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Lisbon – The International System of Appellations of Origin

The Lisbon System for the International Registration of Appellations of Origin offers a means of obtaining protection for an appellation of origin (AO) in the contracting parties to the Lisbon Agreement through a single registration.  Registrations are published in the official Bulletin and can be searched through the Lisbon Express database.

The Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration which took place from May 11 to 21, 2015, adopted the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.

Case study on tequila and appellations of origin
Read the case study on Tequila. (Photo: CRT archives, taken by Carlos Tomas)


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