This paper aims at analyzing the evolution of deposits and certifications granted as Geographical Indications in Brazil. It also analyses their contributions to the development of the national agro-business. The methodological procedures included an exploratory study and a documentary analysis. The data were collected directly from the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), taking into account the information available in the last 14 years. Taking into consideration the Brazilian system, this theme is still recent, therefore, it is necessary a better understanding and its socialization both in Academic and Business world. Through such research, it was possible to observe that Geographical Indications have been increasing, although there are still some difficulties to be overcome before they are accepted into industrial property system. However, granted geographical indications contributed to national and international agribusiness development.
Key words: Certifications, geographical indications, industrial property, agribusiness.
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