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The State Duma ratified the Geneva Act of the Treaty for the Protection of Regional Brands


MOSCOW Dec 16 The State Duma approved the bill on Russia's accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement, which allows registering the geographical name of the place of production of goods at the interstate level. support for local producers, as well as to ensure the further integration of Russia into the global systems for the protection of intellectual property. “Under the Geneva Act, owners of appellations of origin and geographical indications are able to apply for protection in several countries by filing one application in one language, which reduces costs at an international registration “, – says the explanatory note. The Geneva Act aims to modernize and improve the international system of protection of signs indicating the geographical origin of product, as well as expanding the list of objects of protection, it also provides for the protection of geographical indications. “The draft federal law” On the accession of the Russian Federation to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications “was developed in pursuance of instructions following the meeting of the Prime Minister Of the Russian Federation M.V. Mishustin with members of the Council of the House of the Federation Council on February 24, 2021, “the explanatory note also says. The adoption of the bill gives the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) additional powers to consider applications for international registration of appellations of origin and geographical indications. The State Duma adopted in the second reading the bill on the extension of the dacha amnesty

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