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Okt 30, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 18/18)
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Hague Agreement for Industrial Designs Ratified by NL

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (for the European part of the Netherlands) has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Hague System for the international registration of industrial designs on September 18, 2018.

The 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".

WIPO reminds that the Kingdom of Belgium deposited, on June 7, 2013, its instrument of ratification of the Geneva Act, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg deposited its instrument of accession to the said Act, on September 3, 2013.

The Geneva Act will 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.

For more information on The Hague Notification No. 135, please click here