November 21, 2018

San Marino has acceded to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement

On October 26, 2018, the Republic of San Marino deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (the Act) of the Hague Agreement, which governs the procedures for the international registration of the industrial designs.

The Act will become effective in San Marino as of January 26, 2019. From that date on, the applicants will be able to designate this country, when filing the international design applications.

The Republic of San Marino has become the 59th contracting party to the Geneva Act, thus joining to the Hague system. This system has been an effective instrument of international design registration for more than 90 years so far. The Hague system makes it possible for the applicants to have their designs efficiently protected in the various national and regional jurisdictions through a unified and cost-effective procedure.

Author: Lynda Miller