Changes are coming to design patent law in the United States. The United States will formally become a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) effective May 13, 2015. There are several benefits that arise out of the United States becoming part of WIPO. Presently, it is necessary to file individual applications in multiple jurisdictions to protect industrial designs in each of the jurisdictions. However, the Hague Agreement provides a user-friendly international design application that can contain up to 100 designs belonging to the same class in a single application.
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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.