The appellation of origin, on its part, is a special type of geographical indication that usually consists of a geographical name or a traditional designation used for products with specific qualities or characteristics that are essentially due to the geographical environment in which they are produced which implies significantly the intervention of the human factor, such as labor, art, ingenuity and tradition. The concept of geographical indications encompasses designations of origin.

A geographical indication is a sign used for products that have a specific geographical origin and have quality, characteristics or a reputation derived mainly from their place of origin. In general, the geographical indication consists of the name of the place of origin of the products. Geographical indications can be used for a large number of products, either natural, agricultural, handmade or manufacturing.

These are distinguishing signs for a variety of applications, affordable for associations and producer societies, manufacturers, traders or service providers, which must be operated under rules of use previously agreed by the group members.

There are very different creations that can be protected under this designation, such as looms, handicrafts, folk dances and even typical dishes of various regions of the country. The applied figures of the law  are varied, whether works of applied art, designs, industrial models or even marks, depending on the needs of each project.

Products from Mexico recognized as Denominations of Origin




Chile Habanero de la Península de Yucatán

Vainilla de Papantla

Ámbar de Chiapas

Arroz Morelos

Café Veracruz

Café Chiapas

Cacao Grijalba




Mango Ataulfo