The "Código Orgánico de la
Economía Social de los Conocimientos, Creatividad e
Innovación," (Organic Code on Social Economics of
Know-how, Creativity and Innovation), which supersedes the current
Intellectual Property Law, was recently published on December 9,
As indicated in Article 1 of said Code, "The purpose of
this code is to regular the National System of Science, Technology,
Innovation and Ancestral Knowledge...and to primarily coordinate it
with the National Education System, the Higher Education System and
the National Cultural Studies System, for the purpose of
establishing a legal framework in which the social economics of
knowledge, creativity and innovation are structured."
Specifically, and as justified in the whereas clauses of this
new Code: "...the Intellectual Property Law of 1998 is not
consistent with the rights and guarantees established in the
Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador", considerable changes
are introduced in the current intellectual property regulation:
designs, plant variety rights, trademarks and trade names, paying
particular attention to copyright and patent regulations.
As for such regulations, it is necessary to point out the
limitation placed on what is considered patentable material, the
requirements established for defining "inventive step",
issues relating to patent revocation and the rights of employees
participating in an inventive activity, among others.
Nevertheless, it must be borne in mind that Decision 486
(Intellectual Property), Decision 345 (Plant Variety Rights),
Decision 351 (Copyrights) and Decision 391 (conventional know-how)
prevail over this lay as Ecuador is a member of the Andean
¡Ven a vernos a la Conferencia Anual de INTA 2017 en Barcelona!
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Nos encontraréis en el Hotel Santos Porta Fira desde el domingo 21 de mayo hasta el martes 23 de mayo en la sala Europa ubicada en la planta 24th. Estamos a 5 minutos del Recinto Ferial Fira Gran Vía.
El 27 de diciembre de 2016, fue publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Federación un Acuerdo que modifica lineamientos para el uso del Portal de Pagos y Servicios Electrónicos (PASE) del Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI), en trámites de solicitudes de marca y aviso comercial.
Recently the Nice International Classification of Products and Services, a system used to categorize trademark applications, has been updated once again, with the entry into force of the 11th Edition on January 1, 2017.
Under the Mexican Trademark Law there is no obligation to use a trademark until renewal time is reached in the 10th year as of the filing date of the registration to be renewed and when filing the application for renewal it is only necessary to declare under oath that the mark has been used during a term of the last three years.
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