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From Asia to the USA, through the EU
Monday, 18th June, 2018
Gowling WLG, 4 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AU, U K

Part of a Series of local events – hosted by MARQUES in collaboration with WIPO

The Hague Agreement comes into effect for the UK on 13th June 2018, and just five days later - on June 18th - MARQUES hosts the latest of its events in collaboration with WIPO in London.

Come along to the seminar to find out more about how to use the Hague Agreement to obtain design protection in more than 80 countries, and learn about the different substantive requirements in examining jurisdictions.

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Design offers the possibility to obtain protection for industrial designs in over 80 countries by a single application filed with WIPO. The international application replaces the filing of multiple local applications with different national or regional offices and, thus, helps to save time and money.

However, the Hague Agreement only provides for a centralized and standardized registration mechanism at an international level, not for a uniform design law. Therefore, whilst individual formal requirements are set aside, the different substantive requirements in examining jurisdictions may continue to have an impact on the registration process under the Hague System and thus need to be considered at the time of filing.

The objective of the Seminar, hosted by MARQUES in collaboration with WIPO, is to give users the opportunity to learn more about the functioning of the Hague System and how to use it in practice. In particular, the Seminar will focus on the recent experience in respect of designations of Japan, the Republic of Korea or the United States of America to provide European users with some feedback and guidance.

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