Framework legislation

  • 1883 - Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (incl. GIs) (English, French)
  • 1891 - Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods (English, French)
  • 1958 - Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (English, French)
  • 1967 - WIPO Convention (English, French)
  • 1975 - Model Law for Developing Countries on Appellations of Origin and Indications of Source: This model law was prepared by WIPO with the aid of a committee of experts from developing countries (English, French).
  • 1976 - Lusaka Agreement on the creation of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation(ARIPO), Revised
  • 1977 - Bangui Agreement on the creation of an African Intellectual Property Organisation(OAPI), Revised (English, French)
  • 1989 - Protocol Regarding to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (English, French)
  • 1994 - WTO TRIPS Agreement, part regarding Geographical Indications
  • 2015 - Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (English, French)
  • 2015 - Main Provisions and Benefits of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement (WIPO), (English, French)


Country specific legislation

Legend: . Bangui Agreement . Lusaka Agreement