22nd April 2014
1 April 2014, Brussels
As part of a broader initiative to improve its services for designers, the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) has introduced the option to submit design right applications online.
As of 27 January 2014, the procedure has become available on the website www.boip.int, and registrations can be applied for and managed via a personal account (“My BBIE”). Filing for Benelux design online is quite straightforward, leading to faster and simpler registrations:
Whereas traditional methods of applying for Benelux designs remain available, it is to be expected that online filing will soon take over almost completely, just as it did upon introduction of the online filing system for registered Community designs (almost 80 % of which is now filed online).
Originally published in DesignWrites 3rd Edition
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