Patent requirements


Ecuador patent application requirements and general information


1.- Ecuador Patent application requirements

– Patent Filing service form.
– Patent specifications (abstract, description, claims and drawings) in Spanish and in Word format.
– Copy of any amendment made to the patent specifications if it applies.
– Copy of the priority document, PCT application number or ISR (International search report) if it applies.
– Payment upfront.
– Power of attorney. The template of this document will be sent once the service request is confirmed.


2.- Other information

– Priority: The time limit for the PCT national phase entry is 31 months from the earliest date of priority. For national filings (non-PCT) the term for filing the application claiming conventional priority is 12 months from the priority date. Restoration of this term is not possible.

– Examination: The Request for examination has to be paid within 6 months from the publication date.

-Patent Grant: Once the patent is accepted for registration the applicant must proceed with the payment of Patent Grant fees within 2 months form the acceptance notice. Once the patent certificate is issued we will forward it to the client.

-Maintenance: Annuities will be due every year after granting of the applications.

-Patent term: 20 years from the date of filing of the application.


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