WIPO-Administered Treaties

Contracting Parties > Hague Agreement > Geneva Act (1999) (Total Contracting Parties : 52)

Contracting PartySignatureInstrumentIn ForceDetails
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) Accession: June 16, 2008September 16, 2008
Albania Accession: February 19, 2007May 19, 2007
Armenia Accession: April 13, 2007July 13, 2007
Azerbaijan Accession: September 8, 2010December 8, 2010
BelgiumJuly 6, 1999Ratification: June 7, 2013 
  • The instrument of ratification of the Geneva Act (1999) was accompanied by a declaration under Article 19, according to which:
    "The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property is designated as a common office to the three Benelux countries and the territories of the three countries to which the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property applies (trademarks and designs) is considered as one single Contracting Party for the application of Articles 1, 3 to 18 and 31 of the Geneva Act". (see The Hague Notification No. 116)
  • The Geneva Act will enter into force, with respect to Belgium and Luxembourg, at a later date in accordance with Articles 27 and 28 of the Treaty. (see The Hague Notification No. 116)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Accession: September 24, 2008December 24, 2008
Botswana Accession: September 5, 2006December 5, 2006
Brunei Darussalam Accession: September 24, 2013December 24, 2013
BulgariaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: July 7, 2008October 7, 2008
Cambodia Accession: November 25, 2016February 25, 2017
Côte d'IvoireDecember 17, 1999  
CroatiaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: January 12, 2004April 12, 2004
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Accession: June 13, 2016September 13, 2016
DenmarkJuly 6, 1999Ratification: September 9, 2008December 9, 2008
Egypt Accession: May 27, 2004August 27, 2004
EstoniaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: March 21, 2002December 23, 2003
European Union (EU) Accession: September 24, 2007January 1, 2008
  • Geneva Act (1999): Accession by the European Community.
Finland Accession: February 1, 2011May 1, 2011
FranceJuly 6, 1999Ratification: December 18, 2006March 18, 2007
Georgia Accession: May 6, 2003December 23, 2003
GermanyJune 29, 2000Ratification: November 13, 2009February 13, 2010
Ghana Accession: June 16, 2008September 16, 2008
GreeceJuly 6, 1999  
HungaryJuly 6, 1999Ratification: February 1, 2004May 1, 2004
Iceland Accession: July 6, 2001December 23, 2003
ItalyJuly 6, 1999  
Japan Accession: February 13, 2015May 13, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Accession: February 17, 2003December 23, 2003
LatviaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: April 26, 2005July 26, 2005
Liechtenstein Accession: August 11, 2003December 23, 2003
  • Accession to the Geneva Act (1999) was accompanied by the declaration that under Article 17(3)(c) of the said Act, the maximum duration of protection provided for by the law of the Principality of Liechtenstein is 25 years. (see The Hague Notification No. 59)
Lithuania Accession: June 26, 2008September 26, 2008
Luxembourg Accession: September 3, 2013 
  • The instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) was accompanied by a declaration under Article 19, according to which:
    "The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property is designated as a common office to the three Benelux countries and the territories of the three countries to which the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property applies (trademarks and designs) is considered as one single Contracting Party for the application of Articles 1, 3 to 18 and 31 of the Geneva Act". (see The Hague Notification No. 118)
  • The Geneva Act will enter into force, with respect to Belgium and Luxembourg, at a later date in accordance with Articles 27 and 28 of the Treaty. (see The Hague Notification No. 118)
MonacoJune 28, 2000Ratification: March 9, 2011June 9, 2011
Mongolia Accession: October 19, 2007January 19, 2008
Montenegro Accession: December 5, 2011March 5, 2012
Namibia Accession: March 31, 2004June 30, 2004
NetherlandsJuly 6, 1999  
Norway Accession: March 17, 2010June 17, 2010
Oman Accession: December 4, 2008March 4, 2009
Poland Accession: April 2, 2009July 2, 2009
Republic of Korea Accession: March 31, 2014July 1, 2014
Republic of MoldovaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: December 19, 2001December 23, 2003
  • Ratification of the Geneva Act (1999) was accompanied by the declaration that under Article 7(2) of the said Act, the prescribed designation fee referred to in Article 7(1) of the said Act shall be replaced by an individual designation fee. (see The Hague Notification No. 47)
RomaniaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: May 11, 2001December 23, 2003
Rwanda Accession: May 31, 2011August 31, 2011
Sao Tome and Principe Accession: September 8, 2008December 8, 2008
Serbia Accession: September 9, 2009December 9, 2009
Singapore Accession: January 17, 2005April 17, 2005
SloveniaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: May 8, 2002December 23, 2003
SpainJuly 6, 1999Ratification: September 23, 2003December 23, 2003
  • Ratification of the Geneva Act (1999) was accompanied by the following declarations:
    - in accordance with Rule 18(1)(b) of the Regulations under the Geneva Act, the prescribed period of six months for the notification of refusal of the effects of an international registration shall be replaced by a period of 12 months;
    - under Rule 18(1)(c)(i) of the Regulations under the said Act, the international registration shall produce the effect referred to in Article 14(2)(a) of the Geneva Act at the latest six months after the date referred to in that Article. (see The Hague Notification No. 60)
SwitzerlandJuly 6, 1999Ratification: September 11, 2002December 23, 2003
Syrian Arab Republic Accession: February 7, 2008May 7, 2008
Tajikistan Accession: December 21, 2011March 21, 2012
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Accession: December 22, 2005March 22, 2006
Tunisia Accession: March 13, 2012June 13, 2012
TurkeyFebruary 4, 2000Ratification: October 1, 2004January 1, 2005
Turkmenistan Accession: December 16, 2015March 16, 2016
Ukraine Accession: May 28, 2002December 23, 2003
United States of AmericaJuly 6, 1999Ratification: February 13, 2015May 13, 2015