21/05/2015 - PRESS RELEASE: The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and GIs adopted at Diplomatic Conference

In the plenary session of 20 May, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications was adopted by the Diplomatic Conference convened at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The reform of the Lisbon Agreement on the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration was launched by the WIPO in 2009. During the 6 years of intense discussions, oriGIn – the global alliance of Geographical Indications (GIs) groups – had the honor to actively participate in this process as an observer together with both the Lisbon Agreement Contracting parties and observer Delegations.

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