Wine, cheese, ham

The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement - adopted in May 2015 - on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications has now officially entered into force.

It allows the international registration of geographical indications in addition to appellations of origin through a single registration procedure with the WIPO. The international registration system provides protection for names identifying the geographic origin of products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth.