I had an opportunity to talk with a very nice person from WIPO. This very nice person tells me that there are quite a few countries that are likely to join the Hague Agreement soon. Listed in approximate sequence of when they might join are:
- United Kingdom
The typical first very visible step would be for a country to deposit an Instrument of Accession with the International Bureau of WIPO. The usual next development would be that the Hague Agreement would enter into force, with respect to that country, three months later.
This is a very exciting time for the Hague Agreement.