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Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Belgium

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".

Germany

Accession by the German Democratic Republic to the Hague Act (1960) and the Complementary Act of Stockholm (1967) was accompanied by the following declaration: "Regarding the Provisions of Article 27 of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs of November 6, 1925, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, and supplemented at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, as far as the application of the Agreement to colonial regions and other dependent territories is concerned, the German Democratic Republic is guided by the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Resolution No. 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960) proclaiming the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation by the German Democratic Republic)

Hungary

The Hague Act (1960): With the declaration that Hungary does not consider itself bound by the Protocol annexed to the Hague Act (1960).

Liechtenstein

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.

Luxembourg

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".

Republic of Moldova

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.

Spain

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.

 

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