The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs allows rights holders to protect designs in multiple countries by filing a single request in a single language with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (or a national office such as the Benelux Office).

This system also simplifies subsequent management of designs, since subsequent changes or renewals may be registered via a single procedure through the WIPO.

After international registration, the design is not protected in all countries but only in those countries for which the depositor has requested protection.

The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs only applies to countries which adhere to the Hague Arrangement.

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Last update
9 August 2019