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The Hague Agreement concerning the international deposit of industrial designs of 6 November 1925 revised at London on 2 June 1934 and at The Hague on 28 November 1960

Parties with reservations, declarations and objections

Party Reservations / Declarations Objections
Belgium Yes No
Hungary Yes No
Luxembourg Yes No
Morocco Yes No
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the Yes No

Belgium

22-02-1979

The Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. have introduced the Uniform Benelux Designs Law into their national legislation by virtue of the provisions of the Benelux Designs Convention, signed at Brussels on October 25, 1966.
In accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of the said Convention, the Convention entered into force on January 1, 1974, and the Uniform Law on January 1, 1975.
Considering Article 30 of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, and amended by Article 7(3) of the Complementary Act of Stockholm of July 14, 1967, to the said Agreement,
Considering Articles 5 and 8 of the Protocol of Geneva to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of International Designs, of August 29, 1975,
The Government of the [Kingdom of Belgium] [Grand Duchy of Luxembourg] [Kingdom of the Netherlands] has the honor to notify the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization of the following:
1. An Office common to the three Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands) has been instituted under the name "Benelux Designs Office."
The seat of the Office is at The Hague (the Netherlands). The Benelux Designs Office was substituted for the national Office of each Benelux country as from January 1, 1975.
2. The application of the Convention referred to above shall be confined to the territories of the High Contracting Parties in Europe, in accordance with Article 11 thereof. These territories shall be deemed to be a single State for the application of Articles 2 to 17 of the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs and for the application of Articles 2 and 3 of the 1975 Geneva Protocol to the said Agreement.
One consequence of territorial unification to which attention should be drawn is that a renunciation--limited to part of the Benelux territory--of protection resulting from an international deposit shall be effective throughout that territory, notwithstanding any statement to the contrary made by the proprietor (Article 18(2) of the Uniform Benelux Law).
Similarly, assignments or other transfers not made for the entire Benelux territory shall be null and void (Article 13 of the Uniform Benelux Law).
In addition, no limitation of a license, other than a restriction as to its duration, shall have any effect regarding the application of the Uniform Law (Article 13(2) of the Uniform Benelux Law).
The Benelux Designs office shall in future be entitled to receive payment on behalf of the three Countries of the fees referred to in Article 15, paragraph (1), item 2, of the 1960 Act of The Hague Agreement, which is applicable also by virtue of the 1975 Geneva Protocol, it being understood that those countries shall not be treated as separate countries for the application of the said provision. The three Governments shall demand to be officially notified of the total amounts distributed according to this procedure.
3. It is evident that the three Benelux countries shall remain three separate countries with respect to their representation in the Assembly of the Hague Special Union. They express the wish that their common Office, that is, the Benelux Designs Office, may be represented by its Director, in the capacity of observer in the said Assembly and at meetings concerning The Hague Union.
4. With a view to simplifying access to documentation concerning international deposits, Belgium and Luxembourg express the wish that publications and notifications from the International Bureau may be addressed also to their Industrial Property Services in Brussels and Luxembourg.

Hungary

07-03-1984

[...] Hungary does not consider itself bound by the Protocol annexed to the Hague Act (1960).

Luxembourg

22-02-1979

The Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. have introduced the Uniform Benelux Designs Law into their national legislation by virtue of the provisions of the Benelux Designs Convention, signed at Brussels on October 25, 1966.
In accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of the said Convention, the Convention entered into force on January 1, 1974, and the Uniform Law on January 1, 1975.
Considering Article 30 of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, and amended by Article 7(3) of the Complementary Act of Stockholm of July 14, 1967, to the said Agreement,
Considering Articles 5 and 8 of the Protocol of Geneva to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of International Designs, of August 29, 1975,
The Government of the [Kingdom of Belgium] [Grand Duchy of Luxembourg] [Kingdom of the Netherlands] has the honor to notify the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization of the following:
1. An Office common to the three Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands) has been instituted under the name "Benelux Designs Office."
The seat of the Office is at The Hague (the Netherlands). The Benelux Designs Office was substituted for the national Office of each Benelux country as from January 1, 1975.
2. The application of the Convention referred to above shall be confined to the territories of the High Contracting Parties in Europe, in accordance with Article 11 thereof. These territories shall be deemed to be a single State for the application of Articles 2 to 17 of the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs and for the application of Articles 2 and 3 of the 1975 Geneva Protocol to the said Agreement.
One consequence of territorial unification to which attention should be drawn is that a renunciation--limited to part of the Benelux territory--of protection resulting from an international deposit shall be effective throughout that territory, notwithstanding any statement to the contrary made by the proprietor (Article 18(2) of the Uniform Benelux Law).
Similarly, assignments or other transfers not made for the entire Benelux territory shall be null and void (Article 13 of the Uniform Benelux Law).
In addition, no limitation of a license, other than a restriction as to its duration, shall have any effect regarding the application of the Uniform Law (Article 13(2) of the Uniform Benelux Law).
The Benelux Designs office shall in future be entitled to receive payment on behalf of the three Countries of the fees referred to in Article 15, paragraph (1), item 2, of the 1960 Act of The Hague Agreement, which is applicable also by virtue of the 1975 Geneva Protocol, it being understood that those countries shall not be treated as separate countries for the application of the said provision. The three Governments shall demand to be officially notified of the total amounts distributed according to this procedure.
3. It is evident that the three Benelux countries shall remain three separate countries with respect to their representation in the Assembly of the Hague Special Union. They express the wish that their common Office, that is, the Benelux Designs Office, may be represented by its Director, in the capacity of observer in the said Assembly and at meetings concerning The Hague Union.
4. With a view to simplifying access to documentation concerning international deposits, Belgium and Luxembourg express the wish that publications and notifications from the International Bureau may be addressed also to their Industrial Property Services in Brussels and Luxembourg.

Morocco

14-06-2018

Declaration as required under Rule 36(2) of the Common Regulations Under the 1999 Act and the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement, specifying that the maximum duration of protection provided for by the legislation of Morocco in respect of industrial designs is 25 years.

Netherlands, the Kingdom of the

22-02-1979

The Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. have introduced the Uniform Benelux Designs Law into their national legislation by virtue of the provisions of the Benelux Designs Convention, signed at Brussels on October 25, 1966.
In accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of the said Convention, the Convention entered into force on January 1, 1974, and the Uniform Law on January 1, 1975.
Considering Article 30 of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, as revised at The Hague on November 28, 1960, and amended by Article 7(3) of the Complementary Act of Stockholm of July 14, 1967, to the said Agreement,
Considering Articles 5 and 8 of the Protocol of Geneva to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of International Designs, of August 29, 1975,
The Government of the [Kingdom of Belgium] [Grand Duchy of Luxembourg] [Kingdom of the Netherlands] has the honor to notify the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization of the following:
1. An Office common to the three Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands) has been instituted under the name "Benelux Designs Office."
The seat of the Office is at The Hague (the Netherlands). The Benelux Designs Office was substituted for the national Office of each Benelux country as from January 1, 1975.
2. The application of the Convention referred to above shall be confined to the territories of the High Contracting Parties in Europe, in accordance with Article 11 thereof. These territories shall be deemed to be a single State for the application of Articles 2 to 17 of the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs and for the application of Articles 2 and 3 of the 1975 Geneva Protocol to the said Agreement.
One consequence of territorial unification to which attention should be drawn is that a renunciation--limited to part of the Benelux territory--of protection resulting from an international deposit shall be effective throughout that territory, notwithstanding any statement to the contrary made by the proprietor (Article 18(2) of the Uniform Benelux Law).
Similarly, assignments or other transfers not made for the entire Benelux territory shall be null and void (Article 13 of the Uniform Benelux Law).
In addition, no limitation of a license, other than a restriction as to its duration, shall have any effect regarding the application of the Uniform Law (Article 13(2) of the Uniform Benelux Law).
The Benelux Designs office shall in future be entitled to receive payment on behalf of the three Countries of the fees referred to in Article 15, paragraph (1), item 2, of the 1960 Act of The Hague Agreement, which is applicable also by virtue of the 1975 Geneva Protocol, it being understood that those countries shall not be treated as separate countries for the application of the said provision. The three Governments shall demand to be officially notified of the total amounts distributed according to this procedure.
3. It is evident that the three Benelux countries shall remain three separate countries with respect to their representation in the Assembly of the Hague Special Union. They express the wish that their common Office, that is, the Benelux Designs Office, may be represented by its Director, in the capacity of observer in the said Assembly and at meetings concerning The Hague Union.
4. With a view to simplifying access to documentation concerning international deposits, Belgium and Luxembourg express the wish that publications and notifications from the International Bureau may be addressed also to their Industrial Property Services in Brussels and Luxembourg.

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