According to the Law, the Denomination of Origin is a geographical indication that identifies a product originating from a country, a region, a local or a specific place whose quality, reputation or other characteristic is essentially attributable to its geographical origin, including human and natural factors; A denomination of origin is also considered to be that constituted by the denomination of a product that, without being a geographical name, denotes a geographical origin when applied to that product, whose quality, reputation or other characteristic is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.
A geographical indication is defined as the name, expression, image or sign that designates or evokes a country, a region, a local or a specific place.
What is the difference? Both the geographical indication and the denomination of origin are industrial property rights that identify a product as originating in the country or in a region or locality of the national territory, when its quality, reputation or other characteristic is attributable, fundamentally, to its origin. The designation of origin considers other natural and human factors that affect the characterization of the product.