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Office of Policy and International Affairs: Hague System for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

The Hague System is an international registration system that enables owners to obtain protection for their industrial designs with a minimum of formality and expense. A single international application filed with WIPO's International Bureau replaces a whole series of applications previously required in a number of states and/or intergovernmental organizations party to the Hague System. The subsequent management of the international registration is considerably easier under this system. For example, one single step is all that is needed to record a change in the name or address of the holder, or a change in ownership for some or for all of the designated contracting parties.

The Hague System had 56 contracting parties as of March 18, 2010.

Hague System for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

The Hague System is an international registration system that enables owners to obtain protection for their industrial designs with a minimum of formality and expense. A single international application filed with WIPO's International Bureau replaces a whole series of applications previously required in a number of states and/or intergovernmental organizations party to the Hague System. The subsequent management of the international registration is considerably easier under this system. For example, one single step is all that is needed to record a change in the name or address of the holder, or a change in ownership for some or for all of the designated contracting parties.

The Hague System had 56 contracting parties as of March 18, 2010.

On Thursday, March 18, 2010, the USPTO hosted a webcast on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs as part of an awareness campaign about this treaty. 

The relevant documents are available through the links below as well as the video recording of the meeting.

Video

Agenda and Additional Information

Presentations:

Alan Datri, World Intellectual Property Organization

Thibault Fayette,The Procter & Gamble Company

United States Patent and Trademark Office
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