The Ecuadorian IP Office rejected three oppositions filed on the grounds of trademark BLACK DAYS against one of the largest Ecuadorian drug store chains for BLACK FYBECA DAYS AND DESIGN in classes 03, 05, and 44.
La Oficina de Propiedad Intelectual de Ecuador rechazó tres oposiciones presentadas por la marca BLACK DAYS contra una de las mayores cadenas de farmacias ecuatorianas para la marca BLACK FYBECA DAYS Y DISEÑO en las clases 03, 05 y 44.
Yesterday, November 22, 2022, in Geneve, Switzerland, Mr. Marcus Höpperger on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO presented the "Status Report on the Protection Against Unfair Competition in WIPO Member States.
This report was commissioned by WIPO and “prepared by Martin Senftleben, Professor and Director, Institute for Information Law (IViR),University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in collaboration with a group of international experts who prepared country and region reports. The Report takes stock and explores which categories of unfair competition (unfair behaviour in the marketplace) play a role in unfair competition law and practice in the different regions of the world.

Non-traditional marks are one of the many ways that brands can be protected. Whenever a sound reminds you of a product or service, or reminds you of a certain source it is probably protectable by a trademark. Examiners do not always know how to deal with these creative applications so it is key to file them correctly.

Las marcas no tradicionales son unas de las muchas formas de proteger marcas. Cuando un sonido nos recuerda a un producto, servicio o determinada empresa, probablemente sea protegible mediante un registro marcario. Los examinadores no siempre saben cómo proceder con éstas solicitudes creativas, es importante presentarlas correctamente.

In 2005, INTA issued a Board Resolution establishing guidelines for countries electing to establish famous and well-known marks (FWKM) registries so they could adopt certain practices—clearly outlined in the resolution—that align with international standards and afford legal certainty concerning rights in well-known marks. Seventeen years later, INTA’s FWKM Committee has concluded a survey of these registries to determine how INTA’s recommended best practices have been adopted.

One hundred and one years ago, our founding partner, Dr. Vicente Bermeo Lañas was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. 

He achieved his law degree thanks to his mother’s support to have a professional in the family. He accomplished her wishes when founding one of the leading international practice law firms before being appointed as a Supreme Court Justice. Three generations later, we still continue his legacy with the strong foundations and values he taught us. 

Today we honor his wisdom and share some of his advice with our LEGAL PRACTICE 101 series.

Hace 101 años nació nuestro socio fundador, Dr. Vicente Bermeo Lañas, en Guayaquil Ecuador.

Obtuvo su título de abogado y lo dedicó a su madre, "como respuesta a su fe y resolución inquebrantable de hacer de su hijo un profesional." Cumplió con su deseo al fundar una de las firmas líderes en práctica internacional antes de ser nombrado Ministro de la Corte Suprema. Luego de tres generaciones, continuamos con su legado con las bases y valores que nos enseñó.

Ahora, honramos su sabiduría y compartimos sus recomendaciones en esta PRÁCTICA LEGAL 101