African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Full Length Research Paper

Geographical indications contributions for Brazilian agribusiness development

Luan Carlos Santos Silva1, João Luiz Kovaleski2, Silvia Gaia2, Luani Back2, Cassiano Moro Piekarski2and Antônio Carlos de Francisco2
1Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil, 2Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Ponta Grossa-PR, Brazil.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 May 2013
  •  Published: 16 May 2013


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.