the past years, IFPHK has series of joint actions with FPSB to protect
and strengthen the trademarks. This includes FPSB’s announcements to
defend the CFP marks and CFP certification ownership in July and August
respectively on the Hong Kong Economic Journal. To further strengthen the
mark uses, FPSB recommend to update all the marks by using the ® symbol. The
benefit of using the ® symbol is that it provides notice to the public
that these marks are registered and that the trademark owner is claiming
a monopoly on these marks for the underlying goods and services. Please
refer to Quick
looks on changes in trademark 2020 for all the updates.
updated Guide to Use the CFP Marks and Guide to Use the AFP Marks will be
officially effective from 1 January, 2021. We will provide
sufficient time for CFP certificants and AFP certificants and other
stakeholders to adopt the changes. Both CFP certificants and AFP
certificants are required to use the new marks with full compliance by 31
December, 2021 according to the updated “Guide
to Use of the CFP Marks” and “Guide
to Use of the AFP Marks”.
proper use of the marks in its “Code
of Ethics and Professional Responsibility” and
carefully monitors all usage of the marks in order to ensure its integrity.
We view unauthorized use of the marks as an extremely serious matter and will take
necessary action to protect them.
would like to know more about the new use of marks, please contact us at
(+852) 2982 7888 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.