37 CFR 1.1022 Form and signature
- (a) The international design application shall be presented on the official form (Rules 7(1) and 1(vi)).
- (b) The international design application shall be signed by the applicant.
Hague Rule 7
Requirements Concerning the International Application
- (1) [Form and Signature] The international application shall be presented on the official form. The international application shall be signed by the applicant.
Hague Rule 1
- (1) [Abbreviated Expressions] For the purposes of these Regulations,
- (vi) “official form” means a form established by the International Bureau or an electronic interface made available by the International Bureau on the web site of the Organization, or any form or electronic interface having the same contents and format;
The international design application must be presented on the “official form.” Pursuant to Hague Agreement Rule 1(vi), “official form” means a form established by the International Bureau or an electronic interface made available by the International Bureau on the website of the Organization, or any form or electronic interface having the same contents and format. The form established by the International Bureau for filing an international design application is the form DM/1, “Application for International Registration”. The DM/1 form and instructions for completing the form are currently available on the website of the International Bureau at www.wipo.int/hague/en/forms/.
Proper usage of the DM/1 form will help ensure that the mandatory, additional mandatory and optional content items for an international design application are present upon filing. Form DM/1 provides applicant with specific spaces to set forth: (1) information concerning the applicant; (2) a correspondence address for the International Bureau where there are multiple applicants and no appointed representative; (3) applicant’s entitlement to file an international design application; (4) applicant’s Contracting Party; (5) the appointed representative; (6) information concerning the creator; (7) the number of industrial designs and reproductions included in the application; (8) the applicable product and Locarno classification (MPEP § 907); (9) a brief description; (10) a claim; (11) the designated Contracting Parties; (12) any priority claim; (13) information regarding any international exhibition where any of the designs was shown; (14) a request for immediate or deferred publication; and (15) the signature of the applicant or the applicant’s representative. The DM/1 form also includes a “Payment of Fees” section that allows the applicant to identity the method of payment and to instruct the International Bureau to debit the required fees to a current account established with the International Bureau.