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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The UKs decision to join the Hague system in a national capacity is about flexibility.
The UKs decision to join the Hague system in our national capacity will give businesses a greater choice in how to protect, manage and register their designs internationally, and save them money.
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.
She pointed out that Syria is joining a number of important accords including the euro-Mediterranean Road Map, Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Took a decision that will result in the sole application of the Madrid Protocol of 1989 as the legal basis for the Madrid System, considerably simplifying the Madrid system by applying the same set of rules to all users who, in addition, will benefit from increased flexibilities introduced by the Madrid Protocol to file applications and manage registrations; Adopted amendments to the Hague Common Regulations ensuring that, in line with its continued expansion and growing reliance on electronic communications, the Hague System remained efficient and effective.
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.
Summary: On May 13, 2015, the United States and Japan became contracting parties to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.