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

The aim of the Agreement is to provide for the protection of appellations of origin, i.e., 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 geographical environment, including natural and human factors" (Article 2).

Publication year: 2016


Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

The Geneva Act allows the international registration of geographical indications (GIs), in addition to appellations of origin, and permits the accession to the Lisbon Agreement by certain intergovernmental organizations.

Publication year: 2015


Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications

This publication presents the topics discussed during the Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications, which was held in Lima, Peru, June 22 to 24, 2011.

Publication year: 2012


The Role of Intellectual Property, in particular, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, in Creating, Developing and Strengthening a Nation Brand

This Study deals with intellectual property, in particular, trademarks and geographical indications, as an instrument not only for developing a strong and distinctive brand image for national products and services but also, through such a process, for creating a strong and distinctive nation brand, in both cases, with a view of gaining a competitive advantage in domestic, regional and world markets.

Publication year: 2012


The Lisbon System

The Lisbon System facilitates the international protection of appellations of origin through one single registration procedure. The Lisbon system does away with the need to file multiple registrations at different offices and covers over two dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Publication year: 2011


WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook

This is a general reference work on all aspects of intellectual property, including international treaties and conventions, analyses of all fields of intellectual property, its administration, enforcement and teaching, technological and legal developments, and WIPO's work in its Member States. It covers issues including electronic commerce, biotechnology, traditional knowledge and management of copyright and related rights and WIPO's vision and approaches to meet new challenges with a widening circle of partners. Can be used as a key reference work by creators, innovators, intellectual property lawyers, government officials, university teachers and students.

Publication year: 2004


Symposium on the International Protection of Geographical Indications in the Worldwide Context

This volume contains papers presented and a summary of the discussions that took place at the Symposium on the Protection of Geographical Indications in the Worldwide Context, held in Eger (Hungary) on October 24 and 25, 1997. The meeting dealt with current questions concerning the protection of geographical indications in national, regional and international laws, in particular the relationship between the protection of geographical indications and the protection of trademarks.

Publication year: 1999


Symposium on the International Protection of Geographical Indications

This publication contains the texts of the lectures given, and a summary of the discussions that took place, at the Symposium on the International Protection of Geographical Indications, held at the Château Philippe le Hardi in Santenay (France) on November 9 and 10, 1989.

Publication year: 1990


The Role of Industrial Property in the Protection of Consumers

The study is intended to be a contribution to a work of a far wider scope currently being carried out, in the United Nations system of organizations and elsewhere, on all aspects of consumer protection, with particular reference to the needs of developing countries. This study is limited to aspects of the subject which are within the competence of WIPO. It shows that industrial property laws and institutions can make a valuable contribution to the protection of the interests of consumers.

Publication year: 1983


Model Law for Developing Countries on Appellations of Origin and Indications of Source

This model law was prepared with the aid of a committee of experts from developing countries.

Publication year: 1975