European Union joins Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement

The European Union joined the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications, the international registration system that provides protection for names identifying the geographic origin of products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth.
With the EU's accession, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will enter into force for all its contracting parties on February 26, 2020.
The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement, adopted May 20, 2015, allows the international registration of geographical indications and appellation of origin through a single registration procedure with WIPO. Examples of appellations of origin and geographical indications include Darjeeling Tea, Prosciutto di Parma, Tequila, Swiss Watches and Bohemia Crystal.

11/28/2019 | Trade Mark