Hague System – New Designation Available: Mexico

June 6, 2020

Mexico's accession to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs has entered into force. As of June 6, 2020, applicants can start using the Hague System to protect their industrial designs in Mexico – through a single international application and a single set of fees – by designating Mexico in an international application. This translates to protection in the territories of 91 countries.

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Mexico is the first Spanish-speaking country in Latin America to join the Hague System and becomes the 64th member of the 1999 Act and 74th member of the Hague Union.

How to file an application

To file an international application, you may use eHague—the Hague System’s electronic filing interface. More information, including practical advice on drafting and filing, is available in our guide to filing an international application.

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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.