Czech Republic Accedes to Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement
On June 2, 2022, the Czech Republic deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will enter into force with respect to the Czech Republic on September 2, 2022.
Accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will allow Czech 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 57 countries.
Prepared by: Djurdja Krivokapić
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Source: WIPO website