The Hague Notification No. 60
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Ratification by the Kingdom of Spain

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, on September 23, 2003, of its instrument of ratification of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, adopted at Geneva on July 2, 1999 (the "Geneva Act").

The said instrument 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; and

- 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.

The date of entry into force of the said Treaty is the subject of a separate notification (The Hague Notification No. 61).

September 23, 2003