Alcohol wars in Ecuador


Rodrigo Bermeo-Andrade and Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales

2011 was marked by many legal changes affecting international investors in Ecuador, most notably the new Competition (Antitrust) Law and new tax regulations which increase international money transfer taxes.

In relation to case law, the authors have been active in representing parties whose cases constitute new developments in intellectual property (IP) precedents applicable in the country.

Trademark protection

Polish company Polmos Siedlce, producer of Chopin vodka, protected internationally by trademarks Chopin and Chopin + Design, applied for registration of its marks in Ecuador.

Trademark dispute,Chopin, vodka, Ecuador,