Belarus Joins the Hague System

May 5 2021 - 14:10

On April 19, 2021, the Government of Belarus deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This latest accession brings the total number of countries covered by the Hague System to 92.

On July 19, 2021, when the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement enters into force with regard to Belarus, Belarus residents will be able to start using the system by filing a single application to register their designs in as many as 92 countries covered by the system. In parallel, non-residents seeking design protection in Belarus will be able to designate the newest contracting state in their international applications.

Prepared by: Anastasia Khioni

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Source: Belarusian IPO and WIPO websites

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