Contact for all matters relating to the Hague System
National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
15, rue des minimes - CS 50001
92677 Courbevoie Cedex
|Telephone:||+33 820 210 211|
|Telephone:||+33 156 658 350|
|Monday to Friday||9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.|
Membership in the Hague Agreement
|Act(s)||Entry into Force|
|Geneva Act (1999)||March 18, 2007|
|The Hague Act (1960)||August 1, 1984|
|London Act (1934)||June 25, 1939|
|Prohibition of filing through the Office||Article 4(1)(b)|
|Maximum duration of protection under the national law||Article 17(3)(c)|
|Maximum duration of protection for industrial designs||Rule 36(2)|
Hague Information Notices
|Jan 26, 2007||Ratification of the 1999 Act: France (HAGUE/2007/2)|
If an International Application is Filed through the Office
An international application may not be filed through this Office.
Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office does not republish international registrations nor renewals.
The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, on issues such as the definition of a 'design', public order and morality and the protecton of State emblems.
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Two months from the date of receipt of the notification (extendable once for two months).
|Effect as Grant of Protection||
The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.
|Representation before the Office||
Persons not having a domicile or place of business in a member State of the European Community (EU), or in a State party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area (EEA) must, within the allocated timeframe provided for by INPI, appoint a representative satisfying the conditions laid down under Article R.512-1. A list of industrial property representatives is accessible online at:
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
National and/or Regional Legislation
Last updated on: January 11, 2017