Hague System


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Hague System

Formally called the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs. An international agreement allowing one to register an industrial design as one's own intellectual property in all participating countries using a single application form and paying only one set of fees. This is especially important in international business because the agreement makes it easier to protect one's idea when marketing it in several countries at once. More than 50 countries belong to the Hague System.
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S recent adoption of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs has paved way for companies to obtain protection for their design patents in multiple jurisdictions.
Overview of the Madrid system - Web-based user tools - Overview of the Hague system - The road ahead for the Madrid and the Hague systems
Particularly, applications for traditional knowledge - 1, innovation proposals - 18, brand names - 15, trademarks under the national system - 538, trademarks under the Madrid System - 1,839, protected designation of origin - 7, design inventions under the national system - 29, design inventions under the Hague system - 162, utility models - 7, inventions - 118 were received.
At the international level, the Convention completes the Hague system regarding family law already in place concerning child abduction, parental responsibility and international adoption.