From May 13, 2015 The United States Will Join The Hague System (international Design)

From May 13, 2015 The United States Will Join The Hague System (international Design)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that the United States has filed its instrument of ratification of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The treaty will go into effect for the United States on May 13, 2015. From this date, it will be possible for U.S. applicants to file a single international design application either to WIPO or to the USPTO in order to obtain protection potentially in all of the Countries member of the of the Hague system relating to the industrial designs, as if the design had been registered directly with each national office.