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WEDNESDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2018
Netherlands ratifies Geneva Act of The Hague Agreement

WIPO has published The Hague Notification No. 135 titled “Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs – Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs – Ratification by the Kingdom of the Netherlands”. It states:

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 the deposit by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (for the European part of the Netherlands), on September 18, 2018, of its instrument of ratification of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, adopted at Geneva on July 2, 1999 (the "Geneva Act").

The said instrument was accompanied by a declaration under Article 19, according to which:

"The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property has been designated as the common office for the three Benelux countries. The territories of the three countries to which the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (trademarks and designs) applies are, as a whole, considered to be one single Contracting Party for the purposes of Articles 1, 3 to 18 and 31 of the Geneva Act".

It is recalled that the Kingdom of Belgium deposited, on June 7, 2013, its instrument of ratification of the Geneva Act (see The Hague Notification No. 116), and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg deposited its instrument of accession to the said Act, on September 3, 2013 (see The Hague Notification No. 118).

The Geneva Act will therefore enter into force, with respect to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on December 18, 2018.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 16.26
Tags: Hague Agreement, Geneva Act, The Netherlands,
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