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1 Neil WILSON Director, Functional Support Division Brands and Designs Sector Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatves Global IP Systems The Madrid, Hague and Lisbon Systems

2 The Madrid System

3 Madrid System Madrid System Operation in Denmark Latest Developments Simplification and Modernisation

4 Source -WIPO Statistics DK Origin International Applications

5 Where is DK seeking protection abroad (2012) ? Source -WIPO Statistics

6 What classes are being protected (2012) Source -WIPO Statistics

7 DK Designations from abroad Source -WIPO Statistics

8 Most frequent Designations from abroad (2012) Source -WIPO Statistics

9 Most frequent classes in Designations from abroad (2012) Source -WIPO Statistics

10 Latest Developments Accessions New Zealand India Colombia Mexico Philippines Rwanda Tunisia

11 Latest Developments EU class heading issue Article 14.5 and Philippines, India, etc Syria denounces Agreement Tunisia rejoins Madrid New services

12 Simplyfing Madrid Retiring the Agreement The Basic Mark Working Languages

13 Modernising Madrid IT Modernisation Program Madrid Goods and Services Manager An online tool for drafting correct specifications of goods and services, in 15 languages Madrid Portfolio Manager A tool to allow the holders and representatives of International Registrations to view and modify the International Registrations for which they are responsible, with tailored links to e-renewal and e-payment

14 Modernising Madrid Madrid Real-time Status An online tool to allow users to determine the current status of their applications at WIPO Madrid Electronic Alert A tool to allow users to register a list of International Registrations and to be informed by when any of them change

15 The Hague System

16 Hague System - Expected Accessions China USA Republic of Korea Russian Federation Belarus Japan Morocco ASEAN Countries Trinidad and Tobago Barbados Brunei Madagascar

17 Hague System - Geographical Scope Coming Soon!

18 Hague System - Latest Developments Expected growth in filings for 2013 of 25% Weekly publication of the International Designs Bulletin since January 2012 Working Group on the Legal Development of the Hague system for the International Registration of Industrial Designs Discussions on the implementation of the Hague Portfolio Manager (HPM) On-going discussions on the Hague Office Portal (HOP)

19 Hague System - Information and IT-Tools Legal Texts Guide for Users E-Filing Interface E-Renewal Interface International Designs Bulletin Hague Express Database

20 Hague System - New E-filing Platform The new e-filing platform includes the following improvements: a WIPO User account; uploading of multiple reproductions simultaneously; automatic check and transformation of images; fully integrated fee calculator; payment of fees by credit card; real-time checking of certain formalities; saving of applications in progress; and more…

21 The Lisbon System

22 Lisbon System - International Registration of Appellations of Origin an international system facilitates the protection of a special category of such geographical indications, i.e. appellations of origin, in countries other than the country of origin Protection of national economic interests, in many countries, for goods bearing an appellation of origin

23 Lisbon Union: 27 Member States Africa (6) Algeria Burkina Faso Congo Gabon Togo Tunisia Asia (3) Iran (Islamic Rep. of) Israel Korea (DPR of) America (6) Costa Rica Cuba Haiti Mexico Nicaragua Peru Europe (12) Bulgaria Czech Rep. France Georgia Hungary Italy Moldova Montenegro Portugal Serbia Slovakia The FYR of Macedonia Countries in red are post TRIPS accessions

24 On-going Multilateral Negotiations WTO establish a GI registry wine and spirits only or not ? WIPO working group to review Lisbon

25 Lisbon Union Assembly (September 2009) Mandated the WG on the Development of the Lisbon System to look for improvements of the Lisbon system which would make the system more attractive for States and users, while preserving the principles and objectives of the Lisbon Agreement

26 Working Group progress The WG considered draft provisions on various topics, notably; Definitions Procedures for international applications and registration Scope of protection Prior users Applications for trans-border AOs or GIs Accession criteria for IGOs (e.g., EU, OAPI) Revision Lisbon Agreement? New treaty? Study on the possibility of dispute settlement within the Lisbon system

27 Prospects After the 7th Session of the WG (http://www.wipo.int/lisbon/en/news/2013/news_0005.html)http://www.wipo.int/lisbon/en/news/2013/news_0005.html Revised Lisbon Agreement on AOs and GIs Scope of protection Relationship between TMs and AOs/GIs Recommendation to conclude the treaty in 2015

28 Thank you


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