Posted on April 15, 2021
The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Cross-Border Adoption (Convention) is an international convention for the protection of adoptions between countries. The convention, concluded on 29 May 1993 in The Hague(Netherlands), sets international standards for adoption practices between countries. The United States signed the convention in 1994 and the agreement entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008. Read the full text of the Convention. The agreement was reached in the Dutch city of The Hague. Some administrative reform is specifically aimed at removing ambiguities in essential legal matters and promoting easy access. This reform includes clarifying the information included in the industrial performance register – i.e. the date of registration, the date of the application, the information relating to each priority request, the registration number and the name and address of the registered holder. The information below provides an overview of Vietnam`s implementation of the agreement and is based on the country`s membership instrument and its statements, as well as information exchanged at a recent workshop organized by the Vietnam Intellectual Property Office and during discussions with officials of the Patent Office. (ii) The set of drawings/photos is not enough to reveal the complete design.
It is advisable to submit several points of view, in particular six orthogonal points of view. An applicant is no longer required to grant a signed authorization if he appoints an agent and if a foreign applicant is no longer required to have a representative for service or notification in Canada if he applies through the Hague system. The application is filed directly with the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. Unlike the international trademark registration system, there is no need to register at home or register. Up to one hundred designs can be included in the same application, provided they all apply to the same class of designs (depending on the international classification of industrial designs). However, note that some contracting parties have specific requirements which, in certain circumstances, mean that international registration is not valid for all designs of that party. In particular, in the United States, there are no provisions for several designs. Official royalties are payable and depend on the number of designs, whether the publication is immediate or not and the parties involved are designated. The agreement provides for the recognition of adoptions by other contracting parties, in accordance with the agreement. The Hague Agreement is a system that allows contractors belonging to certain countries to apply centrally to a number of states and/or intergovernmental organisations (in particular the European Union Intellectual Property Office (formerly OHMI), rather than having to submit separate applications for each state and/or intergovernmental organisation. International applications in Vietnam are subject to additional time.
Under Section 65, paragraph 4 of the Intellectual Property Act, certified copies of the register of industrial designs are now admissible as evidence in court and errors in the application documents that emerge from documents held by the Register of Commercial Types can now be corrected within 6 months of the filing date. The Hague Convention on the International Registration of Industrial Models (Geneva Act of 2 July 1999 – “1999 Act”) officially came into force in Vietnam on 30 December 2019.