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28 October 2019

INDECOPI publishes draft guide for influencers

Due to the development of social media advertising in recent years, the Peruvian National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property has published a draft guide for influencers.

25 June 2019

Amazon TLD back in limbo as governments rail against e-commerce giant and ICANN

Amazon’s application for the ‘.amazon’ TLD is back on hold after the Colombian government lodged a request for ICANN to reconsider its decision to proceed with the applications. 

18 June 2019

ICANN pushes back on government pressure, prepares to publish ‘.amazon’ PICs

ICANN has written to South American government figures, seeking to push back on pressure to rethink its decision to proceed with the ‘.amazon’ applications.

04 December 2018

Angola brand deadline looms, France and Peru sign IP action plan, and new Chile trademark guidelines: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the United Kingdom’s IP minister seat being vacant once again, question marks over affiliate links on Instagram, puns being encouraged at the Philippines IP office, and much more.

07 November 2017

Peru joins the TMview online search tool

The Peruvian Trademark Office (PTO) has joined the TMview online search tool and made its trademark database available to any interested persons worldwide. This is the result of an agreement signed between the EU Intellectual Property Office and the PTO.

19 October 2016

Domain name dispute resolution in Peru

The World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre has recently issued an important decision after Facebook Inc filed a complaint against Master Inc in order to obtain the transfer of the domain name ‘’.

12 March 2014

INDECOPI suspends '' domain name registration

INDECOPI has ordered Red Científica Peruana - the administrator of the '.pe' ccTLD - to suspend the registration of the domain name ''. INDECOPI based its decision on the fact that the 'Pirate Bay' website has been involved in legal actions in other jurisdictions, and that it has been proven that the website contributes to the violation of third-party IP rights.

07 April 2008

Variation of the UDRP to be adopted

NIC.PE, the registry responsible for the organization of the Peruvian country-code top-level domain, '.pe', has changed its domain name dispute resolution procedure from arbitration to a variation of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. The new procedure will be administered by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

04 May 2007

Court cracks down on online infringement

In Castillo v Metal-Locking SAC, the Administrative Court has ordered Metal-Locking SAC to cease use of several related signs in, among other things, its domain names and email addresses. While noting that there are no specific legislative rules in Peru or the Andean Community as a whole dealing with alleged online infringement, the court held that the use of the signs in question was prohibited as it was likely to cause confusion.