Ecuador

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, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:
The notification by Ecuador to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law establishes that the State recognizes, regulates and safeguards intellectual property acquired in accordance with the law, decisions of the Commission of the Andean Community and the international conventions in force in Ecuador.
Intellectual property encompasses the following:
1. Copyright and related rights;
2. Industrial property, including, inter alia:
(a) Inventions;
(b) Industrial designs;
(c) Layout-designs (topographies) of integrated circuits;
(d) Undisclosed information and trade and industrial secrets;
(e) Trademarks, service marks and commercial slogans;
(f) Distinctive appearances of businesses and commercial establishments;
(g) Trade names;
(h) Geographical indications;
and (i) any other intellectual creation intended for agricultural, industrial or commercial use;
3. Plant varieties.'
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English

Intellectual Property Law (Consolidation No. 2006-13) Intellectual Property Law (Consolidation No. 2006-13), Complete document (pdf) [844 KB] Intellectual Property Law (Consolidation No. 2006-13), Complete document (htm) [241 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Spanish

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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