Intellectual Property Law (Consolidation No. 2006-13)

Year of Version:2006
Date of Entry into Force:May 19, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):May 8, 1998
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK), Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Article 1 of this Law provides that the State recognizes, regulates and guarantees the intellectual property rights acquired in accordance with the law, the decisions of the Andean Community Commission and the international conventions in force in Ecuador.

According to Article 1 of this Law, intellectual property shall include rights relating to (1) copyright and related rights; (2) industrial property, which shall comprise, inter alia, rights relating to inventions; industrial designs; layout designs (topographies) of integrated circuits; undisclosed information and trade secrets; trademarks, service marks and commercial slogans; distinctive appearance of business and commercial establishments; trade names, geographical indications; and any other intellectual creation intended for agricultural, industrial or commercial use; and (3) plant varieties.

The Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual Property (IEPI) is recognized under Article 3 of the Law as the administrative body responsible for promoting and protecting, on behalf of the State, the intellectual property rights.

Section 2 of 'Final Provisions' of this Law states: 'The provisions of this Law, the amendments thereto and the repealing provisions thereof shall be in force from the relevant dates of publication in the Official Register.'
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Intellectual Property Law (Consolidation No. 2006-13) Intellectual Property Law (Consolidation No. 2006-13), Complete document (pdf) [844 KB]


Ley de Propiedad Intelectual (Codificación N° 2006-013) Ley de Propiedad Intelectual (Codificación N° 2006-013), Complete document (pdf) [428 KB] Ley de Propiedad Intelectual (Codificación N° 2006-013), Complete document (htm) [466 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:EC031