Hague System Seminar: Online Services and International Registration Procedures and Practical Approach to the Hague System

May 7, 2019

Register online now to attend a Hague Seminar at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 6, 2019.  The Seminar will focus on maximizing the benefits of recent practical developments in the Hague Registry, including the new E-Filing interface, enhanced self-service electronic tools, and the ongoing geographical expansion.

The Seminar will be focused on the recent practical developments of the Hague Registry, in particular, the ongoing modernization and improvement of e-tools, including a detailed introduction to the new design of the E-Filing interface.  This new design represents the most significant change to the E-Filing system over the past five years.  The Seminar is therefore a good opportunity to become familiar with the improvements and new features that are advantageous to Hague System users, such as new payment methods and a simpler application screen. 

The Seminar will also present enhanced self-service features brought by new information tools – such as the “Contact Hague Service” and the “Hague Document Upload Service” – and the new functionalities of the Hague webpage, such as the “Hague Member Profiles Database”.  The ongoing geographical expansion of the Hague System will also be a focus of the day, in particular, the specificities for designations of Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States of America. 

In the afternoon session, the Seminar will provide users with an interactive exercise to put into practice the tips learned in the morning session and use the new E-Filing interface to make an application designating the aforementioned Contracting Parties. 

A Practitioner in the field of industrial design will share his view and practical experience on successful filing strategies as well as the advantages of the Hague System for SMEs and multinationals.  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 are looking to improve your knowledge on the Hague System, learn about its features and advantages, 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: 

  • Overview of the Hague System;
  • New Features of Hague Online Services:  eHague, ePay, Hague Member Profiles Database, Contact Hague;
  • Filing of an International Application;
  • Publication of the International Registration and Tasks of the Designated Office;
  • Tips for Successful Filing Strategies Under the Hague System;
  • eHague:  Interactive Practical Exercise:  Designating Canada, the European Union, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States of America;  and
  • The Hague System:  Practical Experience from a Practitioner’s Point of View.

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

Registration and payment

A registration fee of 300 Swiss francs includes the seminar material, morning and afternoon coffee/tea, and lunch.  Participants should register online by May 30, 2019, 6 p.m. (CET) at the latest. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  The fee is payable via bank transfer, WIPO Current Account or credit card.

Please note that no refund will be processed in the case of a cancellation received after May 30, 2019.

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

Organizational information

Participants or the administrations that they represent 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.

More questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Seminar, please contact us through our Contact Hague Service or by telephone +41 (0) 22 338 7575.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva at this Seminar on the Hague System!