Questionnaire on the Publication Period of an Application under the Hague System

07/18/2020

The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invites non-governmental organizations (NGOs), representing users of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, to complete the questionnaire on the publication period of an application under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs attached to this circular.

This questionnaire comes in the context in which, at the eighth session of the Working Group on the Legal Development of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, held in Geneva from October 30 to November 1, 2019, extension of the current six-month standard publication period to a period of 12 months was proposed.

The questionnaire, available below, can be completed in English, French and Spanish and is to be sent to the International Bureau of WIPO at the following email address: hague.registry@wipo.int, by 15 August 2020.

About the Hague Agreement

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs was signed in 1925 and revised by the adoption of several acts, the last being the Geneva Act signed in 1999.

The Agreement establishes an international system for the international registration of industrial designs - The Hague System - which allows the protection of industrial designs in the Member States of the Agreement with minimum formalities: filing a single application with the International Bureau of WIPO, in one of the languages of the Agreement, with the payment of a single set of fees, in a single currency.

It is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Republic of Moldova acceded to the Hague Agreement on February 14, 1994, and in 2001 ratified the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement.