Hague Agreement Concerning The International Registration Of Industrial Designs1
The USPTO verifies the applicant`s authorization to submit the payment of the information tax through the USPTO and conducts a national security audit. If these three conditions are met, the USPTO will forward the request to the International Office. The applicant is informed of the transmission and date of receipt of international design applications. If these three conditions are not met, the USPTO does not forward the application to the International Bureau and the USPTO informs the applicant of the reason for the non-disclosure of the application. 3. In the international phase, priority documents can only be submitted for the designation of the Republic of Korea (KR) Question HA7040: Is the renewal of international registration necessary to maintain a U.S. design patent on an international design application? The USPTO strongly supports the payment of the transmission tax when an international design application is filed through the USPTO. The USPTO will not forward the international design request to the International Bureau if the transmission fee has not been paid to the USPTO. Applicants are informed that an international design application that has not been received by the USPTO within six months of receiving the international design application from the International Bureau is not entitled to a filing date with the USPTO. For international design applications, the application fee is due to WIPO. If the international design application is filed through the USPTO as an indirect deposit office, payment of an information fee is required. Applicants who apply for international designs through the USPTO are not required to pay WIPO`s application fees through the USPTO.
However, the original tax payment must be paid to the USPTO in order for the application to be forwarded to the International Office. For more information on royalties, please see HA4000 and HA4020. Any contracting party designated by the applicant may refuse protection within six months or possibly 12 months under the 1999 Act from the date of publication of the international registration. The denial of protection can only be based on other requirements of domestic law than the formalities and administrative acts that must be completed by the contracting party`s body that refuses protection under national law. International applications can include up to 100 designs, provided they all belong to the same class of the international classification of industrial designs (Locarno classification).