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Hague System – Managing Registrations

Once you have obtained an international design registration, it's important to keep it up-to-date. You may need, for example, to make changes relating to ownership, to appoint or cancel a representative, or renounce an international registration, etc.

You can centrally manage all aspects of your international registration directly through WIPO – in some or all designated contracting parties, and for some or all of the designs covered.

Tip! You can manage a number of changes – and renew your registration – directly online using eHague. We are adding more options to eHague all the time! Sign up to receive Hague System news alerts to find out when new functions become available.

You MUST notify us of any changes in your contact details.

  • For changes to email addresses only (applicants, holders and representatives) use Contact Hague. This service is free-of-charge. Reminder: WIPO does not share email addresses with any third party.

  • For changes to postal addresses of holders, use Hague System form DM/6 and provide all international registration numbers concerned. You can upload your completed form(s) through our Hague System Document Upload service available via Contact Hague. Note: to use this service, you need to have a WIPO Account.

  • For changes to postal addresses of appointed representatives, use eHague.

For changes to postal addresses of applicants prior to international registration, use Contact Hague and provide the international application number.

What aspects of your registration can you manage online?

You can:

  • Appoint a representative (holders only)
  • Request changes to the name and/or contact details of an existing representative (representatives only)
  • Cancel a representative
  • Renew your registration (all or some of the designs included, in as many of the designated contracting parties as you wish)
  • Check the status of your requests
Coming later this year: Management of holder details and more.

Access eHague


What aspects of your registration should you still manage using Hague System forms?

Reminder!: We will adding more self-service functions in eHague later this year, including management of holder details.

Change holder name/address

To request 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. Editable PDF, Request to change holder name and/or address

Transfer rights

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

Limit protection

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 limitation, complete form DM/3. A fee of 144 Swiss francs applies per international registration. editable pdf: Request limitation

Renounce protection

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 renunciation, complete form DM/5. A fee of 144 Swiss francs (CHF) applies per international registration. editable pdf: Request renunciation

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Hague System 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.

Find out more about Hague electronic communications.


Guide to the Hague System

The Guide to the Hague System 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 15 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))