Commercial Patents in Ecuador: Registration Process & Requirements

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What is it?

A commercial patent in Ecuador is a legal authorization allowing businesses to operate commercially within the country. This service entails the process of registering your business with the appropriate authority in Ecuador, ensuring that your business operations are officially recognized and protected by law.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for entrepreneurs, business owners, and companies planning to establish or expand their commercial activities in Ecuador. If you’re looking to start a new venture or formalize an existing one, obtaining a commercial patent is crucial. It’s particularly beneficial for those aiming to ensure legal compliance and protect their intellectual property.


  1. Conduct a preliminary business name search to ensure availability.
  2. Prepare the necessary documentation, including identification and business plans.
  3. Submit an application with the relevant Ecuadorian authorities.
  4. Pay the required fees for processing and registration.
  5. Await confirmation and approval from the authorities.
  6. Receive your official commercial patent certificate.

Required documents

  • Valid identification document (passport, national ID)
  • Business plan outlining the nature and scope of the business
  • Proof of address
  • Bank statements or financial records for existing businesses
  • Application form provided by the Ecuadorian authority

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish if originally in another language.
  • Fees may vary depending on the type and size of the business.
  • Approval times can vary; it’s recommended to follow up regularly.
  • Consult with a local lawyer or business consultant if needed.


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