Before filing for a registration, it is recommended to request
an Official Phonetic Search. For our VIP clients, we provide this
service on a complimentary basis.
Once we have the confirmation from the client, we file the
application for registration before the IEPI (Intellectual Property
Institute). The registration should be individual for each
international classification to be filed. The distinctive sign is
then published in the IP Gazette to allow oppositions. IEPI makes
an internal review also. When all these steps are completed
(without oppositions/objections) this Institution issues a
Resolution approving the registration. Upon this resolution, the
Certification of the trademark registration is issued and is valid
for 10 years.
The registration process takes around 6-8 months. If oppositions
by third parties are filed, the registration process may take more
time, due that the IEPI should analyze such oppositions, require
evidence, and take a decision. This decision may be appealed or it
is also possible to file an application for revocation.
Documents / information required :
Information of the applicant: Name,
Indication of International class(es)
to be applied. (We can advise)
Power of Attorney translated, or in
Spanish, notarized and apostilled, or Ecuador Consulate
legalization (We will provide a format and advise the process)
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