Free webinar: Learn about DAS and Designs

(Update:  The webinar took place and I think it went well.  To download the presentation slides or to watch a recording of the webinar, click here.)

It was all planned that I was going to be one of the speakers at USPTO Design Day 2020.  I was going to be presenting on the topic of DAS and Designs.  But Design Day got canceled.  What should I do with my presentation slides?  I’ll give the same presentation, but I’ll do it online.  This will be a free-of-charge webinar.  Maybe you’d like to attend, or maybe you know someone who’d like to attend. 

Design practitioners who are trendy, modern and up-to-date make frequent use of the Digital Access Service (DAS) provided by WIPO. The DAS system permits electronic interchange of certified copies of priority applications among intellectual property Offices. In the first few years of operation of the DAS system it served only utility patent filers. In recent years, however, more and more Offices have become Depositing Offices and Accessing Offices for design applications.

In this webinar, learn how to use the DAS system. Learn how to set up “tracking” tripwires that permit you know instantly when any Office retrieves an electronic certified copy of one of your design priority applications. Learn how to use the DAS system when filing an international design application using the Hague e-filing system. Learn what you should provide to foreign counsel when entrusting a Paris-based design application to them (hint: it is called a Certificate of Availability). Learn what to ask for from foreign counsel when they entrust to you a Paris-based design patent application for filing in the USPTO (hint: It is called a “DAS access code”).

Perhaps you are already trendy, modern and up-to-date in which case you are invited to attend this webinar to reinforce what you already know and to learn of the most recent changes and developments in the DAS system.

If on the other hand you are not already trendy, modern, and up-to-date, do the homework ahead of time and attend this webinar so that you may become trendy, modern and up-to-date.

To find out more about the webinar, or to register, click here.

This webinar, although free of charge, has a prerequisite, namely that you have taken and passed the DAS Quiz.

3 Replies to “Free webinar: Learn about DAS and Designs”

    1. Sorry I forgot to provide the registration link which gives the date and time. I have added the registration link. Please refresh the blog article and you should be able to see the information.

  1. I am at a slight disadvantage here, because the UKIPO only uses the DAS system for (utility) patents and not Registered Designs. (Also, because we Brits always have to be slightly different they refer to the system as PDAS – Priority Document Access System.) However, I use this for all my (utility) patent filings.

    Finally, as I am sure that you are aware after the Brexit “transition period”, I will no longer be able to file designs via the EU IPO and so I will probably not get to use the DAS system for quite a while. However, I want to remain “trendy, modern and up-to-date” so I will do my homework before the event and hopefully all will make sense!

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