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¿Qué es el Registro Internacional de Diseños Industriales?

International Design falls within a system of International Registration of Designs for countries signed up to the Hague Agreement which comprises the 1934 and 1960 Acts and the Geneva Act of 1999. Application of the 1934 Act was suspended on 1 January 2010.

The Hague Agreement ensures the simplification and unification of a series of procedures such as the formal examination and publication with the aim of obtaining a register for each of the countries with the same rights and obligations as for a national design.

Protection can be obtained in a great many countries with a single application, in a single language and paying a single fee in Swiss Francs. . It is also worth mentioning that an International Design Registration is easier to manage than several national designs, both in terms of renewals and in terms of changes to holders or representatives. In short, it is simpler to obtain protection in other countries and also to subsequently manage said protection.

Individuals or companies with Spanish nationality or resident in Spain or owning real and effective industrial or commercial premises in Spain may apply to the SPTO for an International Design Registration.

If this is done via the SPTO, the application for an International Design Registration involves a transmission fee independently of the fees that should be paid to the International Office.

The International Registration will be valid for an initial period of five years from the International Registration date. The registration can be renewed for additional periods of five years until the period established by the legislation of each Designated Contracting Party has expired.

The WIPO web page contains more detailed information on this syste:

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