More than 2,000 bottles of liquor marked with the Designation of Origin (DO) Pisco were confiscated recently because they did not have authorization to use it.

The seizures were made by the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) in conjunction with the National Superintendence of Tax Administration (Superintendencia Nacional de Administración Tributaria – Sunat).

The operation was carried out in the city of "Chincha," in which 37 local wineries were inspected and found to be producing liquor bottles marked with the DO Pisco. This resulted in legal actions against those producers and marketers.

In a similar seizure process conducted by Indecopi in October 2015, 506 liquor bottles were seized, which did not have the authorization to use the DO Pisco.

Originally published in on 20 January 2016

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