European Union joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement


European Union becomes the fifth member of this international system.

The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement allows the international registration of geographical indications and appellations of origin through a single registration procedure with WIPO for products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth.

Thanks to EU’s accession, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will enter into force for all its contracting parties on February 26, 2020.

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