INTERNATIONAL DESIGNS – HAGUE SYSTEM OF REGISTRATION. REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO)
International design registration is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Hague Agreement establishes an international registration system, which allows design owners to obtain protection for their industrial designs in countries that are parties to the agreement through filing one single international application. The Hague system has facilitated the registration process by having a single filing as well as permitting the applicat to hire a single attorney (who speaks one of the languages: English, French or Spanish), who can be located in the home country of the applicant. Krasimira Kadieva will gladly assist you in your international application due to her English language proficiency as she has obtained LL.M. in International Business Law at Queen Mary College, University of London.
Services provided to clients by the Bulgarian design attorney Krasimira Kadieva in this area include, but are not limited to:
- Preliminary searches of existing earlier designs in order to avoid design infringement (unauthorized use) and potential lawsuits;
- Filing a design application;
- Legal representation during the registration process;
- Recordation of assignments and licenses;
- Protection of the design against infringements;
- Drafting and answering of cease and desist letters;
- Out-of-Court settlement negotiations;
- Drafting of settlement agreements;
- Reminder of deadline for renewal of registration of design;
- Renewal of designs.