Patents: Ecuador

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, PCT & Andean Community.

Patent Types : Patents of Invention (Process & Products).

Novelty Requirements : Universal Novelty

Claiming priority : Yes – 12 Months for regular Patents – and 30 Months for PCT National Phase.

Examination : Yes

Protection Period : 20 Years

Publication : Yes – In the Official Gazette

Annuities : Annually

Grace period for payments : 6 Months

Compulsory Licensing : Yes – under request of third parties

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : The Patent must be used after 3 years of being granted.

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Specification, claims & Drawings (in Spanish). 
  3. Assignment Deed. 
  4. Certified copy of Priority document.
  5. International Classification.

 

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