Cambodia has signed up to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, effective February 25, 2017. The system provides a practical solution for registering up to 100 designs in over 65 territories through one single international application. Together with Cambodia’s recent accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the Madrid System for International Registration of Trademarks, this development radically simplifies the procedures and reduces the cost for foreign IP holders protecting their rights in Cambodia. By number of registrations, industrial designs are the second most important form of IP in Cambodia after trademarks. We’re looking forward to seeing the uptake in the use of the Hague system, and how the system is implemented in practice. Stay tuned for further posts.