Hague System Seminar: Foreseen Expansion, E-Tools, and Tips to Maximize Your Chances of Being Granted Protection in Examining Jurisdictions

October 11, 2017

Register online now to attend a Hague Seminar at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 2, 2017.  The Seminar will illustrate the entire lifecycle of an international registration, from filing to expiration, with an emphasis on the electronic tools available on WIPO’s website.

As the Hague System continues its expansion to a truly global system, the Seminar will provide tips on how you can maximize your chances to be granted protection when designating Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America.  Furthermore, a Representative from the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT) of the Russian Federation will make a statement relating to the country’s imminent accession to the Hague System.

Practical experience on the use of the Hague System will be provided from the points of view of a patent attorney and an SME.  You will have the opportunity to interact with Hague Registry experts and the invited speakers, as well as to seek advice, share opinions, experiences and ideas.

The Seminar will be in English.  The sessions will be led by various WIPO experts, with the participation of two IP practitioners.


Who should attend?

The Seminar is for representatives from the private sector, SMEs, attorneys, IP practitioners, users and potential users of the Hague System.  If you’re looking to improve your knowledge on the Hague System, learn about its features and benefits, or want to know all about the latest changes to the international design system, then this Seminar is the event for you.  

Seminar highlights

Topics that will be covered during the Seminar include:

  • Introduction to the Hague System;
  • Updates on the Global Expansion of the Hague System;
  • From Filing to Expiring:  The Lifecycle of a Registration;
  • How to Utilize Electronic Tools;
  • Tips to Maximize Your Chances to Be Granted Protection when Designating Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America;
  • Statement From the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT) of the Russian Federation Regarding Accession to the Hague System;  and
  • The Hague System:  Practical Experience From a Practitioner’s Point of View.

For more details, download the Provisional Program Provisional Program of the Seminar.

Registration and payment

Registration fees of 300 Swiss francs include all seminar materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon teas.  Participants should register online by October 27, 2017, 6 p.m. (CET) at the latest.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees are payable via bank transfer, WIPO Current Account or credit card.

Please note that no refunds will be processed in the case of cancellations received after October 27, 2017.

For IP Offices:   Officials from national IP Offices of the members of the Hague Union are exempt from the payment of registration fees.

Organizational information

Participants or the administrations they will be representing are responsible for organizing their own entry visa (where applicable) and accommodation arrangements.  General information regarding accommodation in Geneva is available through the Geneva Tourism Office.

More questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Seminar, please contact us or at:  T. +41 (0) 22 338 7575, F. +41 (0) 22 740 1429.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva for this Seminar on the Hague System.