Romania signed on Thursday the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on the designations of origin and geographical indications by which the goods protected in Romania (wine, mineral waters, cheeses, cold meats, jams) can receive protection at international level.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, Romania signed on Thursday, through its Permanent Representative in Geneva, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on the designations of origin and geographical indications in a new treaty on intellectual property protection that guarantees protection for the products sold internationally, which are famous for their specific geographic area of ??origin.
Among the products that will benefit Romanian mineral protection include mineral waters, wines, Dobrogea cheese (telemea), Sibiu salami or Buciumi jam, according to the source.
Negotiators approved a revision of an international registration system providing protection for names that identify the geographic origin of products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth, ag-ip-news.com informs.
A Diplomatic Conference was held in Geneva from May 11 to 21, 2015 and adopted the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
The Geneva Act allows the international registration of geographical indications (GIs), in addition to appellations of origin, and permits the accession to the Lisbon Agreement by certain intergovernmental organizations.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry concluded by thanking delegations from all WIPO member states for their very constructive engagement. He said all delegations showed “an openness to discuss different approaches in a very positive spirit.”
According to WIPO, the President of the Diplomatic Conference Ambassador Luis Enrique Chávez Basagoitia, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the diplomatic conference and called the adoption of the Geneva Act a “transcendental moment” for the Lisbon Union and WIPO.