For example, last December INDECOPI presented 982 titles collective knowledge to thirteen indigenous communities of San Martin and Amazonas regions –an illustration of what is protected could be:
- Knowledge related to annatto, used to cure conjunctivitis and have been handed down from father to son, for the native community of Kachipampa Kechwa .
- Knowledge related to guava, used to cure upset stomach and used through generations of the native community Mishkiyakillu Kechwa.
Finally, INDECOPI reports that the aim is to “consolidate the rights that these communities have over their collective knowledge that have been preserved and passed down from generation to generation”. INDECOPI’s president added that INDECOPI is committed “to indigenous and rural communities” and “offers these tools to protect intellectual property of such priceless heritage”.