In a Federal Register Notice published on November 18, 2016 (81 FR 81741), the USPTO requested public comments on a Preliminary Draft Convention on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments that was prepared by the Hague Conference on Private International Law, an international organization headquartered in the Netherlands. The deadline for submission of written comments was January 18, 2017.
The Hague Conference on Private International Law , an international organization headquartered in the Netherlands, is sponsoring negotiations for a convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters. In February 2016, the Conference’s Council on General Affairs and Policy created a special commission to prepare a preliminary draft text of the convention. In June 2016, at its first session, the special commission produced a Preliminary Draft Convention that contains general and specific provisions that would apply to the recognition and enforcement of judgments arising from transnational intellectual property disputes.
- Public comments submitted to the USPTO on the Hague Conference’s Preliminary Draft Convention.
For further information, please contact Michael Shapiro, senior counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, telephone 571-272-9300; email: Michael.Shapiro@uspto.gov