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Wednesday 13 July 2011

Patricia Covarrubia

Brazil: the great number 10

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Yesterday, July 12, 2011, INPI published the granting of the Geographical Indication (GI) in the form of ‘Indications of Source’(IS) to the golden grass Jalapão, used to make bags, bowls, jewellery and other pieces (application being announced in this blog here).

From the date of the publication, the Association of Artisans in the Region of Golden Grass Jalapão Tocantins has 60 days for the payment of the regulatory fee. After this requirement is fulfilled certification of registration will be issued and Jalapão will become the 10th GI granted to a national product in Brazil.

To wear the No 10 jersey in Brazilian football means not only football skills but also leadership. Therefore, I hope that this number 10 to be given to the golden grass will provide the Association with a good opportunity to demonstrate that they possess all what is expected in the football field: great ability and good management.

Brazil Implementing rules and regulations regarding GIs:
INPI Resolution No. 075 of November 28, 2000
Normative Act No. 134 of April 15, 1997

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia