Friday, 18 October 2013

Brazil is lacing up

The Brazilian Journal of Industrial property published on 24th September (No 2229) brings the news that the Instituto nacional da Propiedade Industrial (INPI) had granted a GI certificate to ‘Renda do Cariri Paraibano’ produced by local artisans.

The Cariri Paraiba was awarded an Indicação de Procedência (Indication of Source), a type of GI that refers to the name of the place that has become recognized as producing a producr or service – in this particular case the good in question is ‘handmade lace’

The cities that comprise the geographical boundaries of the said GI are: Congo, Prata, Sumé, Monteiro, Zabelê, Camalaú, São Sebastião do Umbuzeiro e São João do Tigre. The Conselho das Associações, Cooperativas, Empresas e Entidades vinculadas a Renda Renascença do Cariri Paraibano (CONARENDA) is the entity responsible for the GI.
CONARENDA’s president, Ms Nubia Pinheiro said the Association intends now to use ‘labels’ indicated the GI granted.


This is the second GI granted in Brazil regarding ‘handmade lace’. Last year INPI granted a GI in the form of Indicação de Procedência to ‘renda irlandesa de Divina Pastora’ located in Sergipe.

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