Russia joined the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications
On December 16, 2021, the State Duma adopted the Law on the accession of the Russian Federation to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
While the Agreement was originally introduced in 1958 and entered into force in 1966, only 30 member countries have joined it so far. Through these years the Agreement have undergone several revisions, the last one being Geneva Act of 2015, allowing for registration of geographic designations’ and participation of intergovernmental organizations.
It is hoped and expected that the Russian membership in the Lisbon Agreement shall advance the protection of regional brands supporting further development of local and foreign manufacturers, as well as strengthen the Russian integration within the global IP system.
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