However, the extension of existing names under the 1934 Act and the recording in the International Register of changes affecting such names will remain possible until the maximum term of protection under the 1934 Act (15 years). Video – Protection of your industrial designs with the WIPO Hague System The Hague Agreement is a system that allows owners of designs belonging to certain countries to centrally request projects for a number of States and/or intergovernmental organizations (in particular the European Union Intellectual Property Office (formerly known as OHIM) instead of submitting separate applications for each State and/or any intergovernmental organization. Several design changes are recorded by WIPO: the USPTO usually informs applicants, within a few weeks of the date of receipt of the application, of whether the application has been transmitted to the IM or not, the reason for non-transmission of the application. Shortly after the USPTO receives the application, the IM also sends the applicant an acknowledgement of receipt that confirms receipt of the application and assigns a reference number ib. Applicants may consider securing their international design applications for the receipt of such applications and, where appropriate, applying to the USPTO or ib if, after an excessive delay, an application has not been received. . . .