Polmos Siedlce secured registrations for its well-known marks CHOPIN VODKA after an initial rejection for alleged violation of Frédéric Chopin's name and likeness.
The IP Appeal Board reversed the decision, granted the registrations and sets a new precedent in Ecuador.

Read more: Chopin Vodka Secures TM Protection

The legal battle between Chile and Peru over the appellation of origin PISCO involves discussions regarding the fabrication process, quality, flavour and of course trademarks. Should the Ecuadorian Trademark office cancel the mark PISCO SOTAQUI from a Chilean company if the government of Peru challenged it?  

Read more: Pisco Chile vs Pisco Peru

Whether or not to record a license agreement before the Ecuadorian Trademark Office is governed by a contradiction between Andean laws, case law and local laws. Maintaining the register up to date is not only a legal requirement, but also very important when dealing with cancellation actions, issues of standing and with third parties in general.

Bermeo successfully represented Musidor B.V., the Dutch agent of the Rolling Stones, in an opposition against Boca del Pozo for an infringing trademark
application on the Stones’ famous “Tongue and Lips” trademark.

Read more: Rolling Stones v. Boca del Pozo

New Patent Annuity Regulations in Ecuador changed the calculation of deadlines and fees.

Read more: Patent Annuities