WIPO and Peru Launch New Project for Indigenous Children

By Espinosa Bellido Abogados

WIPO and Peru Launch New Project for Indigenous Children

Named “Uchi CreActivo: Sowing Value Through IP in the Awajun Children”, the project is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of protecting the stories and drawings of children and adolescents of the indigenous community. Currently more than 100 children have registered their creative works in Amazonas region under the program.

The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) of Peru will implement the project under WIPO’s COVID-19 Response Package as it will build local capacities to replicate this successful experience in other regions of the country, especially those heavily impacted by the pandemic. The project comprises three phases:

-An IP Playhouse and educational games for Awajún children, providing tailored IP knowledge with a focus on collective knowledge, cultural heritage, and artistic expressions;

-The development of IP commercialization strategies for selected traditional knowledge-based products created by Awajún children; and

-A mentoring program for Indecopi’s regional offices to replicate the experience with Awajún children in other regions of Peru.

The WIPO’s COVID-19 Response Package aims to help member states deal with the pandemic, as well as leverage intellectual property to support creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurship needed for job creation, investment, enterprise growth and socio-economic development.

Espinosa Bellido Abogados

The Industrial Property work of Estudio Francisco Espinosa Bellido Abogados started in 1941 with Dr. Francisco Espinosa Sánchez, father of current senior partner Dr. Francisco Espinosa Bellido and grandfather of current partner Dr. Francisco Espinosa Reboa.

In its 69 years of outstanding legal work the firm has represented the interests of several national and international clients, companies and foreign correspondents obtaining and defending their industrial property rights in Peru, while also displaying an active and remarkable participation in the direction of professional associations in our speciality.

We specialize in counselling, prosecution and litigation in trademarks, patents, trade names, slogans, industrial designs, copyright, domain names, enforcement of those rights as well as unfair competition.

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