Iran Registers Original Pomegranates, Dates, and Carpets at WIPO

Iran has registered a number of its strategic domestic products at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The products registered at WIPO include the pomegranate of Saveh, dates of Kerman and Bam, and the hand-woven carpets of 14 Iranian regions, according to a report by IRNA, as translated by IFP.

Different types of carpets from Ardakan, Ilam, Torkaman regions, Jargalan, Bojnord, Kurdish regions of Northern Khorasan, Charmahal and Bakhtiari, Qashqai tribes of Fars, Gabbeh of Fars, Lorestan, Mud village of Birjand, Qahestan of South Khorasan, Varamin, and Sonqor of Kermanshah have been registered, according to Mahdi Mirsalehi, an Iranian official from Ministry of Industry.

These strategic products were submitted one year ago, and registered based on Lisbon Agreement [The International System of Appellations of Origin], to which Iran has been a party since 2005, he noted.

The Lisbon System for the International Registration of Appellations of Origin offers a means of obtaining protection for an appellation of origin (AO) in the contracting parties to the Lisbon Agreement through a single registration.

The Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (Lisbon Agreement) was adopted in 1958 and revised at Stockholm in 1967.  It entered into force on September 25, 1966, and is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which keeps the International Register of Appellations of Origin and publishes a bulletin entitled Appellations of origin.

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