Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

The Lisbon Agreement constitutes a union for the 26 contracting parties to obtain the protection of appellation of origin by using one single registration procedure. It comprises appellations implying quality and characteristics which are exclusive or essential to the geographic environment. Registered data are also publicly available through the Lisbon page on the WIPO website, where the Lisbon Express database allows for a search on appellations of origin as registered under the Lisbon Agreement, the product to which they apply, their area of production, the holders of the right to use the appellation of origin, any refusals or invalidations notified by member countries, etc.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Geographical Indications
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: International Agreement
Effective Start Date: 28 Sep 1979
Access available: Freely available
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