Lisbon Agreement—the New International Registration System for GIs

September 16, 2020

Live Event: September 16, 2020

Lisbon System—the New International Registration for GIs
September 16, 2020 |  Live Event: 11:00 am EDT

On February 26, 2020, the WIPO Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications entered into force. The Geneva Act establishes an international and transparent registry for geographic indications (GIs), which will allow protection to be obtained in several jurisdictions through one single application to be filed with WIPO.

The panel of speakers will examine how stakeholders are facing the implementation of the Agreement, analyzing opportunities and issues from the prospective of both GI holders and trademark right holders.

INTA’s GIs Committee is currently drafting a position paper on this issue to support the Association’s advocacy efforts regarding the implementation of the Lisbon Agreement.