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Oaxaca Cajones area silkworm producers receive official WIPO protection

They present to WIPO, the Declaration of Geographical Indication of the Silkworm of San Pedro Cajonos

  • The geographical area of ​​protected production is the municipalities of San Pedro Cajonos; San Francisco Drawers; San Miguel Cajonos Agency of the municipality of San Francisco Cajonos; Santo Domingo Xagacia; San Pablo Yaganiza and San Mateo Cajonos

Oaxaca is once again before the eyes of the world.

Last Friday was presented to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the declaration of Geographical Indication of the Silkworm, of San Pedro Cajonos.

With this, the preservation and breeding work carried out in the Silkworm Sanctuary, in Oaxaca, is protected, the Oaxacan government reported in a statement.

Taking as a framework, the event “Industrial property and MSMEs, key pieces for economic recovery”, the Director-General of WIPO, Daren Tang, celebrated the work carried out by the women and men of San Pedro Cajonos, seeking to have this type of certificate that represents an added value and protection for their crafts.

He also announced that this organization will work hand in hand with the artisans of that mountain region to strengthen the marketing of their products. 

For her part, the Oaxacan artisan, Genoveva Martínez, pointed out that it is extremely important for them to have this great distinction and recognition from the authorities and it is one of the first steps to publicize nationally and internationally their products made with native silk from the region. Cajonos sector, in Oaxaca.

The products covered by the Geographical Indication are silk thread obtained from the breeding and processing of silkworms of the genus Bombyx Mori. The geographical area of ​​protected production is the municipalities of San Pedro Cajonos; San Francisco Drawers; San Miguel Cajonos Agency of the municipality of San Francisco Cajonos; Santo Domingo Xagacia; San Pablo Yaganiza and San Mateo Cajonos in the State of Oaxaca. 

The artisan explained that the Geographical Indication contributes to the development of the Cajonos sector, which is made up of at least 5 municipalities in the northern highlands of the state of Oaxaca, in addition, the use and exploitation generate important economic gains in the commercialization and export of our products, as well as an economic spillover effect is created, even in the tourist field.

Other benefits of having a geographical indication are that the consumer and marketers know the products and trust the quality.

In the same way, standards or a code of practice or regulation of use are established to generate traceability, verification and control systems in order to guarantee quality and conformity.

It should be noted that during this activity, which took place at the headquarters of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), there was a photographic exhibition detailing the process of making textiles with silkworm thread and with the presence of the artisan Lidia Cruz Méndez, who gave a demonstration of the use of the backstrap loom.

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