Amendments to the Common Regulation Under the 1999 Act and the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (IDs) entered into force as of February 1, 2021.
E-mail address as a required indication
As of February 1, 2021, it is mandatory that the e-mail address be indicated by:
- applicants in an international registration application,
- new owners in a request for the recording of a change in ownership,
- representatives/attorneys appointed as such in an international application, in a request for recording or in a separate communication
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will send all communications to the representative or, if no representative is appointed, to the applicant or holder, by electronic means to the e-mail address on record.
Details of amendments to the Common Regulations are set out in Information Note 41/2020: https://www.wipo.int/edocs/hagdocs/en/2020/hague_2020_41.pdf.
Detailed information can be found on the WIPO website: https://www.wipo.int/hague/en/news/2021/article_0005.html.