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Saudi Arabia Sets to Host 2024 Diplomatic Conference to Conclude Design Law Treaty

Saudi Arabia Sets to Host 2024 Diplomatic Conference to Conclude Design Law Treaty

GENEVA - WIPO member states have approved Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh as the host of a November 11-22, 2024, diplomatic conference to finalize negotiations of a proposed Design Law Treaty (DLT), a press release by WIPO.

The future treaty aims to streamline the global system for protecting industrial designs, making it easier, faster and more affordable for designers to protect their work in home markets as well as overseas. A diplomatic conference represents the final-stage treaty negotiation.

An industrial design is the ornamental aspect of an article. It enhances a product’s appeal, adding to its commercial value and marketability. Designs are applied to a variety of products, from medical instruments and electrical appliances to jewelry, furniture and even digital objects. Read more

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