Russia Accedes to Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement

Feb 1 2022 - 14:37

The Law on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications was signed on December 30, 2021, and will enter into force on December 31, 2022. This is also when the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will enter into force with respect to Russia.

Accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will allow Russian applicants to protect their regional brands abroad as appellations of origin or geographical indications through a single application and upon payment of one set of fees.

The Geneva Act, concluded in 2015, and the Lisbon Agreement, concluded in 1958, constitute the “Lisbon System” for the international registration and protection of appellations of origin and geographical indications. The “Lisbon System” currently covers 56 countries.

Prepared by: Anastasia Khioni

For more information, please contact russia@petosevic.com.

Source: Russian Intellectual Property Office website

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