On July 16, 2018, the Government of Canada deposited in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs.
The agreement will enter into force on November 5, 2018.
As of this date, the Canadian companies and designers will be able to protect their industrial designs by means of a single international design application designating up to 83 countries.
Conversely, the companies and designers whose countries are already part of the Hague System will be able to designate Canada in their international design applications.
With this new adhesion, there is a total of 69 Contracting Parties.
The complete list of Member States is to be found on the following link http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ShowResults.jsp?treaty_id=9