Following “Sièges de Liffol” (wood chair) and “Granite de Bretagne” (stone) , “Porcelaine de Limoges” is the third non-agricultural GI recognised by the National Institute of Intellectual property (INPI) of France under the “loi de la consommation” (Consumer Act) of March 2014. The GI will become effective following the publication in the Official Bulletin of Industrial Property (BOPI) on 1 December.
“Porcelaine de Limoges” is a hard-past porcelain entirely manufactured and decorated in the Haute-Vienne Department, in the French region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, where porcelain manufacturing started in the XVIII century, thanks to the presence in the area of kaolin mines. Today the sector is an important source of employment in the region with some 1,200 jobs spread across some 30 companies.
This summary has been extracted from an “oriGIn Alert”, which is a service reserved exclusively to oriGIn members.