||As part of our tailored development strategy, the organization of a study visit regarding the 1999 Act for delegates from some countries or international intergovernmental organizations is again foreseen this year.
Firstly, it would be beneficial in terms of a wider and more effective use of the Hague System in the current membership and to expand the geographical scope of the system in certain regions.
Secondly, it could help us in our plan to focus the system solely around the 1999 Act. The Hague Union comprises some inactive members that remain bound exclusively by the 1960 Act.
The proposed study visit would take place in connection with the eighth session of the Working Group on the Legal Development of the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, from October 30 to November 1, 2019, and the Seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs on October 29, 2019.
On October 28, 2019, the participants to the proposed study visit would participate in tailor-made sessions in which business processes at the operational level could be discussed in detail with the delegations of those countries whose accession is expected shortly, while the improvement of the processes could be discussed with the delegations of current Contracting Parties.