Riyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will host a November 11-22, 2024 Diplomatic Conference to Conclude and Adopt a Design Law Treaty. The Diplomatic Conference represents the final-stage treaty negotiation.
This decision by WIPO Member States on the venue for the Diplomatic Conference was preceded by a Special Session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications from October 2 to October 6, 2023.
The future treaty aims to streamline the global system for protecting industrial designs, making it easier, faster and more affordable for designers to protect their work in home markets as well as overseas.
- WIPO General Assembly Decision on the Diplomatic Conference
- Preparatory Committee Decision
- Industrial Design Law and Practice – Draft Articles
- Industrial Design Law and Practice – Draft Regulations
Invitations to the Diplomatic Conference will be circulated six months before the event. Practical information for participants will also be made available in the months preceding the Diplomatic Conference.
For any queries about the Diplomatic Conference, please contact the Department for Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications