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

The Lisbon Agreement, and its latest revision, the Geneva Act of 2015, provide for the international protection of appellations of origin and geographical indications through a single procedure with WIPO. Appellations of origin and geographical indications are distinctive product designations which require a qualitative link between the product to which they refer and its place of origin. Together, the Lisbon Agreement and the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement form the Lisbon system. The Bulletin is the official publication of the Lisbon system.