Request for Public Consultations (Hague Agreement)

Regarding Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Geneva Act 1999).

Within the framework of the operational strategy of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, SAIP is currently studying the appropriateness of accession of Saudi Arabia to a number of international intellectual property treaties.

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs is one of these treaties. The Hague Agreement allows applicants to register an industrial design by filing a single application with the International Bureau of WIPO, enabling design owners to protect their designs with minimum formalities in multiple countries or regions. The Hague Agreement also simplifies the management of an industrial design registration, since it is possible to record subsequent changes and to renew the international registration through a single procedural step. International design applications may be filed with the International Bureau of WIPO, either directly or through the industrial property office of the Contracting Party of origin if the law of that Contracting Party so permits or requires. In practice, however, virtually all international applications are filed directly with the International Bureau, and the majority are filed using the electronic filing interface on WIPO’s website.

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property is keen on benefiting from the participation of the public to express their opinion in regard to Hague Agreement and to provide your consultations or written comments in this regard before the end of Saturday 06/05/1440 (12/01/2019) by sending your consultations to SAIP Email: saip@saip.gov.sa , please write your name or the name of the organization providing the consultations.

For more information about the agreement in English and Arabic, you can visit the following website:
https://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=12531

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