Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Chapter 2900: International Design Applications

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

Chapter 2900: International Design Applications

2901: Basic Hague Agreement Principles

2902: Definitions

2903: Declarations under the Hague Agreement Made by the United States of America

2904: Who May File An International Design Application

2905: Where to File An International Design Application

2905.01: Filing Through the USPTO as an Office of Indirect Filing

2906: Filing Date Requirements

2907: International Registration and Date of the International Registration

2908: Filing Date in the United States

2909: Contents of the International Design Application

2909.01: Official Form for the Application for International Registration

2909.02: Reproductions (Drawings)

2909.02(a): Reproductions Submitted Through EFS-Web

2909.03: Annexes

2910: International Design Application Fees

2911: Representation

2912: Correspondence in Respect of International Design Applications Filed With the USPTO as an Office of Indirect Filing

2913: Relief from Prescribed Time Limits

2914: Conversion of an International Design Application to a Design Application Under 35 U.S.C. Chapter 16

2915-2919: [Reserved]

2920: National Processing of International Design Applications Designating the United States

2920.01: Inventorship

2920.02: Applicant

2920.03: Correspondence Address

2920.04: Elements of a Nonprovisional International Design Application

2920.04(a): Specification

2920.04(b): Reproductions (Drawings)

2920.04(c): Inventor’s Oath or Declaration

2920.05: Examination

2920.05(a): Notification of Refusal

2920.05(b): One Independent and Distinct Design

2920.05(c): Considerations Under 35 U.S.C. 112

2920.05(d): Foreign Priority

2920.05(e): Benefit Claims Under 35 U.S.C. 386(c)

2920.05(f): Information Disclosure Statement in an International Design Application Designating the United States

2920.06: Allowance

2921-2929: [Reserved]

2930: Corrections and Other Changes in the International Register

2931-2939: [Reserved]

2940: Statement of Grant of Protection

2941-2949: [Reserved]

2950: Grant of Protection Only Upon Issuance of Patent; Term of Design Patent