The Hague Agreement

The agreement was reached in the Dutch city of The Hague. The following comments provide an overview of Vietnam`s implementation of the Agreement and are based on the country`s instrument of accession and related declarations, as well as information recently exchanged at a workshop organized by the Vietnam Intellectual Property Office and discussions with officials of the Patent Office. International applications in Vietnam are subject to an additional period. In accordance with Article 65(4) of the Intellectual Property Act: (c) it was issued at a national exhibition of Vietnam or at an international exhibition official or officially recognised by the person who has the right to register in accordance with Article 86 of that Law. A list of Contracting Parties shall be maintained by WIPO. The term of protection is 15 years from the date of registration. Vietnam made the declaration referred to in Article 17(3)(c) of the 1999 Law, which stipulated that the maximum term of protection under Vietnamese law for industrial designs was 15 years. The Hague Convention, concluded in 1925, was revised in London in 1934 and in The Hague in 1960. It was supplemented by an additional law signed in Monaco in 1961 and by a complementary law signed in Stockholm in 1967, amended in 1979. As already said, another law was adopted in Geneva in 1999. Vietnam does not publish international design registrations in its own Official Gazette, although international marks are published. July 1999 – “1999 Law”) officially entered into force in Vietnam on December 30, 2019.

Users of the Hague System can now designate Vietnam in an international design application. The period for notification of the refusal shall be six months from the date of publication. Vietnam shall not make the declaration in accordance with Article 18(1)(b). An international application in which Vietnam is a party to the applicant may be filed with the Intellectual Property Office or with the International Bureau of WIPO, since Vietnam does not make the declaration referred to in Article 4(1)(b) .

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