On 7 September, through the Legislative Decree N.1397 Peru introduced Geographical Indications (as well as Traditional Specialty Guaranteed) under the scope of application of its national Intellectual Property law.
Together with Appellations of Origin already covered by the national law, the Geographical Indications’ scheme (the TRIPs definition is used in the Legislative Decree to define it) is now available in the country and will contribute to the development of rural communities, local producers and small enterprises. As of October 2018, 10 Appellations of Origin have been recognized in Peru – Have a look at oriGIn worldwide GIs Compilation to find more information about them..
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For more information about GIs protection at the national level see the respective category in the section Policy and Advocacy