An international design offers you protection in a large number of countries throughout the world, i.e. those countries that are affiliated with the Hague Agreement of 1925. In contrast to registering an international brand, you do not need to have a Benelux registration in order to register an international design.
Forty-three Member States are now affiliated with this Agreement, including the Benelux. An international design is actually a bundle of national designs. The protection of your design is therefore subject to the national law of the countries that you designated when registering.
Registering your design
International designs are registered via the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Protection may be applied for in all affiliated countries, but you may also choose a number of these countries.