Lisbon Notification No. 18
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

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

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to inform His Excellency that the following amendments to the 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, entered into force on November 5, 1983:

- in Article 9(2)(a)(v), "triennial" is replaced by "biennial"

- in Article 9(4)(a), "third" is replaced by "second."

The said amendments were unanimously adopted by the Assembly of the Union for the Protection of Appellations of origin and their International Registration (Lisbon Union) on October 2, 1979 (see document AB/X/32, paragraph 33). The said amendments were reproduced in document AB/X/5, Annex I, and were communicated to the States concerned by Note C.N. 563 of November 14, 1979, as modified by Note C.N. 576 of January 31, 1980.

The entry into force of the said amendments was brought about upon the receipt by the Director General of notifications of acceptance of those amendments by the required number of States members of the said Assembly of the Lisbon Union at the time the said Assembly adopted those amendments. The said notifications of acceptance were received, in chronological order, from the following ten States, the date of receipt being indicated after each State: Tunisia (January 3, 1980), Upper Volta (January 14, 1980), France (January 31, 1980), Italy (February 26, 1980), Czechoslovakia (April 15, 1980), Bulgaria (January 5, 1981), Hungary (February 19, 1981), Israel (November 25, 1981), Algeria (September 1, 1983), Congo (October 5, 1983).

The said amendments bind all the States members of the said Assembly at the time those amendments entered into force, that is: Algeria, Bulgaria, Congo, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Gabon, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Togo, Tunisia, Upper Volta (13), and will bind all other States which became or become members of that Assembly subsequent to their date of entry into force (see Article 12(3) of the afore-mentioned Agreement). At the date of the present notification there are no such other States.

December 1, 1983