>[09.Jul.19] – Geographical Indications - INPI/BR recognizes "Pirenópolis" for silver jewelry
Source: INPI / BR [adapted]
The Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI/BR) has recognized, on 09.Jul.2019, the Geographical Indication "Pirenópolis" as an Appellation of Origin (AO), for ornamental silver craft jewelry. The AO covers the limits of this municipality, in the state of Goiás.
The silver handicrafts began in the 1980s, and over the years, the numbers of artisans grew, and the activity became one of the most expressive of local commerce, and the city became known as the “Silver Capital”.