DESIGNS

ECUADOR

GDP: $100,9 BILLION
IMPORTS: $26.22 BILLION
POPULATION: 15,90 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 283,560 Km2
CURRENCY: UNITED STATES DOLLAR (USD)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO

Applicable Law:

Decision 486 of the Andean Commission Community, local IP Law

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

1 year

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:

No

Formal filing requirements:

Identification of the applicant and the designer. Brief description of the design. Drawings. Assignment document, if applicable, which needs to be notarised. Priority document, if applicable, which must be certified. Power of Attorney. International class, or the type of the goods the design intends to be applied to.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

No

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Decision.

Opposition:

Yes. Before granting, withing 30 business days from publication date.

Average time from filing to grant:

13 months

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from the filing date. No renewals are available. Designs do not pay annuities.

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