Trademarks require renewals, every 10 years, to maintain its protection. When it comes to safeguarding your trademark, proactive renewal and meticulous maintenance are vital. At Bermeo & Bermeo Law Firm, we simplify this process and offer comprehensive solutions to ensure your trademark remains registered.
Trademarks have ten years of protection from the registration date and can be renewed indefinitely. Our team guarantees a seamless trademark renewal process, adhering to all regulations. Don’t procrastinate – renewals should be submitted either six months before the expiration date or within the six-month grace period following its expiration.
Beyond renewals, trademark maintenance is equally important. Local law mandates that every change in ownership, whether through assignment, merger, change of name or address, should be recorded. Our experts handle these intricate matters, ensuring your trademark remains legally sound and up-to-date.
Intellectual Property Expertise
Beyond renewals and maintenance, we excel in providing legal counsel for Intellectual Property transactions, including licensing, franchising, and distribution agreements. Our negotiation skills and local expertise ensure your interests are safeguarded.
When you choose Bermeo & Bermeo Law Firm, you’re selecting a foreign partner committed to the long-term success and protection of your trademark.
The Maintenance Process
- Data Validation (Recommended): It is recommended to confirm how the trademark was registered at the TM office and what their records show before filing a recordal. This increases the chance of a straightforward procedure without office actions.
- Application: For renewals, applications can be submitted either six months before the expiration date or within the six-month grace period following its expiration. For Assignments, Changes of Name or Changes of Address, the applications may be submitted as soon as the change is effective.
Advantageous Filing Process: Ecuador’s trademark filing process allows you to submit the application completing the documentation at a later stage.
- Official Fee: includes the filing fee.
- Full Name and Address of Applicant.
- Legalized Power of Attorney with Apostille (if applicable). One Power of Attorney (PoA) per applicant is typically sufficient.
- Assignment, Change of Name or Change of Address document duly legalized with Apostille (if applicable).
- Examination: The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) ensures the application’s accuracy and documentation completeness. In cases where discrepancies are identified, an office action will be issued, requiring necessary clarifications or documentation.
- Recordal Certificate.