The Republic of Rwanda became the 144th PCT Contracting State on 31 May 2011. The PCT will enter into force for Rwanda on 31 August 2011 and Rwanda may be designated in PCT International applications as from this date.

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The Republic of Rwanda also deposited its Instrument of Accession to The Hague Agreement on 31 May 2011. The Hague Agreement will take effect in Rwanda from 31 August 2011. The Hague Agreement relates to the International Registration of Industrial Designs. It is also known as the Hague system whereby one can register an industrial design in many countries by means of a single design application.

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