EU-28: EU Prepares to Join Lisbon Agreement on Geographical Indications

In December 2017, the European Commission published a "roadmap" outlining its intention to prepare legal acts needed for EU accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on geographical indications (GIs). According to the roadmap, EU accession is currently the only option available to protect GIs in a multilateral forum outside the EU. EU membership would be yet another tool for the EU to export its GI protection policy. 

EU-28: EU Prepares to Join Lisbon Agreement on Geographical Indications