intra-group intellectual property rights / IP rights utilisation has become an integral part of revenue generation and allocation for businesses in Hong Kong and elsewhere. By the use of intellectual property structuring and royalty routing services, intellectual property rights / IP rights can be used to achieve tax efficient structuring of businesses and groups of companies.

We appreciate the opportunity to assess your situation and to assist you and your business with any intellectual property rights / IP rights related services, may it be intellectual property rights / IP rights registration or intellectual property rights / IP rights structuring and royalty routing services. The Hong Kong based intellectual property rights / IP rights experts of Mühler McKay have the appropriate experience and expertise to guide you and your business through the entire process and to assist you on an ongoing basis.

Please contact us or visit us in Hong Kong for your first consultation for our intellectual property rights / IP rights registration and general advisory services.

Mühler McKay based in Hong Kong is a business advisory firm with worldwide reach and renders, among others, intellectual property rights / IP rights registration services and intellectual property rights / IP rights structuring and royalty routing services to a diversified international client base from various industries and sizes.