September 25, 2020

North Korea signs on to global intellectual property treaty: WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization treaty covers local export products

North Korea signed on to a global treaty on intellectual property protections this week in Geneva, according to an announcement by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The treaty, known as the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Convention, is designed to protect the identity of export products that are uniquely linked to a particular location — for example, Darjeeling tea and Scottish whiskey.