Oscar Mago November 7 2022 Indecopi enters into new IP collaborations OMC Abogados & Consultores | Intellectual Property - Peru Oscar Mago Intellectual Property Collaboration with National Institute of Industrial Property of ChileCollaboration with Federal Institute of Intellectual Property of SwitzerlandWIPO agreementThe National Institute of the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (Indecopi) has entered into various new collaborations to promote the use of IP tools in Peru.Collaboration with National Institute of Industrial Property of ChileOn 5 October 2022, Indecopi entered into a collaboration with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile to promote the use of IP tools to foster:scientific and technological development;innovation;industrial competitiveness; andtechnology transfer.As a result, the collaboration aims to boost the economic progress of both countries. The collaboration, which will last for five years, was preceded by a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation, signed on 2 October 2017.Collaboration with Federal Institute of Intellectual Property of SwitzerlandOn 11 October 2022, Indecopi entered into a collaboration with the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property of Switzerland. This development follows the entry into force of the Peruvian-Swiss Project on Intellectual Property in June 2019. It seeks to help parties in the private, academic and civil sectors to make better use of their IP rights (ie, trademarks, patents and copyrights) to promote their development.The project will entail:improved use of the patent and industrial design systems by the private sector and research institutes;the strengthening of Peru's systems of appellations of origin, geographical indications, collective trademarks and guaranteed traditional specialties;greater awareness of copyright tools by the creative industries and those responsible for their enforcement; andsupport for the government's efforts to promote the protection of traditional knowledge related to biological resources.WIPO agreementOn 4 October 2022, Indecopi entered into an agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The agreement aims to:promote the use and registration of collective trademarks, especially by entrepreneurs and small producers; andstrengthen the capacities of the staff working in the technology and innovation support centres that WIPO promotes in Peru, through Indecopi, in universities and research centres throughout the country.It is expected that the agreement will lead to the execution of projects and programmes to deepen knowledge of national and international regulations on intellectual property, consumer protection and competition policies.For further information on this topic please contact Oscar Mago at OMC Abogados & Consultores by telephone (+51 502 6467 or +51 635 0641) or email ([email protected]). The OMC Abogados & Consultores website can be accessed at omcabogados.com.pe.