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

The Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, signed on 31 October 1958, ensures that in member countries, appellations of origin receive protection when are protected in their country of origin. It lays down provisions for what qualifies as an appellation of origin, protection measures and establishes an International Register of Appellations of Origin, run by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The agreement came into force in 1966, and was revised at Stockholm (1967) and amended in 1979. As of May 2015, 28 states are party to the convention and 1000 appellations of origin has been registered.[1]

Lisbon Agreement
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration of October 31, 1958, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on September 28, 1979
Signed31 October 1958 (Lisbon)
14 July 1967 (Stockholm)
21 May 2015 (Geneva)
LocationLisbon, Stockholm, Geneva
Effective25 September 1966 (Lisbon)
31 October 1973 (Stockholm)
not in force (Geneva)
Signatories11 (Lisbon)
5 (Stockholm)
11 (Geneva)
Parties10 (Lisbon)
28 (Stockholm)
2 (Geneva)
DepositarySwitzerland (Lisbon), Sweden (Stockholm), WIPO (Geneva)
LanguageFrench (Lisbon, Stockholm)
LanguagesArabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish (Geneva)

The agreements establishes a Special Union under Article 19 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883).[2] Some aspects of the agreement have been superseded by the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

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2015 ActEdit

In May 2015, the Geneva Act to the Agreement was adopted, formally extending protection to Geographical Indication and changing the name: Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications. The act furthermore allows intergovernmental organisations to be become parties. On 21 May the Act was signed by 13 states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Congo, France, Gabon, Hungary, Mali, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania and Togo.

PartiesEdit

The treaty applies mutually between the parties of the 1958 Lisbon Agreement and the 1967 Stockholm Act, but not between a party solely to the 1958 Agreement and another party solely to the 1967 Stockholm act. The Geneva Act is not in force, but after it enters into force, it will only apply between the Geneva act parties. If a state is a party to multiple Lisbon instruments, then a registered appellation of origin registered under any of the instruments applies also to parties of the other instruments the state is a party to.

State Lisbon Agreement Stockholm Act Geneva Act Registered AO
  Albania 8 May 2019 0
  Algeria 31 October 1973 7
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 July 2013 Signed 0
  Bulgaria 12 August 1975 51
  Burkina Faso 2 September 1975 Signed 0
  Cambodia Acceded (2018) 0
  Congo 16 November 1977 Signed 0
  Costa Rica 30 July 1997 1
  Cuba 25 September 1966 8 April 1975 19
  Czech Republic 1 January 1993 1 January 1993 76
  Czechoslovakia 25 September 1966-
1 January 1993
31 October 1973-
1 January 1993
  France 25 September 1966 12 August 1975 Signed 509
  Gabon 10 June 1975 Signed 0
  Georgia 23 September 2004 28
  Greece Signed
  Haiti 25 September 1966 0
  Hungary 23 March 1967 31 October 1973 Signed 28
  Iran 9 March 2006 16
  Israel 25 September 1966 31 October 1973 1
  Italy 29 December 1968 24 April 1977 100
  Ivory Coast acceded (2018) 0
  Mali Signed
  Mexico 25 September 1966 26 January 2001 14
  Moldova 5 April 2001 1
  Morocco Signed
  Montenegro 3 June 2006 2
  Nicaragua 15 June 2006 Signed 0
  North Korea 4 January 2005 6
  North Macedonia 6 October 2010 4
  Peru 16 May 2005 Signed 8
  Portugal 25 September 1966 17 April 1991 7
  Romania Signed Signed
  Serbia 1 June 1999 1
  Slovakia 1 January 1993 1 January 1993 7
  Spain Signed
  Togo 30 April 1975 Signed 0
  Tunisia 31 October 1973 7
  Turkey Signed

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Lisbon Agreement". WIPO. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration]". WIPO. Retrieved 24 February 2012.

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