On December 16, 2015, Turkmenistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, adopted in Geneva on July 2, 1999.

The Geneva Act will enter into force in Turkmenistan on March 16, 2016. The accession allows the interested parties to obtain design protection with a single application in all the countries that are members of the Geneva Act.