The Lisbon Agreement
The African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) has acceded to the Lisbon Agreement.
The Lisbon Agreement provides for the international protection of appellations of origin and geographical indications through a single WIPO procedure. According to the official announcement appellations of origin and geographical indications are ‘designations which require a qualitative link between the product to which they refer and its place of origin.’
Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications: Accession by the African Intellectual Property Organization (Lisbon Notification No. 54