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ORIGINAL: English
DATE: December 15, 1998

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
GENEVA


DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
FOR THE ADOPTION OF A NEW ACT OF THE HAGUE
AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE INTERNATIONAL DEPOSIT
OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Geneva, June 16 to July 6, 1999

DRAFT RULES OF PROCEDURE

approved by the Preparatory Meeting for the Diplomatic Conference


CHAPTER I: OBJECTIVE, COMPETENCE, COMPOSITION AND SECRETARIAT OF THE CONFERENCE

Rule 1: Objective and Competence of the Conference

Rule 2: Composition of the Conference

Rule 3: Secretariat of the Conference

CHAPTER II: REPRESENTATION

Rule 4: Delegations

Rule 5: Observer Organizations

Rule 6: Credentials and Full Powers

Rule 7: Letters of Appointment

Rule 8: Presentation of Credentials, etc.

Rule 9: Examination of Credentials, etc.

Rule 10: Provisional Participation

CHAPTER III: COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

Rule 11: Credentials Committee

Rule 12: Main Committees and Their Working Groups

Rule 13: Drafting Committee

Rule 14: Steering Committee

CHAPTER IV: OFFICERS

Rule 15: Officers and their Election; Precedence Among Vice-Presidents

Rule 16: Acting President

Rule 17: Replacement of the President

Rule 18: Vote by the Presiding Officer

CHAPTER V: CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

Rule 19: Quorum

Rule 20: General Powers of the Presiding Officer

Rule 21: Speeches

Rule 22: Precedence in Receiving the Floor

Rule 23: Points of Order

Rule 24: Limit on Speeches

Rule 25: Closing of List of Speakers

Rule 26: Adjournment or Closure of Debate

Rule 27: Suspension or Adjournment of the Meeting

Rule 28: Order of Procedural Motions; Content of Interventions on Such Motions

Rule 29: Basic Proposal; Proposals for Amendment

Rule 30: Decisions on the Competence of the Conference

Rule 31: Withdrawal of Procedural Motions and Proposals for Amendment

Rule 32: Reconsideration of Matters Decided

CHAPTER VI: VOTING

Rule 33: Right to Vote

Rule 34: Required Majorities

Rule 35: Requirement of Seconding; Method of Voting

Rule 36: Conduct During Voting

Rule 37: Division of Proposals

Rule 38: Voting on Proposals for Amendment

Rule 39: Voting on Proposals for Amendment on the Same Question

Rule 40: Equally Divided Votes

CHAPTER VII: LANGUAGES AND MINUTES

Rule 41: Languages of Oral Interventions

Rule 42: Summary Minutes

Rule 43: Languages of Documents and Summary Minutes

CHAPTER VIII: OPEN AND CLOSED MEETINGS

Rule 44: Meetings of the Conference and of the Main Committees

Rule 45: Meetings of Other Committees and of Working Groups

CHAPTER IX: OBSERVER DELEGATIONS AND OBSERVER ORGANIZATIONS

Rule 46: Status of Observers

CHAPTER X: AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

Rule 47: Possibility of Amending the Rules of Procedure


 

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