New Merger and Other Changes for 2017

2017 is set to be a monumental year for CorralRosales. Not only will I be taking up a position on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association on January 1st, but our firm will also be merging with fellow Ecuadorian IP law firm, Estudio Jurídico Gallegos. The merge officially took place on January […] [ more ]

Reduction in Official Fees for Patents in Ecuador

Following a request from the European Union during commercial treaty negotiations with Ecuador, the Ecuadorian IP Office has issued Resolution No. 001-2016-CD-IEPI (the Resolution), through which it has significantly reduced the official fees applicable to patent applications and their maintenance. Below is an analysis as to the relevant changes:   Filing Fees Fee Former fee […] [ more ]

Decree 1159 and Reference Medications

The Regulations Implementing the Law on Production, Import, Marketing and Sale of Generic Medicines for Human Use has seen a recent reform, in particular through Executive Decree 1159, which removes the requirement that ‘reference medications’, once the patent expires, must modify their product marketing authorization to comply with the labelling requirements of a generic product. […] [ more ]

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