Hague Express Simple Search Help

Database Content

The Hague Express Database includes bibliographical data and, as far as international registrations governed exclusively or partly by the 1999 and/or by the 1960 Act(s) of the Hague Agreement are concerned, reproductions of industrial designs relating to international registrations that have been recorded in the International Register and published in the International Designs Bulletin as of issue No. 1/1999. The data presented on Hague Express are in accordance with the situation of the International Register of Industrial Designs as at . While every effort is made to ensure that this information accurately reflects the data recorded in the International Register, the only official publication remains the Bulletin and the only official statements by the International Bureau regarding the contents of the International Register for a given international registration remain the certified extracts from the Register established on request by the International Bureau.


Simple Search Functionality

The Simple Search page allows you to search for terms occurring in any field. While you can search for terms in other ways, this page is designed to simplify basic searching as much as possible. To use the page:

  1. Type the term or terms (separated by spaces) you're interested in into the box.
  2. Choose how the terms you entered are related to one another using the Results must contain: drop-down menu.
    • the All of these words option will require documents to contain all of the words you enter. If a document has all but one, it will not be returned.
    • the Any of these words option will require documents to contain at least one of the words you enter. Documents which are the most relevant to all of the terms you enter will be at the top of your list.
    • the This exact phrase option will require that the terms you entered exist in the document exactly as you have entered them, and in the order you have entered them.
  3. Click on the Search button.

The database will be searched for all the terms you entered, related in the manner you specify, and a list of the ones found in our database will be returned, sorted with the most relevant ones first.

A few things to Note:

  • The search is not case-sensitive. Searching for 'Material' or 'material' will return the same results.
  • Occurrences of terms you're searching for will occur in any field in the data. If you want to specify field information, you should use the structured search page.

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