The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: The Hague, The Netherlands
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 13/06/1939

Category

Intellectual property

Sub category

Industrial designs

Groups

OPENESS TO MTRSWIPO

What is it about?

The Hague Agreement establishes a system of international registration for industrial models and designs. Nationals of State parties have the possibility to obtain for their designs or industrial models in all other State parties protection. through a single filing with WIPO. An international filing produces the same effect as a filing made in a foreign country directly. The innovative character of this instrument consists in the fact that no preliminary national filing is required. The request can be made directly to the International Bureau of WIPO. State parties nevertheless reserve the right to refuse recognition of a patent deposit on their territory. The Hague Agreement of 1925 was revised on 2 June 1934 in London, on 28 November 1960 at The Hague and supplemented by three additional Acts: - The Additional Act of Monaco addressing the question of applicable taxes on the deposits (Monaco, 18 November 1961); - The Complementary Act of Stockholm permitting WIPO to administer the Hague Agreement of 1925 (Stockholm, 14 July 1967); - The Geneva Act included a number of elements aiming at facilitating accession by potential State Parties, such as the possibility of extending the refusal period up to 12 months or fixing a higher designation fee (Geneva, 2 July 1999).

Why is it relevant?

The Hague Agreement simplifies the procedure for obtaining protection on designs and industrial models abroad, allowing private companies saving time and money. This contributes to an increase of trade between State parties as under such favourable conditions the holders of intellectual industrial rights are more inclined to export their products.

Additional Information

State parties to the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property may ratify this treaty. Some 5000 designs or industrial models were registered in 2000 with the International Bureau of WIPO.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania19/02/2007
Armenia13/04/2007
Azerbaijan08/09/2010
Belgium22/02/1979
Belize12/06/2003
Benin02/10/1986
Bosnia and Herzegovina24/09/2008
Botswana05/09/2006
Brunei Darussalam24/09/2013
Bulgaria11/11/1996
Cote d'Ivoire26/04/1993
Croatia12/01/2004
Democratic People's Republic of Korea15/04/1992
Denmark09/09/2008
Egypt05/03/1951
Estonia21/03/2002
Finland01/02/2011
France20/10/1930
Gabon18/07/2003
Georgia01/07/2003
Germany01/06/1928
Ghana16/06/2008
Greece18/03/1997
Hungary07/03/1984
Iceland06/07/2001
Italy11/05/1987
Japan13/02/2015
Kyrgyzstan17/02/2003
Latvia26/04/2005
Liechtenstein14/07/1933
Lithuania26/06/2008
Luxembourg22/02/1979
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)18/02/1997
Mali07/08/2006
Moldova14/02/1994
Monaco09/02/1956
Mongolia12/03/1997
Montenegro03/06/2006
Morocco20/10/1930
Namibia31/03/2004
Netherlands22/02/1979
Niger20/08/2004
Norway17/03/2010
Oman04/12/2008
Poland02/04/2009
Republic of Korea31/03/2014
Romania17/06/1992
Rwanda31/05/2011
Sao Tome and Principe08/09/2008
Senegal30/05/1984
Serbia25/11/1993
Singapore17/01/2005
Slovenia12/12/1994
Spain01/06/1928
Suriname25/11/1975
Switzerland01/06/1928
Syrian Arab Republic07/02/2008
Tajikistan21/12/2011
Tunisia20/10/1930
Turkey01/10/2004
Turkmenistan16/12/2015
Ukraine28/05/2002
United States of America13/02/2015
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19283
19303
19331
19511
19561
19751
19793
19842
19861
19871
19922
19932
19942
19961
19973
20011
20022
20034
20044
20052
20063
20072
20088
20091
20102
20113
20131
20141
20153
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