World Intellectual Property Organization

How to file your application: Overview

This section shows how to file an industrial design application through the Hague System.

  • Entitlement: Who can help you determine if you have the right to file an international application through the Hague System.
  • Fees and payment: Helps you estimate the final cost and describes the payment options.
  • Preparing reproductions: Gives practical advice and helps you prepare your reproductions before filing.
  • Create user account: Walks you through the creation of a user account, which is mandatory to use the E-Filing.
  • File: Walks you through the filing of your application.
  • After filing: Describes what happens to your application once the International Bureau of WIPO receives it.

This step-by-step tutorial is designed to quickly explain how the Hague system works with links to relevant resources.  For more detailed information please refer to the Hague Guide for Users.

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