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The Designs (International Registration of Industrial Designs) Order 2018

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2.  In this Order—

“the 2006 Rules” means the Registered Design Rules 2006(1);

“the Act” means the Registered Designs Act 1949 and “section” means a section of that Act;

“Common Regulations” means the regulations adopted under Article 24 of the Geneva Act with effect from 1st January 2017;

“Geneva Act” means the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs adopted by the diplomatic conference on 2nd July 1999(2);

“holder”, in relation to an international registration, means the person in whose name an international registration is recorded in the International Register;

“International Bureau” means the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation;

“International Register” means the register of industrial designs maintained by the International Bureau for the purposes of the Geneva Act;

“international registration” means a registration of a design in the International Register for the purpose of the Geneva Act and the Common Regulations;

“protected international registration (UK)” means a grant of protection under Rule 18bis of the Common Regulations for a design which is the subject of a request for international registration (UK), and references to “protection” and “protected” are construed accordingly;

“request for international registration (UK)”means a request for international registration made in pursuance of Article 5(1) of the Geneva Act in respect of which the United Kingdom is a designated Contracting Party.

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The National Archive Reference for the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement is FO 949/1049/0: 0. The text of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement is also available at http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=12531.

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