NEWS

HAGUE SYSTEM EXPANDS

After Vietnam became the 61 th country that joins the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, Samoa joins the Act by becoming the 62 nd member of the 1999 Act as well as Israel becoming the 63 rd country to join the Act. Latest
additions increases the total number of the member states up to 73. The Agreement will enter into force for Vietnam on December 30, for Samoa January 2, 2020 and for Israel January 3, 2020.

The Hague System holds a very important place concerning the industrial designs. After the Hague System enter into force date for the relevant countries, companies and designers can protect their industrial designs in all 73 member countries -including European Union- through a single international application and set of fees.