Apoyo a la innovación y obstáculos al registro de propiedad intelectual: el caso del Ecuador

Authors

  • Juan Fernández-Sastre Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Quito-Ecuador
  • Miryan P. Llumiquinga Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Quito-Ecuador

Keywords:

patents; trademarks; innovation policy; developing countries; intellectual property systems; propensity score matching

Abstract

Using data from the 2015 Ecuadorian Innovation Survey and through the inverse probability weighting methodology, we analyze the impact of innovation support programs on the perception of companies on the obstacles that emerge when registering intellectual property. The results indicate that participating in programs reduces the perception of all obstacles, although only for those companies that use formal appropriation mechanisms to protect their innovations. Additionally, it is observed that programs reduce the perception of obstacles associated with the registration of patents, utility models and industrial designs more than those associated with the registration of trademarks. Based on these results, the suitability of support programs to facilitate the intellectual property registration process is discussed.

Published

2022-12-27

How to Cite

Fernández-Sastre, J. ., & Llumiquinga, M. P. . (2022). Apoyo a la innovación y obstáculos al registro de propiedad intelectual: el caso del Ecuador. Journal of Technology Management &Amp; Innovation, 17(4), 63–76. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/3973

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Section

Research Articles