Locarno Agreement Designs

Since the Locarno nomenclature does not contain specific classification rules, the classification criteria vary from country to country, making it difficult for countries to assign different classifications to the same design. This problem has led to inefficiency in searching for earlier designs when users try to search for them with the Locarno classification. Locarno Classification The Locarno Classification (LOC), introduced by the Locarno Convention (1968), is an international classification used for the registration of industrial designs. Designs are divided into classes based on the type of design or product. The Locarno Classification System is based on an international agreement on the standardization of the classification of design applications and is managed by WIPO (The World Intellectual Property Organization). A` Design Award & Competition accepts all types of products listed in the Locarno Agreement. . . .