COVID-19’s effect on IP and D&I in Peru


Catherine Escobedo

COVID-19’s effect on IP and D&I in Peru

Angela Villavicencio Varg /

As the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Catherine Escobedo of BARLAW-Barrera & Asociados reflects on how the crisis affected D&I progress and the IP community in Peru.

In Peru, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the government and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) to implement the long-awaited modernisation of their proceedings.

Another advantage has been the widespread acceptance that the virtualisation of work—or at least part of it—was inevitable and that it represents savings in time and money, not only for employers but also for employees.

Working at home has allowed many families to spend more time together and for many parents to get closer to their children. The downside of working during the pandemic is that it has revealed how unequal our society is.

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