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 … more

14th Apr 2016

Cotitularidad-imagen

In Ecuador, a mark may be subject to a joint ownership or co-ownership between two or more subjects, and local practice gives support to this statement because multiple brands coexist recorded in regime of co-ownership. The co-ownership rights arising from … more

15th Nov 2015

Bucanero_case

EFFECTS OF TRADEMARK ASSIGNMENTS IN CANCELATION ACTIONS. BUCANERO´s CASE The Industrial Property Committee of the Ecuadorian IP Office has recently ratified that, in IP matters,Andean Decision 486 prevails over all local regulations. BACKGROUNDS: In the present case, 1.-CerveceriaBucanero filed a … more

21st Oct 2014

articulo FCB

In Ecuador, Barça soccer team (FC Barcelona of Spain) filed applications to register its trademark in classes 25, 28 and 41. The most important Ecuadorian soccer team, the Barcelona Sporting Club (BSC), filed oppositions based on several previous trademark registrations … more