DESIGNS

VENEZUELA

GDP: $381,3 BILLION
IMPORTS: $59.32 BILLION
POPULATION: 30,69 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 916,445 Km2
CURRENCY: BOLÍVAR FUERTE (VEF)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: NO
Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO

Applicable Law:

1995 Industrial Property Law

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

No

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:

No

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney notarised and legalised by means of the Apostille. Assignment document notarised and legalised. Drawings. Summary and description. Priority document when applicable.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

No

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Publication in newspaper. Publication in official gazzette. Substantive examination. Decision.

Opposition:

Yes. Before granting

Average time from filing to grant:

More than 8 years, due to the backlog currently existing

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from the granting date. Renewals not available

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