COVID-19 Update – Important Information for Hague Users
May 6, 2020
(Originally published April 2, 2020)
WIPO is continuing operations under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. We are committed to ensuring that any transitional issues experienced by users, intellectual property (IP) offices and any other stakeholders in our processes are kept to a minimum despite these challenging circumstances.
You can monitor WIPO’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic using the Organization’s online dashboard.
We are mindful that possible disruptions might affect users of the Hague System due to measures taken against the COVID-19 outbreak. Consequently, we have compiled all relevant information on this page, which will be updated as instructions become available.
Exclusive use of electronic communications
Remedies and extension of time limits for Hague users
We wish to inform you of the remedies available against a failure to meet a time limit under the Hague System and to remind you of the automatic extension of time limits in case an IP office is not open to the public.
Measures implemented by IP offices of Hague members
Where WIPO is officially notified by IP offices of relevant COVID-19 measures that they have put in place, such information will be published as Hague Information Notices.
Full list of Hague Information Notices relating to measures notified by IP offices.