Vietnam, Samoa and Israel presented their instruments of ratification of the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations with the director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Francis Gurry.
Consequently, Vietnam will become the 61st member of the Geneva Act and the 71st member of the Hague Agreement. Samoa will be the 62nd member of the Geneva Act and the 72nd member of the Hague Agreement and Israel will be the 63rd member of the Geneva Act and the 73rd member of the Hague Agreement.
The 1999 Geneva Act will come into force in each country respectively on the following dates, after which it will designs can be protected under the Hague Agreement in said countries.
Vietnam: December 30, 2019
Samoa: January 2, 2020
Israel: January 3, 2020
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