In Resolution No. 0013-220, the National Intellectual Rights Service (SENADI) has clarified how it will calculate the suspension, and subsequent reactivation, of deadlines for oppositions as of May 26, 2020.
The resolution provides a table which sets out the deadlines for filing oppositions against third-party trademark applications published in the Intellectual Property Gazettes, as follows:
|GAZETTE||DATE OF PUBLICATION||DAYS PENDING SINCE SUSPENSION OF DEADLINES
(MARCH 16, 2020)
|660||December 27, 2019||10 days||Expired||Expired|
|662||January 31, 2020||32 days||2 days||2 days|
|February 14, 2020||N/A||N/A||12 days|
|664||February 28, 2020||50 days||20 days||20 days|
|March 13, 2020||N/A||N/A||30 days|
|666||April 22, 2020||60 days||30 days||30 days|
|May 15, 2020||60 days||30 days||30 days|
We have timely notified our clients of all opposition reports from the Intellectual Property Gazettes mentioned in the resolution as part of our regular defense and oversight services for their trademarks in Ecuador. Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has filed oppositions as instructed by our clients within the original deadlines. However, we are ready to file any additional oppositions by the deadlines set by the authority.