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Peru and LaLiga sign agreement to decrease soccer piracy

By Espinosa Bellido Abogados - 08/05/2019
Peru and LaLiga sign agreement to decrease soccer piracy

The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) of Peru and LaLiga of Spain signed a collaboration agreement to protect intellectual property rights in the digital environment throughout the country. Through the agreement, LaLiga will give Indecopi a license for the temporary and non-exclusive use of a software called Lumiere, one of the specialized tools developed by LaLiga to increase the efficiency of research procedures for the protection and defense of its intellectual property rights.

Recently and with the backing of the Alliance against pay-TV piracy (Alianza), Indecopi ordered the blocking of six websites that illegally broadcast matches of LaLiga, the Association responsible for administering the two professional soccer leagues in Spain. “The granting of these measures by Indecopi is an important success story in the battle against audiovisual piracy in Latin America and will serve to consolidate the status of the blocking of access as a means to combating piracy”, LaLiga stated in a press release. “This could see a precedent established that would allow offending websites that are similar in nature to be included in the same operation and therefore speed up the whole process. The measure has been promptly implemented by Peru's leading internet service providers”.

By Espinosa Bellido Abogados - 08/05/2019
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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.