General standards of protection to be provided by States
- Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is the first major international agreement covering general standards of protection to be provided by states in the area of patents, industrial designs and marks.
Registration system for obtaining protection
- The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs governs the WIPO-administered global protection system for registering designs.
International classification system
- The Locarno Agreement establishes the international classification for industrial designs.