This makes the United Kingdom the 54th member of the 1999 Act and 68th member of the Hague Union.
Companies and designers from the UK have been using the Hague System to protect their industrial designs since 2008 thanks to the European Union’s membership of the Geneva Act. As of June 13, 2018, Hague applicants both inside and outside the UK will enjoy more flexibility in their protection strategies as they will be able to designate the United Kingdom individually as well as the European Union as a whole.
Find further information on WIPO's website, here.
You can also join the "CITMA Designs Seminar 2018" that will take place on 19 April in London where you will hear a UKIPO and a WIPO representative give an introduction to the Hague System and how it is going to operate via the IP Office. Further information about this seminar, the different applicable fees and registration details can be found here.