Pisco liquor bottles seized by local authorities
The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) seized more than 500 bottles of liquor with the designation of origin “Pisco,” despite the fact that the producer does not have proper authorization to use the designation.
The seizure was made in the city of Chincha, in the region of Ica, after a raid made by INDECOPI. During that raid 21 local businesses were visited, including wineries and shops, to check if the liquor was being commercialized with the denomination of origin Pisco with the proper the authorization of use.
Some beverages wrongly using the mark PISCO were also tested and found to contain impurities that constitute a risk to consumer health. Considering this situation, the Department of Distinctive Signs of INDECOPI immediately adopted the appropriate legal action against those producers or marketers.