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Protecting patent rights in Ecuador
Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados
  • Intellectual Property
  • Ecuador
  • 24 August 2020

The most relevant patent infringement cases in the Ecuadorian pharmaceutical sector are the result of the health and public procurement authorities allowing third parties to market and obtain registries of pharmaceutical products protected by patents without the rights holder's authorisation. However, in a landmark case, the national entity that grants patents penalised the improper and unauthorised use of a pharmaceutical patent using an administrative tutelage process.

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