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Dez 05, 2019 (Newsletter Issue 17/19)
Samoa
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Accession to Hague Agreement on International Registration of Industrial Designs


On October 2, 2019, the Government of Samoa deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

The instrument of accession was accompanied by the following declarations:
– the declaration referred to in Article 11(1)(a) of the 1999 Act, whereby the maximum period for the deferment of the publication of an industrial design provided for by the legislation of Samoa is 12 months from the filing date or, where priority is claimed, from the priority date; and
– the declaration as required under Article 17(3)(c) of the 1999 Act, specifying that the maximum duration of protection provided for by the legislation of Samoa in respect of industrial designs is 15 years.

In accordance with Article 28(3)(b) of the 1999 Act, the 1999 Act and the declarations made will enter into force, in respect of Samoa, on January 2, 2020.

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Source: www.wipo.int