On July 18, Peru deposited the instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indication, in the context of the Sixty-third series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO, held in Geneva from July 14 to 22. The Geneva Act will enter into force in Peru on October 18, 2022, covering then 38 jurisdictions.
Peru counts with 10 appellations of origin protected for agricultural products and handicrafts, among them “Pisco” (spirit), “Chulucanas” (ceramics), “Maíz Blanco Gigante Cusco” (corn), “Café Villa Rica” (coffee), “Aceituna de Tacna” (olive), etc. (See all of them in the oriGIn worldwide GIs compilation).
Thanks to the ratification of the Geneva Act the Peruvian appellations of origin and geographical indications will be protected in multiples jurisdictions through a single application filed with WIPO, and the payment of one set of fees.
For more information on the Geneva Act, visit the dedicated page on the oriGIn website.