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Monday, 11 October 2004

ANYONE FOR A DESIGNER TURKEY?


By Notification No.69 Turkey has announced that, from 1 January 2005, that country will be bound by the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs (Geneva Act).

The IPKat congratulates Turkey on taking yet another step towards the provision of such excellent legal conditions for the protection and exploitation of intellectual property. However, he notes that at present only 40 states are party to Hague, which provides an easier way to obtain design registration in a multiplicity of countries via a single application. Countries missing from the list, for whatever reason, include the United States, Canada, the whole of South America, Japan, China, India and the Russian Federation. Seems like WIPO should be gearing itself up for a charm offensive in the hope of gaining new adherents.

Turkish designs here and here
Designer turkeys here and here

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