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Indecopi urges political parties to respect copyright in presidential election

By Espinosa Bellido Abogados - 31/05/2021

The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) of Peru made a call to the two political parties that participate in the current electoral process in the country to respect copyright regulations in all their promotions, advertisements and communications.

Indecopi recalled that the use of music, images, and audiovisual or artistic works, among others, in all type of platforms, need the obligation of prior, express and written authorization of their authors.

“If a candidate wants to change the lyrics of a musical work in order to include a message for the electoral campaign, it must have the prior, express and corresponding written authorization to make such modifications,” Indecopi stated in a press release.

The presidential election will be carried out on 6 June, 2021, to determine the President and the Vice President, between Pedro Castillo, of Peru Libre, and Keiko Fujimori, of Fuerza Popular.

By Espinosa Bellido Abogados - 31/05/2021
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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.