On October 28, 2021, the Russian government approved and sent to parliament a bill on Russia’s accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
Participation in it will allow Russian companies to register intellectual rights abroad, as well as to protect them in the presence of Russian registration.
Today, entrepreneurs, when entering foreign markets, need to apply to the national office of each country separately for registration of either a geographical indication or an appellation of origin.
The government noted that owners of more than 230 regional brands will be able to apply for international registration. Read more