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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: On the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs 1. article. 6 November 1925 the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs of July 2, 1999, the Geneva Act (hereinafter referred to as the Geneva Act) this law is adopted and approved. 2. article. Under the Geneva Act, article 4, first paragraph, point "b" of the international design applications may not be filed with the Patent Office. 3. article. In accordance with article 17 of the Geneva Act, the third part "b" point in the maximum period of protection of industrial designs is 25 years from the date of the international registration. 4. article. The Geneva Act of the fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the coordinated by the Ministry of Justice. 5. article. The Geneva Act will enter into force on the 28th for the period specified in article and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal". 6. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. By law to be put to the Geneva Act in English and its translation into Latvian language. The Parliament adopted the law on 10 March 2005. State v. President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga in Riga on 24 March 2005 in Geneva Act of July 2, 1999, OF the Hague Agreement CONCERNING the INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF INDUSTRIAL designs OF NOVEMBER 6, 1925 table of contents INTRODUCTORY PROVISION article 1 Abbreviated Expressions article 2 Applicability of Other Protection Accorded by laws of Contracting Parties and by Certain International Treats to CHAPTER I INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION AND INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION article 3 Entitlement to file an International Application article 4 procedure for Filing the International Application article 5 contents of the International Application article 6 Priority article 7 Designation fees article 8 Correction of Irregularit to article 9 Filing date of the International Application article 10 International Registration, date of the International Registration, Publication and Confidential to the Cop of the International Registration article 11 Defermen of Publication article 12 Refusal article 13 Special requirements Concerning Unity of Design article 14 effects of the International Registration article 15 Invalidation article 16 Recording of changes and Other Matters Concerning the International Registration of

Article 17 Initial Term and Renewal of the International Registration and Duration of Protection article 18 Information Concerning Published International Registration for CHAPTER II administrative PROVISION of article 19 Common Office of Several States article 20 Membership of the Hague Union article 21 article 22 Assembly International Bureau finances article 23 article 24 regulations CHAPTER III REVISION AND amendment article 25 Revision of this Act article 26 amendment of Certain articles by the Assembly CHAPTER IV FINAL PROVISION article 27 Becoming Party to this Act article 28 effective date of Ratification and Accession article 29 Prohibition of reservations article 30 declarations made by Contracting Parties Article 31 Applicability of the 1934 and 1960 acts article 32 Denunciation of this Act article 33 languages of this Act; Signature article 34 Depositary INTRODUCTORY PROVISION article 1 Abbreviated Expressions For the purpose of this Act: (i) "the Hague Agreement" means the Hague Agreement Concerning the International deposit of Industrial designs, henceforth renamed the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial designs; (ii) "this Act" means the Hague Agreement as established by the present Act; (iii) "regulations" means the regulations under this Act; (iv) "prescribed" means prescribed in the regulations; (v) "Paris Convention" means the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, signed at Paris on March 20, 1883, as revised and amended; (vi) "international registration" means the international registration of an industrial design effected according to this Act; (VII) "international application" means an application for international registration; (VIII) "International Register" means the official collection of data concerning international registration is maintained by the International Bureau, which data this Act or the regulations require or permit to be recorded, the regardless_of of the medium in which such data are stored; (ix) "person" means a natural person or a legal entity; (x) "applicant" means the person in whose name an international application is filed; (xi) "holder" means the person in whose name an international registration is recorded in the International Register; (XII) "intergovernmental organization" means an intergovernmental organization eligible to become party to this Act in accordanc with article 27 (1) (ii); (XIII) "Contracting Party" means any State or intergovernmental organization party to this Act; (xiv) "applicant's Contracting Party" means the Contracting Party or one of the Contracting Parties from which the applicant's entitlement to its deriv file an international application by virtue of satisfying, in a Contracting Party, the relations that at least one of the conditions specified in article 3; where there are two or more Contracting Parties from which the applicant may, under article 3, it will be their deriv entitlement to file an international application, "applicant's Contracting Party" means the one which, among those Contracting Parties, is indicated as such in the international application; (xv) "territory of a Contracting Party" means, where the Contracting Party is a State, the territory of that State and, where the Contracting Party is an intergovernmental organization, the territory in which the mobility scooters to treaty of that intergovernmental organization applies; (XVI) "Office" means the agency entrusted by a Contracting Party with the grant of protection for industrial designs with effect in the territory of that Contracting Party; (XVII) "Examining Office" means an Office which ex officio applications filed with it for the examin for the protection of industrial designs at least to determin the whethers the industrial designs satisfy the condition of novelty; (XVIII) "designation" means a request that an international registration have effect in a Contracting Party; It also means the recording in the International Register, of that request; (xix) "designated Contracting Party" and "designated Office" means the Contracting Party and the Office of the Contracting Party, respectively, to which a designation applies; (xx) "1934 Act" means the Act signed at London on June 2, 1934, of the Hague Agreement; (XXI) "1960 Act" means the Act signed at the Hague on November 28, 1960, of the Hague Agreement; (XXII) "1961 Additional Act" means the Act signed at Monaco on November 18, 1961, additional to the 1934 Act; (XXIII) "Complementary Act of 1967" means the Complementary Act signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, as amended, of the Hague Agreement; (xxiv) "Union" means the Hague Union established by the Hague Agreement of November 6, 1925, and maintained by the 1934 and 1960 acts, the 1961 Additional Act, the the Complementary Act of 1967 and this Act; (xxv) "Assembly" means the Assembly referred to in article 21 (1) (a) or any body replacing that Assembly; (xxv) "Organization" means the World Intellectual Property Organization; (XXVII) "Director General" means the Director General of the Organization; (XXVIII) "International Bureau" means the International Bureau of the Organization; (xxix) "instrument of ratification" shall be construed as including instruments of acceptance or approval. Article 2 Applicability of Other Protection Accorded by laws of Contracting Parties and by Certain International Treats (1) [laws of Contracting Parties and Certain International Treats to] the provision of this Act shall not be affec the application of any greater protection which may be accorded by the law of a Contracting Party, nor shall they in any way affec the protection accorded to works of art and works of applied art by international copyright convention and treats the , or the protection accorded to industrial designs under the agreement on Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property rights annexed to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. (2) [Obligation to Comply with the Paris Convention] Each Contracting Party shall comply with the provision of the Paris Convention which concern industrial designs.
Chapter I INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION AND INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION article 3 Entitlement to file an International Application Any person that is a national of a State that is a Contracting Party or of a State member of an intergovernmental organization that is a Contracting Party, or that has a domicile, a habitual residence or a real and effective industrial or a commercial establishment in the territory of a Contracting Party , shall be entitled to file an international application. Article 4 procedure for Filing the International Application (1) [direct or indirect Filing] (a) the international application may be filed, at the option of the applicant, either directly with the International Bureau or through the Office of the applicant's Contracting Party. (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), any Contracting Party may, in a declaration, notify the Director General that international applications may not be filed through its Office. (2) [Transmittal fee in case of indirect Filing] the Office of any Contracting Party may require that the applicant pay a transmittal fee to it, for its own benefit, in respect of any international application filed through it. Article 5 contents of the International Application (1) [Mandatory contents of the International Application] the international application shall be in the prescribed language or one of the prescribed languages and shall contain or be accompanied by (i) a request for international registration under this Act; (ii) the prescribed data concerning the applicant; (iii) the prescribed number of cops to of a reproduction or, at the choice of the applicant, of several different reproduction of the industrial design that is the subject of the international application, presented in the prescribed manner; However, where the industrial design is two-dimensional and a request for defermen of publication is made in accordanc with paragraph (5), the international application may, instead of containing a reproduction, be accompanied by the prescribed number of specimen of the industrial design; (iv) an indication of the product or products which the constitut industrial design or in relations to which the industrial design is to be used, as prescribed; (v) an indication of the designated Contracting Parties; (vi) the prescribed fees; (VII) any other prescribed in particular. (2) [Additional Mandatory contents of the International Application] (a) Any Contracting Party whose Office is an Examining Office and whose law, at the time it become the party to this Act, requires that an application for the grant of protection to an industrial design contain any of the elements specified in subparagraph (b) in order for that application to be accorded a filing date under that law may , in a declaration, notify the Director General of those elements. (b) the elements that may be notified to it in subparagraph pursuan (a) with the following: (i) an indication concerning the identity of the creator of the industrial design that is the subject of that application; (ii) a brief description of the reproduction or of the characteristics features of the industrial design that is the subject of that application; (iii) a claim. (c) where the international application contains the designation of a Contracting Party the that has made a notification under subparagraph (a), it shall also contain, in the prescribed manner, any element that was the subject of that notification. (3) [Other possible contents of the International Application] the international application may contain or be accompanied by such other elements as are specified in the regulations. (4) [Several Industrial designs in the same International Application] subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, an international application may include two or more industrial designs. (5) [request for Deferred Publication] the international application may contain a request for defermen of publications. Article 6 Priority (1) [Claiming of Priority] (a) the international application may contain a declaration claiming, under article 4 of the Paris Convention, the priority of one or more earlier applications filed in or for any country party to that Convention or any Member of the World Trade Organization. (b) the regulations may provide that the declaration referred to in subparagraph (a) may be made after the filing of the international application. In such case, the regulations shall prescrib the latest time by which such declarations may be made. (2) [International Application Serving as a basis for Claiming Priority] the international application shall, as from its filing date and whatever may be its subsequent fate, be equivalent to a regular filing within the meaning of article 4 of the Paris Convention. Article 7 Designation fees (1) [Prescribed Designation fee] the prescribed fees shall include, subject to paragraph (2), a designation fee for each designated Contracting Party. (2) [Individual Designation fee] Any Contracting Party whose Office is an Examining Office and any Contracting Party that is an intergovernmental organization may, in a declaration, notify the Director General that, in connection with any international application in which it is designated, and in connection with the renewal of any international registration resulting from such an international application, the prescribed designation fee referred to in paragraph (1) shall be replaced by an individual designation fee , whose amount shall be indicated in the declaration and can be changed in further declarations. The said amount may be fixed by the said Contracting Party for the initial term of protection and for each term of renewal or for the maximum period of protection allowed by the Contracting Party concerned. However, it may not be higher than the equivalent of the amount which the Office of that Contracting Party would be entitled to receive from an applicant for a grant of protection for an equivalent period to the same number of industrial designs, that amount being diminished by the savings resulting from the international procedure. (3) [Transfer of Designation fees] the designation fees referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be transferred by the International Bureau to the Contracting Parties in respect of which those fees were paid. Article 8 Correction of Irregularit (1) [Examination of the International Application] If the International Bureau finds that the international application does not, at the time of its receipt by the International Bureau, fulfill the requirements of this Act and the regulations, it shall invite the applicant to make the required corrections within the prescribed time limit. (2) [to Note Irregularit Corrected] (a) If the applicant does not comply with the invitation within the prescribed time limit, the international application shall, subject to subparagraph (b), be considered abandoned. (b) In the case of an irregularity which relate to article 5 (2) or to a special requirement notified to the Director General by a Contracting Party in accordanc with the regulations, if the applicant does not comply with the invitation within the prescribed time limit, the international application shall be deemed not to contain the designation of that Contracting Party. Article 9 Filing date of the International Application (1) [International Application Filed Directly] where the international application is filed directly with the International Bureau, the filing date shall, subject to paragraph (3), be the date on which the International Bureau receive the international application. (2) [International Application Filed Indirectly] where the international application is filed through the Office of the applicant's Contracting Party, the filing date shall be determined as prescribed. (3) [International Application with Certain Irregularit] where the international application has, on the date on which it is received by the International Bureau, an irregularity which is prescribed as an irregularity entailing a postponemen of the filing date of the international application, the filing date shall be the date on which the correction of such irregularity is received by the International Bureau. Article 10 International Registration, date of the International Registration, Publication and Confidential to the Cop of the International Registration (1) [International Registration] the International Bureau shall register each industrial design that is the subject of an international application immediately upon receipt by it of the international application or, where corrections are invited under article 8, immediately upon receipt of the required correction. The registration shall be effected or not publication is deferred under whethers article 11 (2) [date of the International Registration] (a) subject to subparagraph (b), the date of the international registration shall be the filing date of the international application. (b) where the international application has, on the date on which it is received by the International Bureau, an irregularity which relate to Article5 (2), the date of the international registration shall be the date on which the correction of such irregularity is received by the International Bureau or the filing date of the international application, whichever is the later. (3) [Publication] (a) the international registration shall be published by the International Bureau. Such publication shall be deemed in all Contracting Parties to be sufficient publicity, and no others to publicity may be required of the holder. (b) the International Bureau shall send a copy of the publication of the international registration to each designated Office. (4) [maintenance of Confidentiality before Publication] subject to paragraph (5) and article 11 (4) (b), the International Bureau shall keep in confidence each international application and each international registration until publication. (5) [Confidential to the Cop] (a) the International Bureau shall, immediately after registration has been effected, send a copy of the international registration, along with any relevant statement, document or specimen accompanying the international application, to each Office that has notified the International Bureau that it wishes to receive such a copy and has been designated in the international application. (b) the Office shall, until publication of the international registration by the International Bureau, keep in confidence each international registration of which a copy has been sent to it by the International Bureau and may use the said copy only for the purpose of the examination of the international registration and of applications for the protection of industrial designs filed in or for the Contracting Party for which the Office is competent. In particular, it may not divulg the contents of any such international registration to any person outside the Office, other than the holder of the international registration, except that for the purpose of an administrative or legal proceedings involving a conflict over entitlement to file the international application on which the international registration is based. In the case of such an administrative or legal proceedings, the contents of the international registration may only be disclosed in confidence to the parties involved in the proceedings who shall be bound to respect the confidentiality of the disclosure. Article 11 Defermen of Publications (1) [Provision of laws of Contracting Parties Concerning Defermen of Publication] (a) where the law of a Contracting Party provides for the defermen of the publication of an industrial design for a period which is less than the prescribed period, that Contracting Party shall, in a declaration, notify the Director General of the allowabl period of defermen. (b) where the law of a Contracting Party does not provide for the defermen of the publication of an industrial design, the Contracting Party shall, in a declaration, notify the Director General of that fact. (2) [Defermen of Publication] where the international application contains a request for defermen of publication, the publication shall take place, (i) where none of the Contracting Parties designated in the international application has made a declaration under paragraph (1), at the expiry of the prescribed period or, (ii) where any of the Contracting Parties designated in the international application has made a declaration under paragraph (1) (a), at the expiry of the period notified in such declaration or, where there is more than one such designated Contracting Party, at the expiry of the period notified in their declarations shortes. (3) [treatment of requests for Defermen where Defermen Is Not possible Under applicable Law] where defermen of publication has been requested and any of the Contracting Parties designated in the international application has made a declaration under paragraph (1) (b) that defermen of publication is not possible under its law, (i) subject to item (ii), the International Bureau shall notify the applicant accordingly; If, within the prescribed period, the applicant does not, by notice in writing to the International Bureau, withdraw the designation of the said Contracting Party, the International Bureau shall disregard the request for defermen of publications; (ii) where, instead of containing a reproduction of the industrial design, the international application was accompanied by a specimen of the industrial design, the International Bureau shall disregard the designation of the said Contracting Party and shall notify the applicant accordingly. (4) [request for Earlier Publication or for Special access to the International Registration] (a) At any time during the period of defermen the applicable under paragraph (2), the holder may request publication of any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration, in which case the period of defermen in respect of such industrial design or designs shall be considered to have expired on the date of receipt of such request by the International Bureau. (b) the holder may also, at any time during the period of defermen the applicable under paragraph (2), request the International Bureau to provide a third party specified by the holder with an extract from, or to allow such a party access to, any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration. (5) [Renunciation and Limitations] (a) If, at any time during the period of defermen the applicable under paragraph (2), the holder of the international registration in renounc respect of all the designated Contracting Parties, the industrial design or designs that are the subject of the international registration shall not be published. (b) If, at any time during the period of defermen the applicable under paragraph (2), the holder limits the international registration, in respect of all of the designated Contracting Parties, to one or some of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration, the other industrial design or designs that are the subject of the international registration shall not be published. (6) [Publication and Reproduction Furnishings of] (a) At the expiration of any period of defermen the applicable under the provision of this article, the International Bureau shall, subject to the payment of the prescribed fees, publish the international registration. If such fees are not paid as prescribed, the international registration shall be canceled and publication shall not take place. (b) where the international application was accompanied by one or more specimen of the industrial design in accordanc with article 5 (1) (iii), the holder shall submit the prescribed number of cop out of a reproduction of each industrial design that is the subject of that application to the International Bureau within the prescribed time limit. To the exten the that the holder does not do so, the international registration shall be canceled and publication shall not take place. Article 12 Refusal (1) [right to Refus] the Office of any designated Contracting Party may, where the conditions for the grant of protection under the law of that Contracting Party are not met in respect of any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of an international registration, refus the effects, in part or in whole, of the international registration in the territory of the Contracting Party said , provided that the Office may refus the effects, in part or in whole, of any international registration on the ground that requirements relating to the form or contents of the international application that are provided for in this Act or the regulations or with additional it, or different from, those requirements have not been satisfied under the law of the Contracting Party concerned. (2) [Notification of Refusal] (a) the refusal of the effects of an international registration shall be communicated by the Office to the International Bureau in a notification of refusal within the prescribed period. (b) Any notification of refusal shall state all the grounds on which the refusal is based. (3) [Transmission of Notification of Refusal; Remedies] (a) the International Bureau shall, without delay, transmit a copy of the notification of refusal to the holder. (b) the holder shall enjoy the same remedies as if any industrial design that is the subject of the international registration had been the subject of an application for the grant of protection under the law applicable to the Office that communicated the refusal. Such remedies shall at least consis of the possibility of a re-examination or a review of the refusal or an appeal against the refusal. (4) [Attention of Refusal] Any refusal may be withdrawn, in part or in whole, at any time by the Office that communicated it. Article 13 Special requirements Concerning Unity of Design (1) [Notification of Special requirements] Any Contracting Party whose law, at the time it become the party to this Act, requires that designs that are the subject of the same application conform to a requirement of unity of design unity of production, or unity of use, or belong to the same set or composition of items, or that only one independent and distinct design may be claimed in a single application, may, in a declaration, notify the Director General accordingly. However, from such declaration shall affec the right of an applicant to include two or more industrial designs in an international application in accordanc with article 5 (4), even if the application of the Contracting Party designat that has made the declaration. (2) [effect of Declaration] Any such declaration shall enable the Office of the Contracting Party that has made it to refus the effects of the international registration article 12 pursuan to (1) pending compliance with the requirement notified by that Contracting Party. (3) [Further fees payable on Division of Registration] where, following a notification of refusal in accordanc with paragraph (2), an international registration is divided before the Office concerned in order to overcom a ground of refusal stated in the notification, that Office shall be entitled to charge a fee in respect of each additional international application that would have been not in order to avoid cessary that ground of refusal. Article 14 effects of the International Registration (1) [effect as Application Under applicable Law] the international registration shall, from the date of the international registration, have at least the same effect in each designated Contracting Party as a regularly-filed application for the grant of protection of the industrial design under the law of that Contracting Party. (2) [effect as grant of Protection Under applicable Law] (a) In each designated Contracting Party the Office of which has not communicated a refusal in accordanc with article 12, the international registration shall have the same effect as a grant of protection for the industrial design under the law of that Contracting Party at the latest from the date of expiration of the period allowed for it to communicate a refusal or , where a Contracting Party has made a declaration under the òàæó regulations, at the latest at the time specified in that declaration. (b) where the Office of a designated Contracting Party has communicated a refusal and has subsequently withdrawn, in part or in whole, that refusal, the international registration shall, to the exten that the refusal is to be withdrawn, have the same effect in that Contracting Party as a grant of protection for the industrial design under the law of the Contracting Party said at the latest from the date on which the refusal was withdrawn. (c) the effect given to the international registration under this paragraph shall apply to the industrial design or designs that are the subject of that registration as received from the International Bureau by the designated Office or, where applicable, as amended in the procedure before that Office. (3) [Declaration Concerning effect of Designation of applicant's Contracting Party] (a) Any Contracting Party whose Office is an Examining Office may, in a declaration, notify the Director General that, where it is the applicant's Contracting Party, the designation of that Contracting Party in an international registration shall have no effect. (b) where a Contracting Party having made the declaration referred to in subparagraph (a) is indicated in an international application both as the applicant's Contracting Party and as a designated Contracting Party, the International Bureau shall disregard the designation of the Contracting Party, you. Article 15 Invalidation (1) [requirement of Opportunity of Defense] Invalidation, by the competent authorities of a designated Contracting Party (a), of the effects, in part or in whole, in the territory of that Contracting Party, of the international registration may not be pronounced without the holder having, in good time, been afforded the opportunity of defending his rights. (2) [Notification of Invalidation] the Office of the Contracting Party in whose territory the effects of the international registration have been invalidated shall, where it is aware of the invalidation, notify it to the International Bureau. Article 16 Recording of changes and Other Matters Concerning International Registration (1) [Recording of changes and Other matters] the International Bureau shall, as prescribed, record in the International Register (i) any change in ownership of the international registration, in respect of any or all of the designated Contracting Parties and in respect of any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration , provided that the new owner is entitled to file an international application under article 3, (ii) any change in the name or address of the holder, (iii) the appointment of a representative of the applicant or holder and any other relevant fact concerning such representative, (iv) any renunciation, by the holder, of the international registration, in respect of any or all of the designated Contracting Parties (v) any limitations, by the holder, of the international registration, in respect of any or all of the designated Contracting Parties, to one or some of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration, (vi) any invalidation, by the competent authorities of a designated Contracting Party (a), of the effects, in the territory of that Contracting Party, of the international registration in respect of any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration, (VII) any other relevant fact, identified in the regulations, concerning the rights in any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration. (2) [effect of Recording in International Register] Any recording referred to in items (i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi) and (VII) of paragraph (1) shall have the same effect as if it had been made in the Register of the Office of each of the Contracting Parties concerned, except that (a) the Contracting Party may, in a declaration, notify the Director General that a recording referred to in item (i) of paragraph (1) shall not have that effect in that Contracting Party until the Office of that Contracting Party has received the statements or documents specified in that declaration. (3) [fees] Any recording made under paragraph (1) may be subject to the pay men of a fee. (4) [Publication] the International Bureau shall publish a notice concerning any recording made under paragraph (1). It shall send a copy of the publication of the notice to the Office of each of the Contracting Parties concerned. Article 17 Initial Term and Renewal of the International Registration and Duration of Protection (1) [Initial Term of the International Registration] the international registration shall be effected for an initial term of five years counted from the date of the international registration. (2) [Renewal of the International Registration] the international registration may be renewed stands out among for additional terms of five years, in accordanc with the prescribed procedure and subject to the payment of the prescribed fees. (3) [Duration of Protection in Designated Contracting Parties] (a) Provided that the international registration is renewed stands out among, and subject to subparagraph (b), the duration of protection shall, in each of the designated Contracting Parties, be 15 years counted from the date of the international registration. (b) where the law of a designated Contracting Party provides for a duration of protection of more than 15 years for an industrial design for which protection has been granted under that law, the duration of protection shall, provided that the international registration is renewed stands out among, be the same as that provided for by the law of that Contracting Party. (c) Each Contracting Party shall, in a declaration, notify the Director General of the maximum duration of protection provided for by its law. (4) [Possibility of a Limited Renewal] the renewal of the international registration may be effected for any or all of the designated Contracting Parties and for any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration. (5) [Recording and Publication of Renewal] the International Bureau shall record the renewal in the International Register and publish a notice to that effect. It shall send a copy of the publication of the notice to the Office of each of the Contracting Parties concerned. Article 18 Information Concerning Published International Registration (1) [access to Information] the International Bureau shall supply to any person applying therefore, upon the payment of the prescribed fee, extract from the International Register, or information concerning the contents of the International Register, in respect of any published international registration. (2) [Exemption from Legalization] Extract from the International Register supplied by the International Bureau shall be the main from any requirement of legalization in each Contracting Party.
Chapter II administrative PROVISION of article 19 Common Office of Several States (1) [Notification of Common Office] If several States intending to become party to this Act have effected, or if several States party to this Act agree to effect, the unification of their domestic legislation on industrial designs, they may notify the Director General, (i) that a common Office shall be substituted for the national Office of each of them , and (ii) that the whole of their territories by their respectiv which the unified legislation applies shall be deemed to be a single Contracting Party for the purpose of the application of articles 1, 3 to 18 and 31 of this Act. (2) [time at Which Notification Is to Be made] The notification referred to in paragraph (1) shall be made (i) in the case of States intending to become party to this Act, at the time of the deposit of the instruments referred to in article 27 (2); (ii) in the case of States party to this Act, at any time after the unification of their domestic legislation has been effected. (3) [date of Entry into effect of the Notification] the notification referred to in paragraph (1) and (2) shall take effect, (i) in the case of States intending to become party to this Act, at the time such States become bound by this Act; (ii) in the case of States party to this Act, three months after the date of the communication thereof by the Director General to the other Contracting Parties or at any later date indicated in the notification. Article 20 Membership of the Hague Union the Contracting Parties shall be members of the same Union as the States party to the 1934 Act or the 1960 Act. Article 21 Assembly (1) [Composition] (a) the Contracting Parties shall be members of the same Assembly as the States bound by article 2 of the Complementary Act of 1967. (b) Each member of the Assembly shall be represented in the Assembly by one delegate, who may be assisted by alternate members, advisors and experts, and each delegate may of only one Contracting Party represen. (c) members of the Union that are not members of the Assembly shall be admitted to the meetings of the Assembly as observer. (2) [tasks] (a) the Assembly shall, (i) deal with all matters concerning the maintenance and development of the Union and the implementation of this Act; (ii) exercise such rights and perform such tasks as are specifically conferred upon it or assigned to it under this Act or the Complementary Act of 1967; (iii) give directions to the Director General concerning the preparation for conferences of revision and decide the convocation of any such the Conference; (iv) amend the regulations; (v) review and approve the reports and activities of the Director General concerning the Union, and give the Director General all cessary instructions concerning matters not within the competence of the Union; (vi) determin the program and the biennial adop budget of the Union, and approve it in final accounts; (VII) to the financial regulations adop of the Union; (VIII) establish such committees and working groups as it is appropriate to achieve deemas the objective of the Union; (ix) subject to paragraph (1) (c), in which States, intergovernmental determin organizations and non-governmental organizations shall be admitted to its meetings as observer; (x) take any other appropriate action to further the objective of the Union and perform any other functions as with appropriate under this Act. (b) With respect to matters which are also of interest to other unions administered by the Organization, the Assembly shall make its decisions after having heard the advice of the Coordination Committee of the Organization. (3) (a) [of Quor] one-half of the members of the Assembly which are States and have the right to vote on a given matter shall constitut a Museum for the purpose of quor of the vote on that matter. (b) Notwithstanding the provision of subparagraph (a), if, in any session, the number of the members of the Assembly which are States, have the right to vote on a given matter and are represented is less than one-half but equal to or more than one-third of the members of the Assembly which are States and have the right to vote on that matter , the Assembly may make decisions but, with the exception of the decision concerning its own procedure of, all such decisions shall take effect only in if the conditions set forth hereinafter are fulfilled. The International Bureau shall communicate the said decisions to the members of the Assembly which are States, have the right to vote on the said matter and were not represented and shall invite them to express in writing their vote or abstention within a period of three months from the date of the communication. If, at the expiration of this period, the number of such members having expressed their vote or of the abstention of the number attain of the members which was lacking for attaining the quor Forum in the session itself, such decisions shall take effect provided by that at the same time the required majority still obtain. (4) [Taking Decisions in the Assembly] (a) the Assembly shall endeavor to take its decisions by consensus. (b) where a decision cannot be arrived at by consensus, the matter at issue shall be decided by voting. In such a case, (i) each Contracting Party that is a State shall have one vote and shall vote only in its own name, and (ii) any Contracting Party that is an intergovernmental organization may vote, in place of its Member States, with a number of votes equal to the number of its Member States which are party to this Act such intergovernmental organization shall, on and from participat in the vote if any one of its Member States exercises its right to vote, and vice versa. (c) On matters concerning only States that are bound by article 2 of the Complementary Act of 1967, Contracting Parties that are not bound by the said article shall not have the right to vote, whereas, on matters concerning only Contracting Parties, only the latter shall have the right to vote. (5) [Majorit] (a) subject to articles 24 (2) and 26 (2), the decisions of the Assembly shall require two-thirds of the votes cast. (b) the Abstention shall not be considered as votes. (6) [Sessions] (a) the Assembly shall meet once in every second calendar year in ordinary session upon convocation by the Director General and, in the absence of exceptional circumstanc, during the same period and at the same place as the General Assembly of the Organization. (b) the Assembly shall meet in extraordinary session upon convocation by the Director General, either at the request of one-fourth of the members of the Assembly or on the Director General's own initiative. (c) the agenda of each session shall be prepared by the Director General. (7) [rules of procedure] the Assembly shall adop a its own rules of procedure. Article 22 International Bureau (1) [administrative tasks] (a) International registration and related duties, as well as all other administrative tasks concerning the Union, shall be performed by the International Bureau. (b) In particular, the International Bureau shall prepare the meetings and provide the Secretariat of the Assembly and of such committees of experts and working groups as may be established by the Assembly. (2) [Director General] the Director General shall be the chief executive of the Union and shall be the Union represen. (3) [meetings Other than sessions of the Assembly] the Director General shall conven any Committee and working group established by the Assembly and all other meetings dealing with matters of concern to the Union. (4) [role of the International Bureau in the Assembly and Other meetings] (a) the Director General and persons designated by the Director General shall participat, without the right to vote, in all meetings of the Assembly, the committees and working groups established by the Assembly, and any other meetings convened by the Director General under the aegis of the Union. (b) the Director General or a staff member designated by the Director General shall be ex officio secretary of the Assembly, and of the committees, working groups and other meetings referred to in subparagraph (a). (5) [conferences] (a) the International Bureau shall, in accordanc with the directions of the Assembly, make the preparation for any revision conferences. (b) the International Bureau may consult with intergovernmental organizations and international and national non-governmental organizations concerning the said preparation. (c) the Director General and persons designated by the Director General shall take part, without the right to vote, in the discussions at revision conferences. (6) [Other tasks] the International Bureau shall carry out any other tasks assigned to it in relations to this Act. Article 23 finances (1) [budget] (a) the Union shall have a budget. (b) the budget of the Union shall include the income and expense into the proper to the Union and its contribution to the budget of the expense of the common to the unions administered by the Organization. (c) the Expense of attributabl not exclusively to the Union but also to one or more other unions administered by the Organization shall be considered to be the common expense to the Union. The share of the Union in such common expense shall be in the proportion to the interest the Union has in them. (2) [Coordination with the Budget of Other unions] the budget of the Union shall be established with due regard to the requirements of coordination with the budget of the other unions administered by the Organization. (3) [sources of Financing of the budget] the budget of the Union shall be financed from the following sources: (i) fees relating to international registration; (ii) charges due for other services rendered by the International Bureau in relations to the Union; (iii) sale of, or to, the royalt on publications of the International Bureau concerning the Union; (iv) gifts, bequest and subvention; (v) rents, interests and other miscellaneous income. (4) [Fixing of fees and charges; Level of the budget] (a) the non of the fees referred to in paragraph (3) (i) shall be fixed by the Assembly on the proposal of the Director General. Charges referred to in paragraph 3 shall be established by (ii) the Director General and shall be provisionally applied subject to approval by the Assembly at its next session. (b) the non of the fees referred to in paragraph (3) (i) shall be so fixed that the revenues of the Union from fees and other sources shall be at least sufficient to cover all the expense of the International Bureau concerning the Union. (c) If the budget is not adopted before the beginning of a new financial period, it shall be at the same level as the budget of the previous year, as provided in the financial regulations. (5) [Working Capital Fund] the Union shall have a working capital fund which shall be constituted by the excess receipts and, if such excess does not, by a suffic single payment made by each member of the Union. If the funds become insufficient, of the Assembly shall decide to increase it. The proportion and the terms of payment shall be fixed by the Assembly on the proposal of the Director General. (6) [Advance by host State] (a) In the headquarters agreement concluded with the State on the territory of which the Organization has its headquarters, it shall be provided that, whenever the working capital fund is insufficient, such State shall grant advance. The amount of those advance and the conditions on which they are granted shall be the subject of separate agreements, in each case, between such State and the Organization. (b) the State referred to in subparagraph (a) and the Organization shall each have the right to denounc the obligation to grant advance, by written notification. Denunciation shall take effect three years after the end of the year in which it has been notified. (7) [Auditing of accounts] the auditing of the accounts shall be effected by one or more of the States members of the Union or by external auditors, as provided in the financial regulations. They shall be designated, with their agreement, by the Assembly. Article 24 regulations (1) [Subject Matter] the regulations shall govern the details of the implementation of this Act. They shall, in particular, include provision for immigrants, (i) matters which this Act expressly provides are to be prescribed; (ii) further details concerning, or any details useful in the implementation of, the provision of this Act; (iii) any administrative requirements, matters or procedures. (2) [amendment of Certain Provision of the regulations] (a) the regulations may specify that certain provision of the regulations may be amended only by unanimity or only by a four-fifth majority of the. (b) In order for the requirement of unanimity or a four-fifth majority is no longer to apply in the future to the amendment of a provision of the regulations, unanimity shall be required. (c) In order for the requirement of unanimity or a four-fifth majority it will apply in the future to the amendment of a provision of the regulations, a four-fifth majority shall be required for. (3) [conflict Between this Act and the regulations] In the case of conflict between the provision of this Act and those of the regulations, the former shall prevails.
Chapter III REVISION AND amendment article 25 Revision of this Act (1) [Revision conferences] this Act may be revised by a Conference of the Contracting Parties. (2) [Revision or amendment of Certain articles] articles 21, 22, 23 and 26 may be amended either by a revision conference or by the Assembly according to the provision of article 26 article 26 amendment of Certain articles by the Assembly (1) [proposals for amendment] (a) proposals for the amendment by the Assembly of articles 21, 22, 23 and this article may be initiated by any Contracting Party or by the Director General. (b) Such proposals shall be communicated by the Director General to the Contracting Parties at least six months in advance of their considerations by the Assembly. (2) [Majorit] Adoption of any amendment to the articles referred to in paragraph (1) shall require a three-fourth majority, except for the adoption of any amendment to a article 21 or to the present paragraph shall require four-fifth majority of the a. (3) [Entry into force] (a) Except where subparagraph (b) applies, any amendment to the articles referred to in paragraph (1) shall enter into force one month after written notifications of acceptance, effected in accordanc with their respectiv of constitutional processes, have been received by the Director General from three-fourth of those Contracting Parties which, at the time the amendment was adopted, were members of the Assembly and had the right to vote on that amendment. (b) Any amendment to article 21 (3) or (4) or to this subparagraph shall not enter into force if, within six months of its adoption by the Assembly, any Contracting Party to the Director General the notifu that it does not accept such amendment. (c) Any amendment which enter into force in accordanc with the provision of this paragraph shall bind all the States and intergovernmental organizations which are Contracting Parties at the time the amendment to enter into force, or which become Contracting Parties at a subsequent date.
Chapter IV FINAL PROVISION article 27 Becoming Party to this Act (1) [Eligibility] subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) and article 28, (i) any State member of the Organization may sign and become party to this Act; (ii) any intergovernmental organization which maintains an Office in which protection of industrial designs may be obtained with effect in the territory in which the constituting treaty of the intergovernmental organization applies may sign and become party to this Act, provided that at least one of the member States of the intergovernmental organization is a member of the Organization and provided that such Office is not the subject of a notification under article 19 (2) [Ratification or Accession] Any State or intergovernmental organization referred to in paragraph (1) may deposit (i) an instrument of ratification if it has signed this Act, or (ii) an instrument of accession if it has not signed this Act. (3) [effective date of deposit] (a) subject to subparagraph (b) to (d), the effective date of the deposit of an instrument of ratification or accession shall be the date on which that instrument is deposited. (b) the effective date of the deposit of the instrument of ratification or accession of any State in respect of which protection of industrial designs may be obtained only through the Office maintained by an intergovernmental organization of which that State is a member shall be the date on which the instrument of that intergovernmental organization is deposited if that date is later than the date on which the instrument of the said State has been deposited. (c) the effective date of the deposit of any instrument of ratification or accession containing or accompanied by the notification referred to in article 19 shall be the date on which the last of the instruments of the States members of the group of States having made the said notification is deposited the. (d) Any instrument of ratification or accession of a State may contain or be accompanied by a declaration making it a condition to its being considered as deposited that the instrument of one other State or one intergovernmental organization, or the instruments of two other States, or the instruments of one other State and one intergovernmental organization, specified by name and eligible to become party to this Act , is or are also deposited. The instrument containing or accompanied by such a declaration shall be considered to have been deposited on the day on which the condition indicated in the declaration is fulfilled. However, when an instrument specified in the declaration itself contains, or is itself accompanied by, a declaration of the said kind, that instrument shall be considered as deposited on the day on which the condition specified in the latter declaration is fulfilled the. (e) Any declaration made under paragraph (d) may be withdrawn, in its entirety or in part, at any time. Any such withdrawals shall become effective on the date on which the notification of withdrawals is received by the Director General. Article 28 effective date of Ratification and Accession (1) [Instruments to Be Taken into Considerations] For the purpose of this article, only instruments of ratification or accession that are deposited by States or intergovernmental organizations referred to in article 27 (1) and that have an effective date according to article 27 (3) shall be taken into considerations. (2) [Entry into force of this Act] this Act shall enter into force three months after six States have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession, provided that, according to the most recent annual statistics collected by the International Bureau, at least three of those States fulfill at least one of the following conditions: (i) at least 3.000 applications for the protection of industrial designs have been filed in or for the State concerned , or (ii) at least 1.000 applications for the protection of industrial designs have been filed in or for the State concerned by residents of States other than that State. (3) [Entry into force of Ratification and Accession] (a) Any State or intergovernmental organization that has deposited its instrument of ratification or accession three months or more before the date of entry into force of this Act shall become bound by this Act on the date of entry into force of this Act. (b) Any other State or intergovernmental organization shall become bound by this Act three months after the date on which it has deposited its instrument of ratification or accession or at any later date indicated in that instrument. Article 29 Prohibition of reservations From reservations to this Act are permitted. Article 30 declarations made by Contracting Parties (1) [time at Which declarations May Be made] Any declaration under articles 4 (1) (b), 5 (2) (a), 7 (2), 11 (1), 13 (1), 14 (3), 16 (2) or 17 (3) (c) may be made (i) at the time of the deposit of an instrument referred to in article 27 (2), in which case it shall become effective on the date on which the State or intergovernmental organization having made the declaration become bound by of this Act, or (ii) after the deposit of an instrument referred to in article 27 (2), in which case it shall become effective three months after the date of its receipt by the Director General or at any later date indicated in the declaration but shall apply only in respect of any international registration whose date of international registration is the same as, or is later than, the effective date of the declaration. (2) [declarations by States Having a Common Office] Notwithstanding paragraph (1), any declaration referred to in that paragraph that has been made by a State which has, with another State or other States, notified the Director General under article 19 (1) of the substitution of a common Office for their national offices shall become effective only if that other State or those other States makes or make a declaration or declarations òàæó òàæó. (3) [Withdrawals of declarations] Any declaration referred to in paragraph (1) may be withdrawn at any time by notification addressed to the Director General. Such withdrawals shall take effect three months after the date on which the Director General has received the notification or at any later date indicated in the notification. In the case of a declaration made under article 7 (2), the withdrawals shall not be affec international applications filed prior to the coming into effect of the said withdrawals. Article 31 Applicability of the 1934 and 1960 acts (1) [Relations Between States Party to Both this Act and the 1934 or 1960 acts] this act alone shall be applicable as regards the mutual relations of States party to both this Act and the 1934 Act or the 1960 Act. However, such States shall, in their mutual relations, apply the 1934 Act or the 1960 Act, as the case may be, to industrial designs deposited at the International Bureau prior to the date on which this Act become applicable as regards of their mutual relations. (2) [Relations Between States Party to Both this Act and the 1934 or 1960 acts and States Party to the 1934 or 1960 acts without Being Party to this Act] (a) Any State that is party to both this Act and the 1934 Act shall continue to apply the 1934 Act in its relations with States that are party to the 1934 Act without being party to the 1960 Act or this Act. (b) Any State that is party to both this Act and the 1960 Act shall continue to apply the 1960 Act in its relations with States that are party to the 1960 Act without being party to this Act. Article 32 Denunciation of this Act (1) [Notification] Any Contracting Party may denounc this Act by notification addressed to the Director General. (2) [effective date] Denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the Director General has received the notification or at any later date indicated in the notification. It shall not be affec the application of this Act to any international application pending or any international registration in force and in respect of the denouncing Contracting Party at the time of the coming into effect of the denunciation. Article 33 languages of this Act; Signature (1) [Original texts; Official texts] (a) this Act shall be signed in a single original in the English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish languages, all texts being equally authentic. (b) Official texts shall be established by the Director General, after consultation with the interested Governments, in such other languages as the Assembly may designat. (2) [time limit for signature] this Act shall remain open for signature at the headquarters of the Organization for one year after its adoption. Article 34 Depositary the Director General shall be the depositary of this Act.

6 November 1925 the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs the 1999 Geneva Act of July 2, the contents introductory provisions article 1 article 2 abbreviations in Other forms of protection in accordance with the application of the law and specific dalībpuš international agreements chapter I. International application and international registration article 3 the right to submit an international application article 4 the international filing procedure article 5 contents of the international application article 6 priority article 7 fees for instruction article 8 correction of non-compliance with article 9 date of the international application article 10 international registration, date of the international registration, publication and confidential copies of the international registration article 11 deferment of publication article 12 refusal Article 13 Special requirements concerning unity of design article 14 the effects of an international registration in article 15 recognition of void 16. Article entries on the amendments and other entries concerning an international registration article 17 initial term of the international registration, the renewal and the term of protection article 18 information concerning published international registrations Division II. Administrative provisions article 19 more States joint authority article 20 participation Hague Union Assembly article 21 article 22 article 23 International Bureau finances article 24 of chapter III of the rules. REVIEW and amendment of article 25 of This Law Review article 26 amendment of certain articles by the Assembly in section IV. Final provisions article 27 Becoming members of this Act article 28 accession, ratification and entry into force article 29 prohibition of Reservations article 30 article 31 of the Declaration of the Dalībpuš of the 1934 and 1960 acts, the application of article 32 denunciation of this Act article 33 languages of this Act; signature article 34 depositary introductory provisions article 1 the abbreviation in this Act: (i) "the Hague Agreement" means the Hague Agreement for the international deposit of industrial designs, hereinafter called: the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs; (ii) "this Act" means the Hague Agreement as established by this Act; (iii) "regulations" means regulations made under this Act; (iv) "prescribed" means, as laid down in the rules of procedure; (v) "Paris Convention" means the Paris Convention for the protection of industrial property, signed on 20 March 1883 in Paris, having regard to the conclusions of its review and amendment; (vi) "international registration" means the international registration of industrial designs, which are carried out in accordance with this Act; (VII) "international application" means an application for international registration; (VIII) "international register" means the International Bureau of the international registration in the sorted data set as official data recording required or permitted by this Act or the rules of procedure, regardless of the environment in which such data are stored; (ix) "person" means a natural or legal person; (x) "applicant" means the person in whose name the international application; (xi) "holder" means the person in whose name the international register entry for international registration; (XII) "intergovernmental organization" means an intergovernmental organisation, which are entitled to become party to this Act in accordance with article 27 subparagraph (ii) below; (XIII) "dalībpus" means any State or intergovernmental organization that is party to this Act; (xiv) "applicant's dalībpus" means dalībpus or one of the dalībpus from which the applicant derives the right to submit an international application due to the fact that dalībpus in this respect the applicant meets at least one of the conditions referred to in article 3; If there are two or more dalībpus, from which, in accordance with article 3 of the applicant derives the right to submit an international application, "applicant's dalībpus" is it of them, that the applicant is referred to as dalībpus in the international application; (xv) "dalībpus area" means: If dalībpus is country-territory; If dalībpus is an intergovernmental organisation, the territory in which the Treaty is applicable, that are established by this intergovernmental organisation; (XVI) "authority" means the authority that is entrusted to the dalībpus protection designs in the territory of the dalībpus; (XVII) "authority, which shall carry out inspection" is ex officio the authority which carried out the inspection at the design protection applications, at least so far, in order to determine whether the designs satisfy the novelty criterion; (XVIII) "instruction" means a request that an international registration have effect in dalībpus; It also means the international register of records of such requests; (xix) "designated dalībpus" and "authority" means the specified dalībpus and dalībpus, respectively, shall, subject to the guidelines; (xx) "1934 Act" means the Act of the Hague Agreement, signed on June 2, 1934 in London; (XXI) "1960 Act" means the Act of the Hague Agreement signed on 28 November 1960 in the Hague; (XXII) "1961 additional Act" means the Act of 1961 signed on 18 November and the Principality of Monaco shall complement the 1934 Act; (XXIII) "Complementary Act of 1967" means the Complementary Act of the Hague Agreement, signed on July 14, 1967 in Stockholm, taking into account the amendments made; (xxiv) "Union" means the Hague Union established by the 1925 Hague Agreement of November 6, and maintain in force the 1934 law, 1960, 1961 additional Act, the Complementary Act of 1967 and this Act; (xxv) "Assembly" means the Assembly referred to in article 21, subparagraph 1 (a), or any structure that will replace the Assembly; (xxv) "organization" means the world intellectual property organization; (XXVII) "Director General" means the Director-General of the organisation; (XXVIII) "International Bureau" means the International Bureau of the Organization; (xxix) "instrument of ratification" shall be construed as acceptance or approval. Article 2 applicability of other protection type according to the dalībpuš rules and certain international agreements (1) [Dalībpuš law and certain international treaties] the provisions of this Act do not affect the application of any greater protection which may be granted in accordance with the laws of dalībpus and in no way affect the protection of works of art and works of applied art granted international copyright treaties and conventions, or the protection of industrial designs have been granted pursuant to the Treaty on intellectual property aspects related to trade annexed to the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization. (2) [obligation to comply with the Paris Convention] each dalībpus follows provisions of the Paris Convention, relating to the designs.
Chapter I international application and international registration article 3 the right to submit an international application any person that is a national or who has the nationality of a State — or dalībpus — the Member State in which the intergovernmental organization is dalībpus, or the person who has a permanent or usual residence (location) or a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment on the territory of the dalībpus, is entitled to submit an international application. Article 4 the international filing procedure (1) [direct or indirect filing] (a) the international application after the applicant's choices can be filed either directly with the International Bureau or via the authorities of the applicant's dalībpus. (b) by way of derogation from the provisions of paragraph (a), any dalībpus can officially announce in the Declaration to the Director General that international applications may not be filed with the dalībpus authorities. (2) [transfer fee in case of indirect filing] the Office of any of the dalībpus may require that the applicant pay a transfer fee to that authority for each international application filed through it. Article 5 contents of the international application (1) [mandatory contents of the international application] the international application shall be in the prescribed language or one of the prescribed languages and shall contain or be accompanied by: (i) a request for international registration under this Act; (ii) particulars of the applicant; (iii) the prescribed number of copies of the design, the international application object: a picture or, after the applicant's choice, several different images, drawn up in the prescribed manner; However, if the design has a flat (two-dimensional) and is expressed in the request for deferment of publication in accordance with part 5 of the international application in place of the image, you can add a specific number of samples of the product relating to the design; (iv) a certain way — the product name or product names in which the design is implemented in or in respect of which the design is intended to be used; (v) the specified dalībpuš name; (vi) the prescribed fees; (VII) any other prescribed information. (2) [international application additional mandatory contents] (a) any dalībpus whose body is the body that carries out inspections, and which, at the time when it becomes dalībpus, requires that an application for the grant of a design, the application date for the purposes of determining under this Act, include any of the elements specified in paragraph (b), of the Declaration to the Director-General can officially announce the following elements. (b) elements for which you can officially announce in accordance with point (a) are the following: (i) the particulars of the person who created the design — that application object; (ii) the application of the design-object-image (image) or specific features of the design brief description; (iii) claims. (c) If the application includes the dalībpus guidelines, which made a declaration in accordance with paragraph (a), then a certain way should also include any element for which the statement announced. (3) [other possible contents of the international application] the international application may contain or add any other elements specified in the rules of procedure. (4) [several industrial designs in the same international application] taking into consideration the provisions as may be prescribed, an international application may include two or more industrial designs. (5) [request for deferment of publication] the international application may contain a request to defer publication. Article 6 priority (1) [claiming of priority] (a) the international application may contain a declaration, pursuant to article 4 of the Paris Convention, the priority of one or more earlier applications filed in any of the Convention or the world trade organisation in a Member State or in respect of such a Member State. (b) the rules of procedure may provide that (a) the communication referred to in paragraph may be filed after the submission of the international application. In this case, the rules of procedure are set out also the latest to which such notification shall be submitted. (2) [international application, the priority] the international application, from the application date and regardless of the outcome of the future, is the equivalent of a properly designed and submitted to the application of article 4 of the Paris Convention. Article 7 fees for instruction (1) [prescribed fees for instruction] fixed charges include, also taking into account the part 2, the fee for each of the specified dalībpus. (2) [Individual fee for instruction] any dalībpus whose authority is the authority that performs the inspection, and any dalībpus, which is an intergovernmental organisation may formally announce the Declaration to the Director General that, in connection with each international application in which it is designated, and in connection with each international registration resulting from such an application, renewal fees for specific instructions — referred to in part 1, to be replaced by an individual charge for instruction that amount will be reported in the Declaration and can be amended by subsequent declarations. Such dalībpus may specify that the fee for the initial term of protection and for each term of renewal or for the maximum period of protection in dalībpus permits in question. However, it cannot exceed the amount which the Office of that dalībpus would be entitled to from the applicant for the grant of protection for an equivalent period to the same number of industrial designs, and of this amount deductible savings resulting from the international procedure. (3) [fees for transfer instructions] 1 and 2 of this article, part of that fee, on the instructions of the International Bureau is transferred to the dalībpus, for which they are paid. Article 8 correction of non-compliance (1) [international application expertise] If the International Bureau finds that the international application at the time of filing the International Bureau does not comply with this Act or the Regulations, it shall invite the applicant within a time-limit to make the necessary corrections. (2) [irregularities Not corrected] (a) if the applicant does not comply with the stipulated period the invitation to make the corrections, the international application, also taking into account point (b), be declared abandoned (such that records are terminated). (b) where non-compliance concerns article 5, part 2, or to a special requirement that dalībpus in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Director-General officially announced and the applicant does not comply with the stipulated period the invitation to make the corrections, considers that the international application does not contain the guidelines of the relevant dalībpus. Article 9 date of the international application (1) [international application filed directly] where the international application is filed directly with the International Bureau, the filing date, also taking into account the provisions of part 3 is the date on which the International Bureau received the international application. (2) [international application filed directly] where the international application is filed through the dalībpus authority of the applicant, the filing date shall be granted in a certain order. (3) [international application containing certain discrepancies] if the international application on the date when it received the International Office, the content which has been identified as non-compliance with, which caused the postponement of the filing date, the application date is the date on which the International Bureau receives the correction of such non-compliance. Article 10 international registration, date of the international registration, publication and confidential copies of the international registration (1) [international registration] the International Bureau shall register each design that is the subject of the international application as soon as it receives the international application or, if the applicant is invited to make the corrections in accordance with article 8, the requested corrections as soon as received. Registration shall be carried out, whether or not publication is deferred under article 11 or not. (2) [date of the international registration] (a) in so far as not otherwise provided in paragraph (b), the date of the international registration is the date of the international application. (b) if the international application on the date when it received the International Bureau, contains non-compliance relating to part 2 of article 5, the date of the international registration is the date on which the International Bureau receives the correction of such non-compliance, or the date of the international application, whichever is later. (3) [publication] (a) the International Bureau shall publish the international registration. Such publication shall be deemed sufficient in all dalībpus, and no other publicity may be required of the owner was. (b) the International Bureau shall send the publication of the international registration one copy to each of the designated authority. (4) [confidentiality before publication] taking also part 5 and article 11 4 of part (b) the provisions of paragraph 1, the International Bureau shall ensure confidentiality in respect of each international application and each international registration until publication. (5) [confidential copies] (a) as soon as the registration is made, the International Bureau sends a copy of the international registration of the same, together with any attached to the international application, and the related statement, document or specimen, each institution that has officially notified the International Bureau that it wishes to receive such copies, and which is indicated in the international application. (b) until such time as the International Bureau shall publish international registration authority shall ensure the confidentiality of each international registration of which a copy of it sent to the International Bureau and may use the said copy only for the purpose of examining the international registration or the design protection applications submitted for dalībpus or dalībpus, which is the competence of the authority. It especially not to disclose any such content of the international registration to any person outside the institution other than the holder of the international registration, unless the administrative or judicial procedure is considered a dispute concerning entitlement to file an international application for which the international registration concerned is based. Such administrative or judicial proceedings in the case of the contents of the international registration allowed to disclose, subject to confidentiality, only actors who are bound by the obligation to respect the confidential nature of the disclosure. Article 11 deferment of publication (1) [provisions of law Dalībpuš regarding suspension of publication] (a) where the law requires a dalībpus design publications suspensions that are shorter than the specified period, a declaration of this dalībpus shall officially notify the Director General of the allowable period of deferment. (b) in the case of dalībpus the law provides for the postponement of the publication of the design, the dalībpus statement about it officially notified to the Director General. (2) [deferment of publication] where the international application contains a request to postpone publication, publication takes place: (i) if the international application is not one of the dalībpus is specified in a declaration made in accordance with part 1, the end of the period; (ii) in the case of any international application are specified in the dalībpus have made a declaration in accordance with paragraph (a), on the expiry of such period stated in the Declaration, or, if there is more than one such designated dalībpus, end shorter-the declarations notified period. (3) [request for deferred Publication, if, under the law applicable to the suspension is not permitted] where deferment of publication has been requested and any of the dalībpus listed in the international application in accordance with the Declaration to part 1 (b) of paragraph 1 has announced that the postponement of the publication in accordance with the law is not permitted: (i) (ii) respecting the point, the International Bureau shall inform the applicant accordingly; If the applicant for a period specified by written notification to the International Bureau does not reference these instructions dalībpus, the International Bureau shall disregard the request to postpone the publication; (ii) if the international application instead of a picture of the design have been added to the product sample that refers to this design, the International Bureau does not take into account the guidelines of the said dalībpus and inform the applicant accordingly. (4) [request for earlier publication or for special access to the international registration] (a) in accordance with part 2 of the applicable deferment period at any time, the owner may request publication of any or all of the industrial designs that are the subject of the international registration; in such a case the period of deferment in respect of such industrial design or designs be considered expired following the date of receipt of the request to the International Bureau. (b) in accordance with part 2 of the applicable deferment period at any time, the owner also may ask the International Bureau to issue his statement that third party materials or to provide access to materials relating to any or all of the designs, which are the object of the international registration. (5) [Renunciation and limitation] (a) where, in accordance with part 2 of the applicable period of deferment in any moment the owner renounces the international registration (in the renons) for all the dalībpus, design or designs that are the subject of the international registration is published. (b) If, in accordance with part 2 of the applicable period of deferment in any moment the owner limit the international registration in respect of all the dalībpus, leaving it one or more of the design which is the subject of the international registration, the other industrial design which is the subject of the international registration is published. (6) [publication and image submission] (a) any end in accordance with the provisions of this article applicable period of deferment, the International Bureau shall, provided that the prescribed fee has been paid, the international registration shall be published. If such fees are not paid as prescribed, the international registration is cancelled and publication shall not take place. (b) if the international application in accordance with article 5 (1) (iii) the point is attached to one or more samples of the product, the owner of a given period shall be submitted to the International Bureau a number of copies of a specific image from each design, which is the object of the application. As far as the owner of this request is not complied with, the international registration is cancelled, and publication shall not take place. Article 12 refusal (1) [right to refuse] in the dalībpus of Any authority, if the law of this dalībpus have not been complied with the conditions for grant of protection in respect of any or all of the designs that are the subject of the international registration may be refused, in whole or in part, that the effects of an international registration in the territory of the said dalībpus, provided that the authority may refuse, in whole or in part, any of the effects of an international registration in the reason that, in accordance with the laws of the dalībpus are not satisfied with the international application form or content-related requirements that are provided for in this Act or in the rules of procedure, or where they are in relation to additional requirements or different requirements. (2) [notification of refusal] (a) the period specified in the notice of refusal the institution (in trackback) shall notify the International Bureau of the international legal effects of registration denial. (b) in any notice of withdrawal (notification) defines all the grounds on which the refusal is based. (3) [notification of refusal of transfer; defence means] (a) the International Bureau shall promptly transmit to the notification of refusal to the holder (notifications) one copy. (b) the holder may use the same Defense funds, on which he would be entitled if any design which is the subject of the international registration would be the object of the application for the grant of protection under the law applicable to the authority, which announced a denial. Such means shall include at least the defensive capability of the decision on refusal to be reopened, or do a review or appeal of the denial. (4) [withdrawal of Refusal] any refusal may be withdrawn at any time, in whole or in part, the authority that has notified the refusal. Article 13 Special requirements concerning unity of design (1) [notification of special requirements] any dalībpus of the law when it becomes party to this Act, requires that designs that are part of the same application object match the conceptual unity of design, unity of production or unity of use, or belong to one of the requirements for the same product kit or set, or to one of the application object only one independent and distinct design may the Declaration about it officially notify the Director-General. However, no such declaration is without prejudice to the rights of the applicant in the international application include two or more industrial designs in accordance with article 5, part 4, even if an application has the dalībpus guidelines, which made such a declaration. (2) [effect of Declaration] any such declaration shall grant the right to the dalībpus authority that has made it to refuse the effects of an international registration in accordance with article 12 of part 1, before being executed, of which dalībpus is announced. (3) [further fees payable on Division of registration] where, in the context of part 2 reject notification (notification) the respective institution is submitted the request to divide the international registration to remedy the refusal notification, that authority shall be entitled to charge for each additional international application that would be necessary to correct the reason for the refusal. Article 14 international legal consequences of registration (1) [legal consequences analogous application under applicable law] the international registration date of the international registration in each designated dalībpus has at least the same effect, which is properly designed and submitted for application for the grant of a design in accordance with the laws of dalībpus. (2) [effect of analog protection under applicable law] (a) in each designated dalībpus, in which the authority is notified of the refusal in accordance with article 12, the international registration shall have the same legal effect as a grant of protection for industrial designs is in accordance with the law of the dalībpus, the latest from the date of expiry of the period in which it allowed to announce, or if the dalībpus made the Declaration in accordance with the rules of procedure at the latest at a time specified in that Declaration. (b) If the designated authority dalībpus has announced and then this refusal has withdrawn, in part or in full, of the international registration, insofar as the refusal is withdrawn, this dalībpus is the same legal effect as a grant of protection for industrial designs is in accordance with the law of the dalībpus, the latest from the date on which the refusal is withdrawn. (c) the effects of the international registration in accordance with this part, apply to the design or designs that are the subject of this registration in the form in which it is received at the specified authority from the International Bureau or, where appropriate, with the amendments made to these authorities. (3) [Declaration concerning the dalībpus of the applicant, under the direction of legal consequences] (a) any dalībpus whose body is the body that carries out inspection, can the Declaration officially notify the Director General that, where it is the applicant's dalībpus for this dalībpus, under the direction of the international registration has no legal implications. (b) If dalībpus, presented by (a) the Declaration referred to in paragraph 1, are listed in the international application as the applicant as specified in dalībpus, and dalībpus, the International Bureau does not take into account the guidelines the dalībpus. Article 15 recognition of invalidity (1) [requirement to provide defensive option] of a specified dalībpus the competent institution may not recognize the international registration void, in whole or in part, in due time without giving the owner an opportunity to assert their rights. (2) [void of recognition of notification] If the dalībpus authority in the territory of which the international registration is found to be invalid, is informed, it shall officially notify the International Bureau of international registration Declaration of invalidity. Article 16 amendments and entries for other entries concerning an international registration (1) [Recording of amendments and other records] the International Bureau shall include in the international register: (i) any change in ownership of the international registration in respect of any or all of the dalībpus and for any designs or any design which is the subject of the international registration, provided that the new owner according to the article 3 is entitled to submit an international application; (ii) any amendment of the owner of the name or address; (iii) the applicant or the appointment of a representative of the holder or any other with such representative related facts; (iv) any renunciation of the owner of the international registration (renonsēšan), in relation to any or all of the dalībpus; (v) any owner of the international registration made limitation in respect of any or all of the dalībpus, leaving it one or more of the design which is the object of the international registration; (vi) any invalidation of the international registration on the territory of the dalībpus, the dalībpus declared by the competent institution in respect of any designs or any design which is the object of the international registration; (VII) any other particulars specified in the rules, which are linked to the right to any designs or any design that is the object of the international registration. (2) [entry in the international register the legal consequences] Any record referred to in part 1 (i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi) and (VII) in paragraph 1, have the same effect as if it had been done for each respective dalībpus institutions register, with the exception that the dalībpus can the Declaration officially notify the Director General that part 1 (i) above record does not preclude the legal consequences in this dalībpus, before the dalībpus's authority has received notices or documents that you can specify in the Declaration. (3) [fees] any recording under part 1 may be taken. (4) [publication] the International Bureau shall publish a notice concerning any recording made under part 1. Communication of publications it sends one copy to each of the dalībpus concerned authority. Article 17 initial term of the international registration, the term of protection and renewal (1) [initial term of the international registration] the international registration shall be effective for five years ' original maturity, counting from the date of the international registration. (2) [renewal of international registration] the international registration may be renewed for a term of five years in accordance with the established procedure, if certain fees are paid. (3) [period of protection specified in dalībpus] (a) provided that the international registration is renewed, and taking into account the provisions of paragraph (b), the term of protection in each of the dalībpus must be 15 years, counting from the date of the international registration. (b) where the law of a specified dalībpus the design for which protection has been granted in accordance with this law, the term of protection, allows for longer than 15 years, the term of protection must be the same one the dalībpus of the law. (c) a statement of each dalībpus officially announces the Director-General of its maximum protection allowed by law. (4) [possibility of a limited renewal] the renewal of the international registration may be effected for any or all of the dalībpus and for any designs or any design which is the object of the international registration. (5) [recording and publication of renewal] the International Bureau records the renewal in the international register and include publish an appropriate notice. Communication of publications it sends one copy to each of the dalībpus concerned authority. Article 18 information concerning published international registrations (1) [access to information] the International Bureau to any person so requesting, issuing extracts from the international register, or information concerning the contents of the international register in respect of any published international registration, if the set is paid. (2) [exemption from legalization] extracts issued by the International Bureau of any dalībpus in the international register is exempted from any requirement to legalize them.
Chapter II administrative provisions article 19 more States joint authority (1) [notification of common Office] If several States who have the intention to become party to this Act, is implemented or more States which are party to this Act agree to implement their own national unification of the rules of law relating to designs, they may notify the Director-General officially: (i) that a common authority replaced the national authority for each of them, and (ii) that the whole of the territory in which unified rules, article 1 of this Act, article 3 to 18 and 31 for the application of the provisions of article counts as a single dalībpus. (2) [time at which notification is to be] the notice referred to in part 1, provided: (i) if the country intends to become party to this Act, article 27 referred to in part 2 of the deposit; (ii) if the States are party to this Act, at any time after it has been implemented the unification of national legislation. (3) [Days when the notice comes into effect] in part 1 and 2 of the Declaration into effect: (i) if the country intends to become party to this Act, at the time when this Act becomes the following countries binding; (ii) if the States are party to this Act, three months from the date of the communication thereof by the Director-General to the other dalībpus, or any later day specified in the notice. Article 20 of the Hague Union Participation of Dalībpus are members of the same Union that includes countries which are the 1934 Act and the 1960 Act. Article 21 Assembly (1) [composition] (a) the Dalībpus are members of the same Assembly that includes countries, linked by the Complementary Act of 1967, article 2. (b) Each member of the Assembly in the Assembly by one delegate, who may be assisted by alternate delegates, advisors and experts, and each delegate may represent only one dalībpus. (c) members of the Union which are not members of the Assembly, the meetings of the assemblies as observers of the tolerances. (2) [features] (a) the Assembly shall: (i) keep all matters relating to the maintenance and development of the Union, as well as on the implementation of this Act; (ii) exercise such rights and perform such tasks as are specifically assigned or assigned under this Act or the Complementary Act of 1967; (iii) give directions to the Director General for the preparation of the Review Conference, and shall decide on the convocation of any such Conference; (iv) amend the regulations; (v) review and approve the reports and activities of the Director General concerning the Union, and give the Director General all necessary instructions concerning matters within the competence of the Union; (vi) formulate a programme of the EU and adopt its budget every two years, as well as confirm the final financial reports; (VII) adopt the financial regulations of the Union; (VIII) establish such committees and working groups as it deems necessary for the attainment of the objectives of the Union; (ix) taking into account also of part 1, point (c) shall determine which States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations at its meetings the tolerances as observers; (x) take any other necessary action to facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the Union and perform such other functions arising from this Act. (b) On matters of common interest to other unions administered by the Organization, the Assembly shall decide, having heard the opinion of the Coordination Committee of the organization. (3) [quorum] (a) half of the members of the Assembly which are States and have voting rights in the particular matter, form a quorum for the vote on this issue. (b) Notwithstanding (a) above, if, in any session, the number of members of the Assembly, which is countries, which is to vote on the matter which are represented is less than half, but one-third, or more than one-third of the number of members of the Assembly which are States and have voting rights in this matter, the Assembly may make decisions but, with the exception of decisions concerning its own procedure, all such Assembly decisions shall take effect only if the following conditions are complied with. The International Bureau shall notify such decisions to the members of the Assembly which are States that have voting rights on the subject, and which were not represented and shall invite them to three months from the date of notification in writing to vote or abstain. If after the expiry of such number of members, thus expressed their vote or abstention attains the number of the members missing from the session, the quorum for such decisions shall take effect provided that at the same time maintaining the necessary majority. (4) [taking decisions in the Assembly] (a) the Assembly shall endeavour to adopt consensus decisions. (b) if the consensus decision to adopt, the question cannot be decided by voting. In such a case: (i) each dalībpus that is a State shall have one vote, and vote for this dalībpus only in its own name; (ii) each dalībpus, which is an intergovernmental organisation may vote on behalf of its Member States, with a number of votes equal to the number of its Member States, which is the dalībpus of this Act; In addition, no such intergovernmental organization shall not participate in the vote if any one of the Member States exercise their right to vote, and vice versa. (c) on matters concerning only States that are bound by the Complementary Act of 1967, article 2, dalībpus, which the article does not link, are not eligible to vote, whereas, on matters concerning only dalībpus, only they are eligible to vote. (5) [required majority] (a) in so far as not otherwise provided for in article 24, part 2, and article 26 in part 2, the Assembly for the adoption of the necessary two-thirds of the votes cast. (b) the abstention is not considered a vote. (6) [sessions] (a) the Assembly, convened by the Director-General, shall meet in ordinary session once in every second calendar year in addition, unless exceptional circumstances, at the same time and place, which meet at the General Assembly. (b) the Director-General convened Assembly, meet in extraordinary session, either after one quarter of the members of the Assembly, or by the initiative of the Director-General. (c) the agenda of each session shall be prepared by the Director-General. (7) [rules of procedure] the Assembly shall adopt its own rules of procedure. Article 22 International Bureau (1) [administrative tasks] (a) international registration and related duties, as well as all other administrative tasks concerning the Union, carried out by the International Bureau. (b) the International Bureau shall prepare the meetings and provide the Secretariat of the Assembly and of such committees of experts and working groups, which initiate Assembly. (2) [Director General] the Director General shall be the Chief Executive of the Union and shall represent the Union. (3) [meetings other than sessions of the Assembly] the Director General shall convene any Committee or working group established by the Assembly and all other meetings on issues related to the Union. (4) [International Bureau in the Assembly and function of other meetings] (a) the Director General and persons designated by the Director-General, without voting rights, participates in all meetings of the Assembly, the Committee established in each Assembly and working party meetings and any other meetings convened by the Director-General of the Union. (b) the Director General or Director-General, the representative Assembly, and the Committee is, and other working groups referred to in paragraph (a) the Secretary ex officio of the meetings. (5) [conferences] (a) the International Bureau shall, in accordance with the Assembly instructions make preparations for any revision conferences. (b) the International Bureau may consult with intergovernmental organizations and international and national non-governmental organizations on the above-mentioned preparations. (c) the Director-General and Director-General of the specified persons shall participate in the review conference discussions without the right to vote. (6) [other tasks] the International Bureau shall carry out any other tasks entrusted to it under this Act. Article 23 finances (1) [budget] (a) the Union shall have its own budget. (b) the budget of the Union shall include the income and expenses that relate directly to the Union, and the Union's contributions to the budget of expenses common to the unions administered by the organization. (c) expenses that are not related to one of the Union but also to one or more other unions administered by the Organization shall be considered common EU expenditure. Part of the Union in such common expenses shall be proportionate to the interest of the Union in these editions. (2) [coordination with budgets of other unions] the budget of the Union shall be established with due regard to the need to coordinate with other organizations manage the Union budget. (3) [sources of financing of the budget] the budget of the Union shall be financed from the following sources: (i) fees relating to international registrations; (ii) payments for other international services provided by the Office in relation to the Union; (iii) revenue from the sale of publications of the International Bureau concerning the Union, or procentatskaitījum in connection with them; (iv) gifts, bequests, subsidies; (v) rents, procentmaksājum, and other miscellaneous income. (4) [fees and duties; the level of the budget] (a) this article is part 3 of (i) the fee referred to in point about the proposal of the Director-General determined by the Assembly. Part 3 (ii) the payment referred to in paragraph 1 shall be established by the Director-General and shall be applied on a provisional basis until confirmed by the Assembly at its next session. (b) in part 3 of this article, (i) the fee referred to in point a shall be determined so that the Union's income from these fees and other sources should be at least enough to pay all the expenses of the International Bureau concerning the Union. (c) if the budget is not accepted until the new financial period, it shall be determined at the beginning of the previous year's budget level, subject to the procedures provided for in the financial regulation. (5) [Working Capital Fund] the Union shall have a working capital fund, formed by the papildieņēmum and, if there is not enough with the papildieņēmum, then each Member of one of the Union's contribution. If the Fund becomes too small, the Assembly shall decide on the increase of the Fund. Contribution rates and the terms of payment by the the proposal provides for the Director-General to the Assembly. (6) [home loans] (a) in the Headquarters Agreement concluded with the country on whose territory the Organization has its headquarters, provides that the State shall grant loans, working capital fund, one becomes small. The amount of the loan and the conditions in each individual case by the special agreement between the State and the organization. (b) both (a) the State referred to in paragraph 1, shall have the right to the organization with an official written notification terminate the obligation to grant loans. Resignation shall take effect after three years from the end of the year, when it announced. (7) the [financial auditing] pursuant to the procedures provided for in the financial regulation, the financial audit carried out by one or several countries — members of the Union or by external auditors. Them with the same consent shall be appointed by the Assembly. Article 24 regulations (1) [the subject matter of the Regulation] shall lay down the Rules for the implementation of this Act. Among other things, the regulations contain provisions relating to: (i) matters which this Act expressly the regulation provide for the rules of procedure; (ii) other details, which refers to the provisions of this Act, or any details useful in the framework of the who for their implementation; (iii) any administrative requirements, matters or procedures. (2) [amendment of certain provisions of the rules of procedure] (a) the Regulations may specify that certain provisions of the rules of procedure may be amended only by unanimous decision or only by a four-fifths majority. (b) To a further amendment of the rules of procedure did not apply the requirement for unanimous decision or a four-fifths majority, required unanimity. (c) To amend the rules of procedure of the provisions of a future application of the requirement of unanimous decision or a four-fifths majority, needed a four-fifths majority. (3) [conflict between this Act and the regulations] in the case between this Act and the provisions of the rules of procedure is contrary to this Act shall apply.
Chapter III revision and amendment article 25 revision of this Act (1) [revision conferences] this Act may be reviewed by the dalībpuš Conference. (2) [certain revisions of or amendments to article] this Act 21, 22, 23 and 26 of the rules may be amended either by the Review Conference, or — in accordance with the provisions of article 26 — in the Assembly. Article 26 amendment of certain articles by the Assembly (1) [proposals for amendment] (a) proposals for the amendment of the Assembly 21, 22, 23 and this article may come up any dalībpus or the Director-General. (b) such proposals shall communicate to the Director-General of the dalībpus at least six months before consideration by the Assembly. (2) [required majority] to make any amendment to the articles referred to in part 1, you need a three-fourths majority, except for any amendment to article 21 and in this part, which require a four-fifths majority. (3) [entry into force] (a) except where paragraph (b) applies, any amendment to the articles referred to in section 1 shall enter into force one month after three-quarters of all the dalībpuš, which at the time of the adoption of the amendment was a member of the Assembly and had the right to vote on this amendment, the Director-General has received official written notification of acceptance, in accordance with constitutional procedures. (b) any amendment to article 21, paragraph 3 or 4, or in this paragraph does not enter into force if, within six months after its adoption by the Assembly of any dalībpus shall officially notify the Director General that it does not accept such amendment. (c) any amendment which enters into force in accordance with the provisions of this part, shall be binding on all States and intergovernmental organizations which have dalībpus at the time of the amendment concerned enters into force, or becomes dalībpus for later.
Chapter IV final provisions article 27 Becoming members of this Act (1) [entitlement to membership of] taking into account the part 2 and 3 and article 28: (i) any country which is a member of the organisation may sign this legislation and to become a party to it; (ii) any intergovernmental organization which maintains body that can get design protection with legal consequences in the territory where the constituting Treaty of that intergovernmental organisation may sign this legislation and to become its Member, provided that at least one of the Member States of the intergovernmental organization is a member of the Organization and that such authority is not under article 19 submitted the notification object. (2) [ratification or accession] Any referred to in part 1 of the State or intergovernmental organization may deposit: (i) an instrument of ratification if it signed this Act; (ii) an instrument of accession if it has not signed this Act. (3) [date of Deposit] (a) in so far as not otherwise specified in (b) to (d), of the instrument of ratification or accession shall be considered following the day when such document is filed. (b) the instrument of ratification or accession deposited with any country in respect of which protection of industrial designs may be obtained only by an institution maintained by the intergovernmental organization which is a Member State of this country, considered as deposited on the day of deposit of the instrument of that intergovernmental organization, if such date is later than the date when storage was lodged in that country. (c) any instrument of ratification or accession containing or accompanied by an official referred to in article 19 of the Declaration, considered as deposited on the day when the last of the deposited documents of the countries belonging to the Group of countries that submitted the following official statement. (d) any instrument of ratification or accession a State document may include or add a declaration according to which the document in question to be considered, if the deposit is a deposit of one other State or one intergovernmental organization, or if the document is deposited in two other documents, or if you have deposited a document of one other State and one intergovernmental organization; In addition, the following States and intergovernmental organization must be eligible to become party to this Act and the Declaration must indicate their names. The document, which includes or added the following declaration, considered as deposited on the day when the conditions provided for in the Declaration is fulfilled. However, if the document in the specified in the Declaration, also included or that kind of Declaration, such a document shall be considered as deposited on the day when the condition is fulfilled, for the final declaration. (e) any declaration made in accordance with (d) paragraph may at any time revoke, in whole or in part. Any such withdrawal shall take effect on the date on which the Director General receives official notification of cancellation. Article 28 accession, ratification and entry into force (1) [documents that take into account] the application of this article shall take account only of the instrument of ratification or accession, which are deposited by States or intergovernmental organizations referred to in article 27 part 1, and which recognized the day of the deposit in accordance with article 27 part 3. (2) [entry into force of this Act] this Act shall enter into force three months after six States have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession, provided that, in accordance with the latest International Bureau collects annual statistics on at least three of these States fulfil at least one of the following conditions: (i) specific country or, in the case it is at least 3000 submitted an application for the protection of industrial designs; (ii) specific country or for it at least 1000 applications for the protection of industrial designs have been submitted by persons whose place of residence or location is in other countries. (3) [ratification and accession entry into force] (a) any State or intergovernmental organization that its instrument of ratification or accession deposited three months before the date of entry into force of this Act or earlier, this Act becomes binding upon its entry into force. (b) any other State or intergovernmental organization becomes bound by this Act three months from the date of deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession, or at any later date specified in this document. Article 29 prohibition of Reservations in relation to this Act is not made reservations. Article 30 declarations of Dalībpuš (1) [time at which declarations may be submitted] any declaration pursuant to article 4 (b) of part 1, part 2, article 5 (a), article 7, part 2, part 1 of article 11, article 13, part 1, part 3 of article 14, article 16, part 2 or part 3 of article 17 (c) may be submitted: (i) at the time of the deposit of the article 27 in part 2 of this document; — in this case, it causes legal consequences on the day when this Act shall become binding on the State or the intergovernmental organization which made the Declaration; (ii) after article 27 referred to in part 2 of the deposit; — in this case, it causes legal consequences three months from the date of its receipt by the Director General or at any later date indicated in the Declaration but shall apply only to such of any international registration whose date of international registration is the same or is later than the date on which the Declaration of legal effect. (2) [declarations submitted by States which share authority] by derogation from the provisions of part 1, any of the Declaration submitted to the State by another State or other States in accordance with article 19 of part 1 of the Director-General has been officially announced that the joint body shall replace the national authorities, caused legal consequences only if such other State or those other States also filed a corresponding declaration or corresponding declarations. (3) [withdrawal of Declarations] any declaration referred to in part 1 can be withdrawn at any time by a formal notification addressed to the Director General. Such withdrawal shall take effect three months from the date of its receipt by the Director General or at any later date indicated in the official statement. In accordance with article 7 of the Declaration submitted parts of the case, the withdrawal shall not affect international applications filed prior to the entry into force of the withdrawal. Article 31 of the 1934 and 1960 acts (1) [relations between States that are both this Act and the 1934 or 1960 acts members] relations between the countries, which are both this Act and the 1934 Act or the 1960 Act, this Law only applies. However, such States in their mutual relations, depending on the circumstances, the 1934 Act or the 1960 Act those designs, the International Bureau before the date of the deposit of this Act become applicable in their mutual relations. (2) [relations between States that are both this Act and the 1934 or 1960 acts and States party which is 1934 or the 1960 Act, but is not party to this Act] (a) any State that is both this Act and the 1934 Act, a member shall continue to apply to the 1934 Act in its relations with States that are party to the 1934 Act but not by the 1960 Act or this Act. (b) any State that is both this Act and the 1960 Act shall continue to apply to a member of the 1960 Act in its relations with States that are party to the 1960 Act but not a member of this Act. Article 32 denunciation of this Act (1) [legal notice] any dalībpus may denounce this Act by notification addressed to the Director-General of the official. (2) [entry into force date] denunciation shall take effect one year from the date of the Director-General has received the notification of the official, or any later day specified in the official statement. It does not affect the application of this Act to any international application whose proceedings are still ongoing, and any international registration in force in respect of the dalībpus denonsējuš in the denunciation enters into force. Article 33 languages of this Act; signature (1) [original texts; official texts] (a) this Act shall be signed in a single, English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish languages in the copy, each of these texts being equally authentic. (b) the Director General shall, after consultation with the interested Governments, create formal texts in other languages, which you can specify the Assembly. (2) [time limit for signature] this Act shall remain open for signature at the headquarters of the Organization for one year after its adoption. Article 34 depositary the Director General shall perform the functions of the depositary.


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