Programme for the Strengthening of Knowledge Management in the Artisanal Sector

Artesanías de Colombia
Superintendency of Industry and Commerce
Décrivez les principales caractéristiques de la politique/mesure: 

This programme supports research in the artisanal sector so that its significant socioeconomic impact and cultural contribution are valued. This is an initiative with national coverage that aims to safeguard the legal rights of Colombian handicrafts, providing the artisanal sector with the necessary tools to protect their products, through the implementation of collective brands, certifications and designations of origin.

To date the programme has reached more than 80 artisan communities, which have acquired knowledge about intellectual property rights and their potential when applied to crafts, in addition to participating with their products in fairs helping them position and market their brands.

Quels sont les résultats atteints jusqu’à présent grâce à la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure ?: 

Registration of 60 collective brands by artisan communities, twelve (12) declared designations of origin for artisan products and three (3) for typical snacks. In 2019 the designation of origin of the Black Ceramic of La Chamba was achieved, while advancing with the registry of 320 brands; 38 training and awareness raising sessions about intellectual property were carried out.

To date, 65 permits to use the "Colombia Designation of Origin Seal" are in the process of being authorized for artisans of various trades and areas of the country.

Ressources financières allouées à la politique/mesure en dollars américains: 


Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
Nom du partenaireType d'entité
International cooperation
Secteur privé
Territorial entities
Secteur public
La mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure a-t-elle été évaluée ?: 
Si oui, quelles sont les principales conclusions/recommandations ?: 

Thanks to this strategy implemented by the national government and led by Artesanias de Colombia, it has been possible to characterize the artisan population in the country (See second DANE Orange Economy Report, 2019). Opportunities have been identified in the use of design tools to foster traditional craft markets, in addition to the need of linking the crafts sector to other types of industries.

Increasingly, issues related to the protection of cultural heritage and knowledge through intellectual property mechanisms are becoming more relevant and this in turn creates an opportunity for the artisan community to compete in more specialized markets.

Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels