||As part of our tailored promotion strategy, the organization of a study visit regarding the Geneva (1999) Act for delegates from some countries or international intergovernmental organizations is again foreseen this year.
Firstly, it could help us in our plan to focus the system solely around the Geneva (1999) Act. The Hague Union comprises some inactive members that remain bound exclusively by the 1960 Act.
Secondly, it would be beneficial in terms of wider and more effective use of the Hague System in the current membership and to expand the geographical scope of the system in certain regions.
The proposed study visit will take place in connection with the sixth session of the Working Group on the Legal Development of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, from June 20 to 22, 2016, and the Seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, on June 23, 2016. On June 24, 2016, the participants to the proposed study visit will participate in tailor-made sessions in which business processes at the operational level could be discussed in detail with the delegations of those countries whose accession is expected shortly, while the improvement of the processes could be discussed with the delegations of current Contracting Parties.
For the above reasons, our colleagues in the respective Regional Bureaus, Department and Division have been approached with a view to establishing a list of proposed countries to be financed. The outcome of these consultations is attached.
Financing of the participation costs would be covered by the respective activity codes of the Regional Bureaus, Departments and Division.