•     EN
  • HOME

    • - Objectives
    • - Legco Representative
    • - General Committee
    • - Key Councils & Committees
    • - Industry Groups
    • - Secretariat
    • - Gift Gallery
    • - Links


    • - Training Centre
    • - Q-Mark Certifications
    • - D-Mark Design Certification
    • - Intellectual Property Centre
    • - Origin Certification and Trade Declaration
    • - Government Funded Projects
    • - Mainland Support
    • - Trade Opportunity
    • - Advertising & Promotion
    • - Venue Rental Services
    • - Event Management & Secretarial Support


    • - Members' Directory
    • - Membership Benefits
    • - Membership Application Form
    • - Application for Additional Group
    • - BOC UnionPay FHKI Dual Currency Platinum Card
    • - Membership Information Update
    • - Group Re-allocation Application
    • - Permanent Membership
    • - Membership Search


    • - What's On
    • - Past Event Highlights


    • - Mainland China
    • - Overseas


    • - Press Release
    • - Submissions
    • - Industry News
    • - Job Opportunities
    • - Tender Notice


    • - Hong Kong Industrialist
    • - Annual Report
    • - Research & Papers
    • - Members’ Directory



  • Copyright

    Copyright is the right that protects the benefits from human creations. It protects the rights of the copyright holders to reproduce, publish, import and export their works and also their rights to use the works for commercial purposes.

    Our Depository Service

    Hong Kong does not have a copyright registration system, and therefore copyright dispute arises easily. Basically, copyright is granted to the first creator of a work but the difficulty lies in substantiating who is the first creator. People generally ask their relatives or colleagues to act as witnesses. However, they will be considered as biased-witnesses due to lack of independence. In this regard, we established a depository service some 20 years ago. Original new creations can be lodged with us as copyright ownership evidence.

    Owner’s Right

    Copyright owners have the rights of copy, publication, import/export and commercial uses of their created works, and they can prohibit all these actions by third parties. In the case of infringement, copyright owners have the right to take legal action to claim damages from infringers.

    How to Show your Right of a Copyright?

    Please print the following words on the product, its package, advertisement or the product catalogue to indicate the copyright of the product:

    Example © Copyright, ABC Ltd 1957. All rights reserved

    Or    © Copyright, ABC Ltd 1957. All rights reserved
            Depository Record No.12345 in
            Federation of Hong Kong Industries

    What is Infringement?

    It is illegal to reproduce, publish, import and export other people’s works or use their works for commercial purpose without permission from the copyright holders.

    Please contact (852) 2732 3182 / 2732 3161 for details or further information.


    Cookies and other technologies
    By Clicking “Accept,” you agree to the use of FHKI and third-party cookies (and other similar technologies) to enhance browsing experience as well as analyse and measure content engagement. You can withdraw consent by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
    © Copyright 2014 Federation of Hong Kong Industries. All rights reserved. This website is best viewed using IE10 or higher or Google Chrome.DisclaimerPrivacy Policy