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The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) has taken another
step towards helping to simplify the registration of designs in some countries
outside the EU.
OHIM has recently issued a press release regarding its progress on
implemented the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international
registration of industrial designs.
Two draft Commission Regulations are currently being drawn up by the relevant
committee formed for this purpose with a view to making the necessary changes to
the registered Community Design regime.
The Commission aimed to have these regulations endorsed by the end of this
month with a view to formally adopting them by the end of August 2007. Following
this it currently aims to have deposited the instrument of accession with the
World Intellectual Property Office (the body which governs the Agreement) by the
end of October 2007 with this coming into force in January 2008.
Acceding to this Act will allow owners of Registered Community Designs to
extend protection for their designs to countries which have signed up to this
Act. These include the following:
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Christina King specialises in Intellectual Property advising in particular on
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-06-11 23:21:12 in Legal Articles