Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategies

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Guest post by John Nemazi, Co-chair of Brooks Kushman’s patent prosecution group:

On February, 13, 2015, the U.S. took a major step towards implementing the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs by depositing an instrument of ratification with World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”). As a result, the treaty – which the U.S. initially signed in 1999 – will go into effect for U.S. applicants on May 13, 2015. 

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