Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System — Second Session (May 27 and 28, 2019)

June 14, 2019

At its second session, held in May 2019, the Lisbon Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System further considered the financial sustainability of the Lisbon Union as requested by the Lisbon Assembly in 2017 (document LI/A/34/4).

The Working Group:

  • emphasized the importance of promotional activities to increase membership of the Lisbon System, including the Geneva Act, and the need to increase coordination amongst Lisbon members in this respect; and
  • decided to further discuss appropriate measures to ensure the future financial sustainability of the Lisbon Union – including regular review of the Schedule of Fees – while recognizing the need to assess the impact of the entry into force of the Geneva Act on the financial situation of the Union.