Skip to main content
European Commission logo
IP Helpdesk
News article2 September 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

INPI releases a Technical Note regarding the term "Cachaça" in Geographical Indications

On 31 August, the Permanent Committee for the Improvement of Procedures and Examination Guidelines for Trademarks, Industrial Designs, and Geographical Indications (CPAPD) published a Technical Note aiming to improve internal processes while respecting current legal norms and societal expectations.

The CPAPD recognized that "cachaça" is also a typical denomination of the traditional Brazilian beverage born in sugar mills in past centuries. Additionally, "Cachaça" is a product identified with official standards of identity and specific qualities.

Therefore, it has been established that the term "cachaça" can have different meanings - sometimes as a geographical indication and sometimes as the name of a beverage - depending on the context in which it is applied.

As a result, the requirements outlined in that Technical Note will no longer be applied in new registration or modification requests, as well as ongoing registration or modification requests.



Publication date
2 September 2023
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency