Update of Copyright Management Software of local PTO
The updating of the software for copyright registry management (GDA) used by the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Institute (IEPI) has been recently overseen by technology staff consultant of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
After an author applies — either in person or online — for a copyright before the IEPI, a file is opened. Afterwards it is forwarded to the experts that analyze the work, and finally the GDA creates a record. This system is applied to all the copyright registries in Ecuador.
“The IEPI had a GDA system dating back to 2006, and which has now been upgraded. Moreover, the capacity of servers where the GDA system is located has been increased in order to avoid mistakes when opening a record or searching on its database,” says WIPO technology consultant Hernán Urrutia.
Urrutia, who is also training the IEPI staff on the use of the newly updated computer platform, says that the enhancement of this tool will make it more reliable for authors registering works in Ecuador.