The headquarters agreement with the State, in which the organization is headquartered, provides that working capital provides for advances when working capital is not sufficient. The amount of these advances and the conditions under which they are granted are subject to separate agreements between that state and the organization. Source: www.wipo.int/lisbon/en/news/2020/news_0001.html. (7) [Audit] The audit is carried out by one or more Member States of the Special Union or by external auditors, in accordance with the Organization`s financial regulations. They are appointed by the Assembly with their approval. 4. [Possible joint application in the case of a cross-border geographic area] In the case of a geographical area of origin consisting of a cross-border geographical area, the riparian contracting parties may, in accordance with their agreement, make a joint application through a generally designated competent authority. The Lisbon Convention on the Protection of Names of Origin and their International Registration, signed on 31 October 1958, ensures that Member States protect appellations of origin when they are protected in their country of origin. It contains provisions relating to what is considered a designation of origin, safeguards and establishes an international register of origin maintained by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The agreement came into force in 1966 and was revised in Stockholm (1967) and amended in 1979 and 2015. Since May 2015, 30 states have been parties to the convention and 1,000 appellations of origin have been registered.
 The purpose of the agreements is to create a special Union in accordance with Article 19 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883).  Some aspects of the agreement have been replaced by the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights. The contracting parties are members of the same Assembly as the States Parties to the 1967 Act. The amount of royalties covered in paragraph 2 is set by the Assembly on the proposal of the Director-General and set in such a way that the revenues of the Special Union, as well as those from other sources covered in paragraph 2, are, under normal circumstances, sufficient to cover the expenses of the International Office for the Maintenance of the International Registration Service. special contributions from alternative parties or sources from parties or beneficiaries, or both, if and to the extent that revenues from sources covered in points (i) to iv) are not sufficient to cover the expenses decided by the Assembly. Without prejudice in paragraph 4, if the legislation of the part of the original contract permits, the application may be made by the beneficiaries or by a natural or legal person referred to in paragraph 2, paragraph ii). Any amendment that comes into effect under this paragraph binds all states and intergovernmental organizations that, on the effective date of the amendment, are parties or become parties at a later date. 4. [International registrations before accession] On the territory of the accession state and, if the contracting party is an intergovernmental organization, in the territory where the treaty constituting this intergovernmental organization applies, the provisions of this Act apply to the designations of origin and geographical indications already registered under this Act on the effective date of accession, subject to Article 7, paragraph 4, and the provisions of Chapter IV that apply to the effective date of accession.