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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Patricia Covarrubia

Brazil: A sweet ending

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The Brazilian IPO (INPI) left 2019 with a sweet Geographical Indication (GI).

The INPI published on the Revista da Imóvel Industrial (RPI) nº 2554, December 2019, the granting of ‘Capanema’ for the product ‘melado batido e melado escorrido’. The word ‘melado’ means syrup and in this publication, we learn that the syrup is for both ‘beat’ and ‘drained’. The syrup is produced by the use of muscovado sugar from cane sugar, also known as ‘brown cane sugar’.

The defined geographical area is located in the municipality of Capanema, Paraná. Capanema currently has 8 agro-industries and 16 sugar cane producers. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, they produce 400 tons of sugar cane per year and nine thousand kilograms of ‘melado’ per month. The GI was granted on behalf of the Associação de Turismo Doce Iguassu.

This registration becomes the 8th for Paraná.

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia