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Viet Nam Joins the Hague System

On September 30, 2019, the Government of Viet Nam deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement with WIPO’s Director General Francis Gurry.

On September 30, 2019, the Government of Viet Nam deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement with WIPO’s Director General Francis Gurry. This makes Viet Nam the 61st member of the 1999 Act and 71st member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in Viet Nam on December 30, 2019.

Viet Nam’s Minister for Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh hands over the accession document to WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. (Photo: WIPO/Berrod)

As of December 30, 2019, companies and designers from Viet Nam can begin using the Hague System to protect their industrial designs in the Contracting Parties to the 1999 Act of the Hague Agreement. That translates to protection in the territories of up to 88 countries through a single international application and set of fees.

Foreign companies and designers can seek design protection through the Hague System in Viet Nam from December 30, 2019.

Source: https://www.wipo.int/hague/en/news/2019/news_0009.html