Persons having their permanent addresses or seats in the Slovak Republic may apply for international registration of designation of origin according to the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration through the Office at the territory of the parties to the Agreement (Algeria, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Czech Republic, France, Gabon, Georgia, Haiti, Israel, Congo, Korea, Costa Rika, Cuba, Hungary, Mexico, Moldavia, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Serbia and Monte Negro, Italy, Togo, Tunisia). International registration of designation of origin has the same effects as the registration of the designation of origin by the Office. If the protection relating to internationally registered designation of origin is refused for the territory of the Slovak Republic, it is deemed not to have been registered in the Slovak Republic.
Persons having their permanent addresses or seats in the Slovak Republic may after approval of the specification of agricultural product or foodstuff by the Ministry of agriculture apply with the Office for registration of designations of origin or geographical indications for agricultural product or foodstuff under the Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2081/92 of 14 July 1992, on the Protection of Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin for Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs.
The parties without a residence or seat in the Slovak Republic have to be represented in the proceedings on designations of origin or geographical indications by an authorised representative (Act No. 344/2004 Coll. on Patent Attorneys).