The Hague Notification No. 61
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Entry into Force

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him that the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the "Geneva Act") will enter into force on

December 23, 2003,

that is, three months after the deposit by six States of their instruments of accession or ratification, three of which fulfill at least one of the conditions provided for in Article 28(2) of the Geneva Act.

In this connection, it is recalled that instruments of ratification or accession of the said Geneva Act were deposited:

- on May 11, 2001, by Romania
- on July 6, 2001, by the Republic of Iceland
- on December 19, 2001, by the Republic of Moldova
- on March 21, 2002, by the Republic of Estonia
- on May 8, 2002, by the Republic of Slovenia
- on May 28, 2002, by Ukraine
- on September 11, 2002, by the Swiss Confederation
- on February 17, 2003, by the Kyrgyz Republic
- on May 6, 2003, by Georgia
- on August 11, 2003, by the Principality of Liechtenstein
- on September 23, 2003, by the Kingdom of Spain.
(11)

In accordance with the provisions of Article 28(2) of the Geneva Act, the following three States fulfill at least one of the required conditions:

- the Kingdom of Spain
- the Republic of Slovenia
- the Swiss Confederation.
(3)

Consequently, in accordance with the provisions of Article 28(2) of the Geneva Act, the said Act will enter into force on December 23, 2003, with respect to the eleven States referred to above.

September 23, 2003