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No, there are no USPTO forms specific to filing an international design application through the USPTO. The official application form for an international design application, i.e. the “international application for registration” (DM/1 form) and the annexes, are the forms drawn up by the International Bureau. These forms are available at www.wipo.int/hague/en/forms/. Information about the Hague system, including geographic coverage and a user guide, can be found on WIPO`s website www.wipo.int/hague/en/. Applicants may also consider creating a current account with WIPO and include the authorization in the tax payment section of form DM/1, which orders the International Bureau to charge the necessary fees on the wiPO current account. For more information on paying fees to WIPO, see www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/finance/hague.html. The reproductive requirements are set out in Rule 9 of the Hague Agreement and are part of four administrative instructions for the implementation of the Hague Agreement. The provisions of the Hague agreement and administrative instructions are available on WIPO`s website at the following address www.wipo.int/hague/en/legal_texts/. In addition, on WIPO`s website, some technical requirements for image files such as resolution, minimum and maximum image size, limit width, etc., are available under: www.wipo.int/hague/en/how_to/file/prepare.html.

For reproductions submitted through the USPTO as an indirect submission office via the WEB EFS website, you will also find the EFS-Web Quick Start guide for international submissions of design applications: www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/applying-online/efs-web-guidance-and-resources The International Bureau provides an online tool, the Hague system computer, to help the applicant calculate WIPO`s corresponding application fees. The hague system`s computing tool is available in www.wipo.int/hague/en/fees/calculator.jsp. U.S. applicants should check whether they are submitting their international design application through the USPTO or directly to the International Bureau (IB), depending on their particular circumstances. Direct filing of the application with the IB avoids paying an information fee to the USPTO and allows the INDIVIDUAL TRAITEMENT to conduct a formal review earlier, which may be important for applicants who wish to immediately publish or have a certified copy of the international design application. In addition, notifying parties that will be submitted on March 30, 2016 via the IM`s e-deposit interface have the option of sending the GI corrections of irregularities or defects (including copies and corrected documents) through the e-wallet manager. See www.wipo.int/edocs/hagdocs/en/2016/hague_2016_5.pdf. The IB`s e-filing interface also allows for electronic entry of application data, rendering a separate DM/1 form useless, and the data entered is validated in real time to minimize errors in submitting the application. In addition, submission through the USPTO is not possible if each applicant does not have at least one U.S. nationality or a customary residence or an effective commercial or commercial establishment in the United States.

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