The UK has now joined the Hague Agreement for industrial designs. The UK’s membership to the Hague Agreement, will give UK businesses a greater choice in how they register their designs internationally
Charlene Nelson, Chartered Trade Mark Attourney in our Intellectual Property Team provides an overview, including the benefits, of the UK joining the Hague Agreement. The UK has recently become a member of the Hague Union in its own right and will be a standalone contracting Member State of the Hague Agreement which will allow UK based businesses to file international registered design rights post Brexit. Presently, UK businesses can do this by virtue of our membership of the EU.