Brazil has just joined the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. The date on which Brazil will become an official party to this agreement is August 1, 2023.
With this inclusion, Brazil will become the 96th country to join, and the second country in Latin America to become a member of this Agreement (Mexico already joined in June 2020).
The Hague Agreement offers the possibility of obtaining protection for industrial designs ("designs") in several Contracting Parties by means of a single international application filed with the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Thus, under the Hague System, one international application replaces a whole series of applications that would otherwise have to be filed with different national offices.
- Publication date
- 27 February 2023