Hague Agreement

International Registration of Industrial Designs 

The Hague Agreement governs the international registration of Industrial Designs – the Hague System allows industrial designs to be protected in multiple countries with minimal formalities. The Hague Agreement allows applicants to register an Industrial Design by filing a single application with the International Bureau of WIPO, enabling applicants to protect their rights in multiple Countries. The Hague Agreement also simplifies the management of an Industrial Design registration, since it is possible to record subsequent changes and to renew the international registration through a single procedural step.

Hague Agreement Contracting Countries:

OAPI
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Croatia
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
European Union (EU)
Finland
France
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Holy See
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mali
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Norway
Oman
Poland

 

Portugal
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovenia
Spain
Suriname
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

Industrial Designs

Registered Designs protect the appearance of an Article:
The distinct shape and design of Devices, Gadgets, Machines and / or Products such as Vehicle Parts, Tyres, Shoes, Clothing, Appliances, Stationary, Mobile Phones, Handbags, Furniture.

Patents

Patents protect the underlying Invention of an Article:
Processes or methods for producing a results, Gadgets (Non-Electronic, electronic, electrical, mechanical), Machines, Manufactured Articles, New Compositions, Biotechnology (Medical, Scientific or Microbiological Processes), and Chemical or Pharmaceutical Compounds.

Trade Marks

Trade Marks protect the identity of your Brand:
Names, Logos, Slogans, Three-dimensional Marks, Colors, Holograms, Motions / Multimedia, Positions, Gestures, Olfactory (smells / scents), Sounds / Tunes, Tastes, Textures.

Copyright

Copyright protects original works that were created by an Author:
Literary Works (novels, poems, textbooks, letters, reports, lectures, speeches), Musical Works, Artistic Works (paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs), Cinematograph Films / Videos, Sound Recordings, Broadcasts , Programme-carrying Signals, Published Editions of Books, and Computer Programs.