The Director General of the OEPM has informed WIPO that Spain wishes to withdraw the statement made under Rule 12.1)c)i) of the Common Regulations of the 1999 Act and the 1960 Act of the Haya Agreement concerning the level of designation rates applicable to international design applications.

In practice, this means that, as of January 26, the applicable rate will be significantly reduced from level 3 to level 1, aligning the designation rate with the national application rate. In this way, the designation fee for an application containing 10 designs will increase from 540 to 60 Swiss francs.

This will make the Haya System of Registration of International Designs more attractive to all its users.

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