COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR
CAPITAL : QUITO
LANGUAGE : SPANISH
ECUADOR is part of the ANDEAN COMMUNITY, to which Colombia, Bolivia and Peru also belong to. The Andean Community has a common Intellectual Property Regime known as DECISION - 486, applicable to all the four member states, to which they all have to adhere.
Following can file Design Applications:
a). Author of the Design
b). Employer of the author if Design made during course of employment
c). Person contracting the author to make the design
d). Person to whom the author has assigned the design in writing.
2 or more persons owning interests in the design must apply jointly.
Upon receipt of the application, it is verified to ensure formalities and procedural compliances. In the event any corrections are required, applicant is notified for correction and re-submission within a prescribed time, else, application is considered abandoned.