This figure is intimately related to Mexico, which has declarations of protection for appellations of origin such as tequila, mezcal, talavera, olinala, mango ataulfo, sotol and café de Veracruz, among others.

An appellation of origin corresponds to the name of a geographical region of the country that serves to designate a product originating therefrom, and whose qualities or characteristics derive exclusively from the geographical environment, whether by natural or human factors.

The owner of designations of origin will always be the State. However, individuals who meet certain criteria can obtain authorization to use them.