Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
The aim of the Lisbon Agreement is to provide for the protection of appellations of origin, that is, the geographical denomination of a country, region, or locality, which serves to designate a product originating therein, the quality or characteristics of which are due exclusively or essentially to the geographic environment, including natural and human factors.
A contracting State may declare, within 1 year, that it cannot ensure the protection of a registered appellation. A registered appellation may not be presumed to have become generic in a contracting State as long as it continues to be protected in the country of origin.
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Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
The Lisbon Agreement, concluded in 1958, was revised in Stockholm in 1967, and was amended in 1979.
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