Albania deposited on June 26, 2019, its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
The instrument of accession was deposited with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry by Ambassador Ravesa Lleshi, Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations in Geneva.
The Geneva Act provides producers of quality products linked to origin with faster and cheaper access to the international protection of their products’ distinctive designations.
The Geneva Act further develops the legal framework of the Lisbon System, which helps promote many globally marketed products such as, for example, Darjeeling tea and Café de Colombia.
Accession by Albania brings the number of instruments of accession to the Geneva Act to 3.