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 (including address and nationality). Brief description of the design. Drawings. Assignment document, if applicable, which needs to be notarized and legalized. Priority document, if applicable, which must be certified. Power of Attorney (notarized and legalized). International class, or the type of the goods the design intends to be applied to.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Publicación diferida:

No

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Decision.

Oposición:

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

Average time from filing to grant:

13 months

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from priority date if claimed.

Industrial designs do not pay annuities.

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