The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in 94 countries , by filing a single international application.
Anyone with a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in…
…any of the Hague System’s 77 members (referred to as “contracting parties”)– including all countries in the European Union (EU) and the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) – can use the Hague System.
You can secure design protection within any Hague System contracting party. If you wish to protect a design in a jurisdiction that is not party to the Hague Agreement, you will have to file a national (or regional) application.
International design applications are subject to the payment of three types of fees, all payable in Swiss francs (CHF):
a basic fee (397 CHF for one design; 19 CHF for each additional design included in the same application);
a publication fee (17 CHF for each reproduction; 150 CHF for each page on which one or more reproductions are shown); and
a standard designation fee or an individual designation fee for each contracting party where you seek protection. Note: a three-level structure applies to standard designation fees, reflecting the level of examination carried out by the contracting party.
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Join the Hague System
The Hague System currently has 77 members covering 94 countries. When filing an international application under the Hague System, applicants can designate as few or as many of those contracting parties as desired.
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Our Hague System Customer Service team is available to answer all your questions and assist you throughout the lifecycle of your international design applications and registrations. To ensure optimal handling of enquiries use Contact Hague.