Hague Services – Managing International Registrations

Once you have obtained an international design registration, it's important to keep it up-to-date. You may wish, for example, to make changes relating to ownership, the appointment or cancellation of a representative, or renunciation of an international registration.

The Hague System allows you to centrally manage all aspects of your registrations through WIPO – in some or all designated contracting parties, for some or all of the designs covered.

Want to request a change? All change requests must be made using official Hague System forms.
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Hague System forms – Quick access

Change name/address

To request the recording of a change in name and/or address of the holder, complete form DM/6. A fee of 144 Swiss francs (CHF) applies for one international registration; 72 Swiss francs for each additional registration. DOC, Request to change name and/or address of the holder PDF, Request to change name and/or address of the holder Editable PDF, Request to  change name and/or address of the holder

Appoint a representative

To appoint a representative, complete form DM/7 or send a declaration. No fees apply. DOC, Appointment of a representative PDF, Appointment of a representative editable pdf: Appointment of a representative

Transfer rights

To request the recording of a change in ownership, complete form DM/2. A fee of 144 Swiss francs applies per international registration. DOC, Request for the recording of a change in ownership PDF, Request for the recording of a change in ownership editable pdf: Request for the recording of a change in ownership

Request limitation

A limitation allows the holder to abandon protection for some of the designs in the international registration in respect of some or all of the designated contracting parties. To request the recording of a limitation, complete form DM/3. A fee of 144 Swiss francs applies per international registration. DOC, Request for the recording of a limitation PDF, Request for the recording of a limitation editable pdf: Request for the recording of a limitation

Request renunciation

A renunciation allows the holder to abandon protection for all of the designs in the international registration in respect of some or all of the designated contracting parties. To request the recording of a renunciation, complete form DM/5. A fee of 144 Swiss francs (CHF) applies per international registration. DOC, Request for the recording of a renunciation PDF, Request for the recording of a renunciation editable pdf: Request for the recording of a renunciation

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Hague electronic communications

Once we have recorded the changes you wish to make to your registrations, we will send you a confirmation message.

Please make sure that you let us know about any changes to your email address through Contact Hague or directly within the form(s) you are submitting.

Find out more about Hague electronic communications.

Resources

Hague Guide for Users

The Hague Guide for Users is your comprehensive reference on the Hague System, walking you through the various steps involved in the international registration of designs.

International Designs Bulletin

The International Designs Bulletin is your authoritative reference of all international registrations.

Global Design Database

Search in over 13 million designs existing under the Hague System and the national collections of participating offices, including China, the EU, Japan and the USA.

Need help?

Our Hague Customer Service team is available to answer all your questions and queries and to assist you throughout the lifecycle of your international design applications and registrations. To ensure optimal handling of enquiries use Contact Hague.

Contact Hague | Phone +41 22 338 7575 (Monday to Friday, 09:00–18:00 (CET))