In Ecuador, being a “first-to-file” country, initiating the registration process promptly is imperative to secure exclusive usage rights. In this legal system, the right to a particular intellectual property, such as a trademark, patent, or industrial design, is granted to the individual or entity that first files the application at the local Intellectual Property Office (Servicio Nacional de Derechos Intelectuales / SENADI).
Should IP infringement occur, having registered patents, trademarks, or copyrights establishes a robust legal foundation to combat infringing parties. This proactive step not only safeguards your interests but also prevents unauthorized utilization of your intellectual property.
With over seven decades of experience, we have honed our skills to provide you with the most comprehensive and effective IP protection strategies. You can rely on us as your dedicated outside counsel as we understand the intricacies of IP protection in Ecuador and are dedicated to guiding you through the complexities.