Recently the demand for registration of appellations of origin (“AO”) and geographical indications (“GI”) aka known as ‘regional brands’ has been growing, the more so after Russia joined the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement late December 2022, which should significantly facilitate for Russian applicants the protection of their regional brands abroad.
Our IP team has been advising its clients on issues relating to legal protection of AOs and GIs abroad and in Russia for a long time. Anna Velichko, a member of the IP team, has been qualified as a certified trademark attorney specializing on AOs and GIS, so our IP services now cover registration of AOs and GI’s as well.
Our team is always ready to provide assistance in protection and registration of AOs and GIs. To ask any questions or discuss the best protection strategy please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org