International – Hague System
Design registration is territorial. You may want to register your design outside of Ireland, to obtain protection in the whole of the European Union (EU), as well as in other countries outside the EU or even beyond. The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a centralised registration system where you can e-file up to 100 designs and target over 69 territories in one single application that you could use to claim priority in further filings.
Ireland is a Member State of the European Union (EU) and the European Union is a Member of the 1999 (Geneva) Act of the Hague Agreement. Any individual or business in Ireland can file an International application under the Hague system. For more information on filing an International application, geographical coverage and fees and to get started, please go to www.wipo.int/hague/en