Ecuador’s New IP Law: Key Changes and Provisions

The “Code for the Social Economy of Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation” was published on December 9, 2016 and repeals and replaces Ecuador’s previous national intellectual property law. Background As a member of the Andean Community, the relevant intellectual property provisions in Ecuador are Andean Decisions 345 (Plant Varieties), 351 (Copyright), 391 (Traditional Knowledge), and 486 […] [ more ]

Instructive for the Modification of the Marketing Authorization for Pharmaceuticals Upon Expiration of a Patent

The National Agency for Health Inspection, Regulation and Monitoring (ARCSA), has issued an instructive setting out a procedure relating to the modification of a marketing authorization upon expiration of a patent, which will apply to all owners of marketing authorizations of pharmaceuticals registered in Ecuador whose patent has expired. The provisions are as follows: ARCSA […] [ more ]

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 ]

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