Consolidated Text of Agricultural Laws

Year of Version:2004
Date of Entry into Force:April 16, 2004
Date of Text (Enacted):March 17, 2004
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK), Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
This consolidated text is a compilation of the major laws on agriculture in Ecuador, such as: Agrarian Development law, Law creating the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INIAP), Plant Health Law, Animal Health Law, Seeds law, among others.

Article 14 of the Law creating the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INIAP) states that all scientific and technical information produced by the referred Institute, including genetic material and improvements of animal and plant varieties, remain property of INIAP, in accordance with Intellectual Property Law.
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Codificación de Leyes Agrarias Codificación de Leyes Agrarias, Complete document (pdf) [665 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:EC056