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Ecuador IP Facts
IP Office: IEPI Website: www.iepi.gob.ec
Hague Apostille Convention
Patent Cooperation Treaty-PCT
New Patents filed: 849 (2008 WIPO)
New Patent time line: aprox. 3-4 years
New Trademarks filed: 12.605 (2007 WIPO)
New Trademark timeline: aprox. 10 months.
Ecuador IP Regulations
On January 1 2017 will enter into force a new edition of the Nice Classification for the Registration of trademarks.
Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador are member’s country of the Andean Community. For copyright and related rights matters there is the 351/1993 decision.
For industrial property concerns there is the 486/2000 decision for the countries member's of the Andean Community; Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.