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IFSP is hired by Sebrae to assist producers with a Geographical Indication request

Contract provides for transfers of up to R $ 1.574.100 by Sebrae to IFSP

  • Published: Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 09h59
  • Last updated on Friday, 30 April 2021, 10:21
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Sebrae hired the IFSP to provide advice for 12 Geographical Indication (IG) projects in the State of São Paulo. The selection of productive arrangements was carried out by Sebrae, based on a diagnosis of the potential of each one to proceed with a GI project. Check out the selected ones: 

Viniculture in Jundiaí

Banana from Vale do Ribeira

Pupunha from Vale do Ribeira

Heron Cafe

Café Circuito das Águas Paulista

Cachaça from the São Paulo Water Circuit

Sweet Potato from Presidente Prudente

Pacaembu Coffee

Vale da Grama Coffee

Taubaté figures

Honey from Vale do Paraíba Paulista

Torrinha Coffee

 

The IFSP's role is to advise producers to build the Geographical Indication request over a three-year period, in accordance with the regulations of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). The contract provides for transfers of up to R $ 1.574.100 by Sebrae to the IFSP, with the intervention of FAI.UFSCar, which will be used to pay the servers and students involved in the project, as well as for the purchase of any necessary inputs.

The IFSP has already supported GI projects since 2018. When the action was initiated, the State of São Paulo had only three recognized GIs: coffee from Alta Mogiana, coffee from the Pinhal Region, and Franca footwear. Through two INOVA notices, 16 Geographical Indication projects were initiated in the State

The Geographical Indication is an acknowledgment that a particular region has become known for the extraction, production or manufacture of a product or for the provision of a service (modality called Indication of Origin), or else for a product or services whose qualities and characteristics if they are due exclusively or essentially to the geographical environment (modality called Denomination of Origin).

Famous cases of Geographical Indication are Champagne, Port Wine, Queas Canastra, among others. 

It is an important tool, because the consumer is not harmed by being deceived about the origin of a certain product or service. Producers, in turn, are valued, and during the process of obtaining the IG, it is expected that there will be reflection on their differentiation, on the guarantee of standards in the processes, on how to appropriate the benefits of IG by expanding their market or generating higher value-added products, among others.

 

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