2nd Sep 2016

baja tasa patente

Since the last increase in the Ecuadorian patent official fees, enacted in 2014, the number of patent applications filed in Ecuador decreased drastically. In addition, a number of social organizations and some foreign entities brought legal actions against such an increase. The claims mainly argued that the approved official fees were higher than those of other Andean Member countries, they were not justified considering the cost of patent services rendered in Ecuador, and that the discounts granted to some national entities were discriminatory to foreign applicants.

According to Resolution 001-2016-CD-IEPI, dated 3 August 2016 and published in the Ecuadorian Official Gazette No. 822 on 19 August 2016, the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Institute (IEPI) has reduced the official fees for some patent services in Ecuador. The change substantially reduces application and examination fees and the patent annuity fees, as follows:

 

Previous Offical fees

New Official fees

(in force as of August 19, 2016)

Filing the patent application (up to 10 claims)

$2816.13

$495.33

Each additional claim over 10th

$130.61

$55.07

Annuity Year 1

$1143.42

$125

Annuity Year 2

$1,331.89

$145

Annuity Year 3

$1,551.43

$168.20

Annuity Year 4

$1,807.16

$195.11

Annuity Year 5

$2,105.05

$226.33

Annuity Year 6

$2,452.03

$262.54

Annuity Year 7

$2,856.21

$304.55

Annuity Year 8

$3,327.02

$353.28

Annuity Year 9

$3,875.43

$409.80

Annuity Year 10

$4,514.23

$475.37

Annuity Year 11

$5,258.34

$551.43

Annuity Year 12

$6,125.10

$639.66

Annuity Year 13

$7,134.73

$742

Annuity Year 14

$8,310.78

$860.72

Annuity Year 15

$9,680.69

$998.44

Annuity Year 16

$11,276.41

$1,158.19

Annuity Year 17

$13,135.16

$1,343.50

Annuity Year 18

$15,300.30

$1,558.46

Annuity Year 19

$17,822.33

$1,807.81

Annuity Year 20

$20,760.07

$2,097.06

Patentability examination (+ 10% per page as from 20th)

$1510.40

$596,49

Leave a Reply

*