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Intellectual property protection in Ecuador

Intellectual property system in Ecuador

1. Ecuador general info

Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia to the North, Peru to the East and South, and the Pacific Ocean to the West. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific. The capital city is Quito, while the largest city is Guayaquil. The total population in Ecuador was estimated at 16.5 million people in 2016.

International Country Code: EC

Time zone: UTC–5                           

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Brief information about Patent registration in Ecuador (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Ecuador (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Ecuador

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Ecuador

2. IP Legal Base in Ecuador

Intellectual Property Law
Regulations under the Law on Intellectual Property
Decision of the Andean Community No.486 Establishing the Common Industrial Property Regime
Regulations for the Common Industrial Property Regime

3. International organizations/agreements

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Protocol of Amendment Establishing the Andean Community and the Andean Integration System (Protocol of Trujillo)
Treaty establishing the Andean Parliament
Andean Subregional Integration Agreement (Cartagena Agreement)

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual Property
National Directory of Industrial Property
Av. República 396 y Diego de Almagro
Edificio FORUM 300
Planta Baja, Mezzanine, Piso 1, Piso 3,
Piso 5, Piso 8 y Piso 12.
Phone: (593) 23 940 000
Fax: (592) 22 508 026
Email: info@iepi.gob.ec    

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Ecuador are available in the fee calculator.

The above information was verified on 16/08/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Ecuadorian IP Laws