||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 terminate the 1934 Act and focus the system solely around the Geneva (1999) Act. Furthermore, the Hague Union comprises some inactive members that remain bound exclusively by the 1960 Act.
Secondly, it would be beneficial in terms of promotion of the use of the Hague system in the current membership and to expand the geographical scope of the system to new regions.
The proposed study visit will take place in connection with the fourth session of the Working Group on the Legal Development of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, from June 16 to 18, 2014, and the International Symposium on the 15th Anniversary of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs: International Design Registrations Go Global, on June 19, 2014.
For the above reasons, our colleagues in the Bureaus 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. The participation costs of the representative of Tajikistan would be financed by the Department for Transition and Developed Countries and would cover three DSAs. A cost estimate is attached. As done previously for an event held in Geneva, travel for the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic would be from Beirut as there are no flights leaving from Damascus.