In Ecuador the annuities must be paid from and during the application process and are counted from the presentation in Ecuador or the international filing if it is the case. The deadline for pay each annual fee is the date of the presentation in Ecuador or the international filing if it is the case.
In Ecuador, annuities must be paid in advance, and must be paid before the end of the month from the date of international application.
There is the grace period of 6 additional months is granted. If the annuity is not paid within the period, the patent is automatically abandoned. It is not possible to revive a patent after its abandonment.