The Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launch The Hague System Booklet - Bringing Belizean Design to the World
In an effort to keep strengthening the intellectual property rights (IPR) environment in the Caribbean that fosters innovation, trade and investment in the region, the CarIPI project has just released a new practical guide on the Hague System in Belize.
This booklet, ‘Bringing Belizean Design to the World’ aims to help designers and entrepreneurs in Belize get a clear understanding of the Hague System and its exponential benefits.
On June 12 2003, Belize deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Act (1960) of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs (‘the 1960 Act’) and on November 9, 2018, it deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the ‘Geneva Act’). Both agreements form part of the Hague System. This system allows for a single design application (filed at WIPO) in one language, with one fee in one currency, to lead to one registration that covers one or multiple Hague Union Member States.
The Hague System is expanding and currently counts on 72 members (including the European Union) covering 92 countries.
If you are a Belizean national or have a domicile, residence or industrial or commercial establishment in Belize, you can seek industrial design protection in up to 92 countries, including Belize, through the Hague System. Check out the Hague System Booklet -Bringing Belizean Design to the World.