The Working Group made significant progress in its review of the Lisbon system. In
particular, it requested the Secretariat to prepare, for its next session, a Draft Revised Lisbon
Agreement that would cover both appellations of origin and geographical indications and provide for
a high and single level of protection for both, while maintaining two separate definitions, on the
understanding that the same substantive provisions would apply to both appellations of origin and
The Working Group also agreed on a text on the content of protection, which is to be included in
that Draft Revised Lisbon Agreement. This text is contained in the Annex to the
Summary by the
Chair, as adopted by the Working Group at the end of the session.
The Working Group discussed in detail Chapters I to IV of the Draft New Instrument, as contained
and, focusing on issues highlighted by delegations, also went through the remainder of the document
as well as the Draft Regulations, as contained in document
The Chair encouraged the members of the Working Group to exchange views and drafting
suggestions, informally, between Working Group sessions, on the electronic forum that had been
established for that purpose, without prejudice to the formal deliberations in the Working
The seventh session of the Working Group will take place in May 2013.