Overseas Member

According to Article 18 of the Article of Association of Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners (the Institute), the following persons shall be eligible for election as Overseas Member of the Institute:

A Foreign Patent Agent*, solicitor or barrister of good repute who:
  1. has been working in the field of patent for at least 3 years; and
  2. has received nomination from an Ordinary Member of the Institute to appertain to the class of Overseas Members.

*Foreign Patent Agent means a person entered on any list or register of persons qualified to practice before a regional or national intellectual property office of Australia, Canada, China, Europe, New Zealand, UK or US.