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Dez 02, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 17/21 )
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Streamlining Hague System Procedures when Designating Japan

On November 4, 2021, WIPO informs that applicants of international design applications designating Japan can now submit a supporting document in the case of exception to lack of novelty, and/or a copy of a priority document directly to WIPO through eHague.

Applicants may also use form DM/1, Annex II or V of the Hague System (see forms here). It is important that the documents must be sent at the time of filing the international design application to WIPO.

WIPO will then forward these documents to the Japan Patent Office (JPO).