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Hague System Seminar: Advantages and Functioning of an Ever-Expanding System

October 18, 2016

Register online now to attend a Hague Seminar at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 10, 2016.  The objective of the Seminar is to introduce the Hague System and how it works, with an emphasis on features and benefits following the accession to the Hague System by Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America.

The Seminar will also present best practices in an ever‑expanding System and demonstrate the tools developed to ensure efficient and effective management of Hague System procedures.  Additionally you will have the opportunity to interact with Hague Registry experts and the invited speaker, as well as to seek advice, share opinions, experiences and ideas.

The Seminar will be in English.  The sessions will be led by various WIPO experts, with the participation of one IP practitioner.

Who should attend?

The Seminar is for representatives from the private sector, SMEs, attorneys, IP practitioners, users and potential users of the Hague System.  If you’re looking to improve your knowledge on the Hague System, learn about its features and benefits, or want to know all about the latest changes to the international design system, then this Seminar is the event for you.  

Seminar highlights

Topics that will be covered during the Seminar include: 

  • Introduction to the Hague System;
  • Overview of Hague Registry Operations;
  • From Filing to Expiring: The Lifecycle of a Registration;
  • E-Tools: Ongoing Developments;
  • Consequences of the Accession of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America;
  • The Hague System: Practical Experience from a Practioner’s Point of View.

For more details, download the Provisional Program of the Seminar.

Registration and payment

Registration fees of 300 Swiss francs include all seminar materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon teas.  Participants should register online by Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6 p.m. (CET) at the latest.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees are payable via bank transfer, WIPO Current Account or credit card.

Please note that no refunds will be processed in the case of cancellations received after Thursday, November 3, 2016.

For IP Offices:   Officials from national IP Offices of the members of the Hague Union are exempt from the payment of registration fees.

Organizational information

Participants or the administrations they will be representing are responsible for organizing their own entry visa (where applicable) and accommodation arrangements.  General information regarding accommodation in Geneva is available through the Geneva Tourism Office.

More questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Seminar, please contact us or at:  T. +41 (0) 22 338 7575, F. +41 (0) 22 740 1429.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva for this Seminar on the Hague System.


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WIPO Hague System – The International Design System

WIPO's Hague System provides a unique international mechanism for securing and managing design rights simultaneously in more than 90 countries through one application, in one language with one set of fees.