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

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
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  Lisbon Agreement and Geneva act
  Geneva act, but not Lisbon agreement
  Lisbon agreement, but not Geneva act
  covered by EU's accession (Geneva act) and to Lisbon agreement
  covered by EU's accession (Geneva act) and party to Lisbon and Geneva act
  covered by EU's accession (Geneva act)
Signed31 October 1958 (Lisbon)
14 July 1967 (Stockholm)
21 May 2015 (Geneva)
LocationLisbon, Stockholm, Geneva
Effective25 September 1966 (Lisbon)
31 October 1973 (Stockholm)
26 February 2020 (Geneva)
Signatories11 (Lisbon)
5 (Stockholm)
11 (Geneva)
Parties10 (Lisbon)
30 (Stockholm)
7 (Geneva)[1]
DepositarySwitzerland (Lisbon), Sweden (Stockholm), WIPO (Geneva)
LanguageFrench (Lisbon, Stockholm)
LanguagesArabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish (Geneva)

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 , run by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The agreement came into force in 1966, and was revised at Stockholm (1967) and amended in 1979 and 2015. As of May 2015, 30 states are party to the convention and 1000 appellations of origin has been registered.[2]

The agreements establishes a Special Union under Article 19 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883).[3] Some aspects of the agreement have been superseded by the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

Geneva Act

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 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. It enters into force following ratifications/accessions by 5 parties: Albania, Cambodia, European Union, North Korea and Samoa.

Parties

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 entered into force in 2020, and 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[1] Stockholm Act[1] Geneva Act[1] Registered AO[4] Notes
 Albania 8 May 2019 8 May 2019 26 February 2020 0
 Algeria 5 July 1972 31 October 1973 7
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 July 2013 4 July 2013 Signed 4
 Bulgaria 12 August 1975 12 August 1975 33 Also covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Burkina Faso 2 September 1975 2 September 1975 Signed 0
 Cambodia 26 February 2020 1
 Congo 16 November 1977 16 November 1977 Signed 0
 Costa Rica 30 July 1997 30 July 1997 Signed 2
 Cuba 25 September 1966 8 April 1975 20
 Czech Republic 1 January 1993 1 January 1993 75 Also covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Dominican Republic 17 January 2020 17 January 2020
 Czechoslovakia 25 September 1966-
1 January 1993
31 October 1973-
1 January 1993
Continued application by Czech Republic and Slovakia
 European Union 26 February 2020 0 Only application to Geneva Act possible
 France 25 September 1966 12 August 1975 21 April 2021 509 Also covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Gabon 10 June 1975 10 June 1975 Signed 0
 Georgia 23 September 2004 23 September 2004 28
 Greece Signed Covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Haiti 25 September 1966 0
 Hungary 23 March 1967 31 October 1973 10 September 2021 28 Also covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Iran 9 March 2006 9 March 2006 64
 Israel 25 September 1966 31 October 1973 1
 Italy 29 December 1968 24 April 1977 Signed 175 Also covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Ivory Coast Acceded Accession not yet in force until African Intellectual Property Organization's accession
 Laos 20 February 2021
 Mali Signed
 Mexico 25 September 1966 26 January 2001 18
 Moldova 5 April 2001 Signed 1
 Montenegro 3 June 2006 3 June 2006 2
 Morocco Signed
 Nicaragua 15 June 2006 15 June 2006 Signed
 North Korea 4 January 2005 4 January 2005 26 February 2020 6
 North Macedonia 6 October 2010 6 October 2010 5
 Oman 30 June 2021
 Peru 16 May 2005 16 May 2005 Signed 10
 Portugal 25 September 1966 17 April 1991 Signed 7 Also covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Romania Signed Signed Covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Samoa 26 February 2020
 Serbia 1 June 1999 1 June 1999 3
 Slovakia 1 January 1993 1 January 1993 8 Also covered by Geneva act through EU accession
 Spain Signed Covered by Geneva act through EU accession
  Switzerland 31 August 2021
 Togo 30 April 1975 30 April 1975 Signed
 Tunisia 31 October 1973 31 October 1973 8
 Turkey Signed

See also

Geographic indications

References

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