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)

Patents

(60 days)

Industrial Designs

(30 days)

Distinctive Signs
(30 days)
660 December 27, 2019 10 days Expired Expired
662 January 31, 2020 32 days 2 days 2 days
663

(Twice monthly)

February 14, 2020 N/A N/A 12 days
664 February 28, 2020 50 days 20 days 20 days
665

(Twice monthly)

March 13, 2020 N/A N/A 30 days
666 April 22, 2020 60 days 30 days 30 days
667

(Twice monthly)

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.

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