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

The Lisbon Agreement provides for the protection of appellations of origin, that is, the "geographical denomination of a country, region, or locality, which serves to designate a product originating therein, the quality or characteristics of which are due exclusively or essentially to the geographic environment, including natural and human factors". The Bulletin "Appellations of Origin" is the official publication of the Lisbon system

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