FRIDAY, 26 JANUARY 2018
Hague Agreement: lower designation fees in Spain
Design applicants and owners may be interested in the following Information Notice published by WIPO on January 24:
Withdrawal of the declaration under Rule 12(1)(c)(i) of the Common Regulations Under the 1999 Act and the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement: Spain
1. On December 26, 2017, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) received from the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) an official letter indicating that Spain withdrew the declaration for the application of level three of the standard designation fee made on January 1, 2008, under Rule 12(1)(c)(i) of the Common Regulations under the 1999 Act and the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement (refer to Information Notice No. 4/2008).
2. In accordance with Rule 12(1)(c)(ii) of the Common Regulations, the said withdrawal shall take effect one month after the receipt by the Director General of its notification, namely on January 26, 2018. As a consequence, level one of the standard designation fee shall apply where Spain is designated in an international application filed on and after the said date.
For reference, the Hague Agreement Schedule of Fees is available here.
The standard designation fee (level one) is Sfr42 for one design and Sfr2 for each additional design in the same application. The corresponding fees (level three) are Sfr90 and Sfr50.
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