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

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Lisbon, Portugal
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 25/09/1966

Category

Intellectual property

Sub category

Origin

Groups

WIPO

What is it about?

This instrument creates an international registration procedure for appellations of origin already granted protection by State parties. A registration is made with the International Bureau of WIPO by the administration of Contracting Parties, under the name of any natural person or legal entity with the right to use an appellation according to national legislation. Once a registration has been made, pursuit can be made in each of the State parties against those who have imitated or usurped a protected appellation of origin.

Why is it relevant?

The Lisbon Agreement supplements the Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods (Madrid, 14 April 1891). Its provisions permit the international recognition of appellations of origin and offer an improved protection to interested parties.

Additional Information

The Lisbon Agreement was revised in Stockholm on July 14, 1967 and modified on September 28, 1979. The Special Union created by the present Agreement is composed of an Assembly and the International Bureau of WIPO. Only those Member States of the Union for the Protection of Industrial Property created by the Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (20 March 1883) can ratify this Agreement

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Algeria24/03/1972
Bosnia and Herzegovina04/04/2013
Bulgaria29/04/1975
Burkina Faso23/05/1975
Congo08/08/1977
Costa Rica30/04/1997
Cuba17/09/1963
Czech Republic01/01/1993
Democratic People's Republic of Korea04/10/2004
France22/03/1961
Gabon06/03/1975
Georgia23/06/2004
Haiti17/01/1961
Hungary29/12/1966
Iran09/12/2005
Israel30/01/1963
Italy10/07/1968
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)06/07/2010
Mexico21/02/1964
Moldova05/01/2001
Montenegro03/06/2006
Nicaragua15/03/2006
Peru16/02/2005
Portugal09/06/1966
Serbia01/03/1999
Slovakia01/01/1993
Togo28/01/1975
Tunisia31/07/1973
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19612
19632
19641
19662
19681
19721
19731
19754
19771
19932
19971
19991
20011
20042
20052
20062
20101
20131
Total28
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