As of 5 February 2022, China has joined the Hague System. This long-awaited news means that from 5 May 2022 Hague System applicants will be able to seek design protection in China through filing a Hague System application, and that an applicant based in China can now take advantage of the benefits offered by the Hague System.
Insights: February 2022
The EPO recently announced that they would be introducing two new transitional mechanisms that will assist applicants during the early uptake phase of the Unitary Patent.
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