Hague Express Search
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The Hague Express Search is an industrial design search portal which gives users the ability to search through industrial designs registered under the Hague System, which is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This system allows applicants wishing to register an industrial design in Europe to go through a single application process to gain protection in those countries which are party to the Hague Agreement (a list of these countries may be found here (PDF)).
The Hague Express search portal is hosted by the WIPO website. It is available here. Both "simple search" and "structured search" forms are available for use in querying the database.
- "Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs." WIPO website, http://www.wipo.int/hague/en/. Accessed on December 07, 2009.
- "Office of the Administrator for External Affairs: Hague System for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs." USPTO.gov website, http://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/patents/ir_pat_hague.jsp. Accessed on December 07, 2009.