During the last assembly of the Member States of the WIPO, the president of INDECOPI announced that Peru is willing to advance regarding intellectual property matters to fight against piracy. Thus, Peru will deposit its accession to five treaties that are administered by WIPO, including the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement.
The Lisbon Agreement, and its latest revision, the Geneva Act of 2015, provide for the international protection of appellations of origin and geographical indications through a single procedure with WIPO.
If Peru becomes a party to the latest revision of the Lisbon Agreement (the Geneva Act), it would be the first country in Latin America to do so. Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, and also Peru are currently party to the previous version, the Stockholm (or Lisbon) Act.
To read more (in Spanish), please be referred to INDECOPI's Peru website.
- Publication date
- 18 July 2022