See the responses to questions 15 and 16 above.
[Answer 15: Yes. Legislative Decree No. 823, Peru's Industrial Property Law, stipulates that the State shall, by the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral agreements, promote the recognition abroad of Peruvian appellations of origin, granting as a matter of reciprocity, protection to foreign appellations of origin by registration in a special section of the Register of Appellations of Origin. Similarly, under Decision 486 the competent national authority may declare protection of appellations of origin of member countries of the Andean Community where the application for such protection is filed by producers, extractors, manufacturers or craftsmen who have a legitimate interest or by the public authorities of those countries. Where the application is filed by a third country, protection may be granted as long as it is provided for in an agreement to which the member country is a party.]
[Answer 16: Article 218 of Decision 486 stipulates that, in the case of recognition of appellations of origin of member countries of the Andean Community, the appellation or origin must have been declared as such in its country of origin. Similarly, Article 219 of Decision 486 stipulates that for countries outside the Andean Community, appellations of origin must have been declared as such in their countries of origin. Accordingly, under the terms of Decision 486, in the case of a foreign appellation of origin not recognized or protected in the country of origin, no application for protection can be made in any country of the Andean Community.]