The Hague Agreement Designs

Once the formal review is completed and any objections to the formalities are processed, the application is entered into the international register and published. The publication is carried out electronically on WIPO`s website in the International Designs Bulletin, which is published weekly. Publication usually takes place six months after registration (to take into account the fact that national law is often similarly delayed to avoid the immediate publication of the designs). Publication can be requested as soon as possible. Conversely, a deferral may be requested depending on the designated parties. The duration of protection is five years, which can be extended by at least five years under the 1960 Act, or two such periods under the 1999 Act. Where a party`s legislation provides for a longer period of protection, protection of the same duration is granted to designs that are the subject of international registration on the basis of international registration and renewals in that part. In order to facilitate access to The Hague`s design system for design designers in the least developed countries (LDCs), international registration fees will be reduced to 10% of the prescribed amounts. The Hague Agreement is a system that allows contractors belonging to certain countries to apply centrally to a number of states and/or intergovernmental organisations (in particular the European Union Intellectual Property Office (formerly OHMI), rather than having to submit separate applications for each state and/or intergovernmental organisation. The agreement was reached in the Dutch city of The Hague. WIPO will verify whether the application meets its formal requirements, including the payment of official royalties and the quality of presentations of designs on the application form. Note that, for objective reasons, WIPO does not review; it is the pier to refuse designs, for example.

B due to a lack of novelty. In some cases, it may be requested that the publication of the designs be postponed for up to 30 months from the date of filing or, if the priority is claimed, from the priority date. However, some contracting parties have a shorter deferral period and others do not allow for a postponement at all. Video – Protecting your industrial designs with WIPO`s Hague System The Hague system for international registration of industrial designs offers a convenient commercial solution for registering 100 designs in 74 contractors in 91 countries by filing a single international application. International applications can include up to 100 designs, provided they all belong to the same class of the international classification of industrial designs (Locarno classification). Applicants can apply in English, French or Spanish. International applications contain one or more reproductions of the commercial design and designate at least one contracting party.