Meaning of SIGNATURE in English
BAD : The signature of the new protocol took place in Rio de Janeiro.
GOOD : The signing of the new protocol took place in Rio de Janeiro.
signature = your name, written in the way that you usually write it on a cheque, business letter etc: 'These letters need your signature, Mr Ross.' 'You can tell by the signature if the painting is genuine.'
To refer to the event at which two or more people sign a legal or formal agreement, use signing : 'The signing of the peace agreement is scheduled to take place in Zurich at the end of the month.'
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012