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:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Democratic People’s Republic of Korea|
|European Union (EU)|
|Republic of Korea|
|Republic of Moldova|
|Sao Tome and Principe|
|Syrian Arab Republic|
|United States of America|
|the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia|
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 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 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 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.