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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These include the support and promotion of the Russian language as the official language of the Madrid system for the international registration of trademarks and the Hague system for the international registration of industrial designs.
It focuses on the intellectual property protection for designs in the US and compares the system of design protection in the European Union, discussing the Community Design Regulation in the EU, as well as the process for seeking design protection in countries via the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
Samsung Electronics of the Republic of Korea, with 1,132 designs, displaced Swatch AG of Switzerland (511 designs) to become the largest user of the Hague System (international design applications).
Samsung Federal Circuit decision and the United States becoming a member of the Hague System," said Adams and Wood.
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs offers a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in more than 64 territories through filing one single international application.
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.
By adopting a report by Michel Rocard (PES, France) on 17 May, MEPs expressed their support for EU citizens and businesses being able to register their designs and models under the international system known as the Hague system'.
Under the WIPO process (called The Hague System), manufacturers merely have to file a single application in one language and using one currency (Swiss Francs) to register a design throughout all the participating countries.
The document was signed in the framework of the national seminar on the Madrid system for the international registration of trademarks and the Hague system for the international registration of industrial designs, which takes place these days in Penza in the Rameev technopark .
The U.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.
On May 13, 2015, the United States and Japan became contracting parties to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.