Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Sometimes required**
Language: Spanish
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes***
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * Power of Attorney forms must be notarized and legalized via either the Apostille procedure or at an Ecuadorian consulate in your home country. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure that is required; note that costs will be incurred for this. If the Power of Attorney is issued for a company, the Notary Public must not only certify the authenticity of the signature, but also confirm that the person(s) who signed is legally capable of doing so.

** In some cases Assignments are required if the Declaration as provided in rule 4.17 is not available on WIPO and if no assignment document was submitted when filing the application, the Ecuadorian PTO will request such assignment document to be submitted after filing the patent application by means of an office action. This assignment has to be signed by the inventors, certified by Notary Public and legalized by means of an Apostille.

*** Excess claims fee: USD 55.07 per claim over 10. An amendment to reduce the claims may be submitted. Any amendments made will incur additional translation costs.

• 1st and 2nd annuity fees are included in national phase entry.


Clarke, Modet & Co.

Established: 1879

Number of Professional Staff: 450+

European Validation RWS European validation agent in Portugal
National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Ecuador, Mexico and Peru
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay

Clarke, Modet & Co. is the largest specialist group in IPR in 10 countries covering Latin America, Spain and Portugal. With more than 450 experts, attorneys and engineers working from 32 offices and supported by a carefully chosen global network of IP agents, they work seamlessly to design the best strategy for your IP portfolio.

With almost 140 years of experience establishes them as the leading one-stop IPR boutique, providing tailor-made solutions in over 180 countries. Their services include:

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