IMPORTS: $9,1 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 916,445 KM2
CURRENCY: BOLÍVAR SOBERANO (BS.) (VES)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO.
1995 Industrial Property Law.
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available:
Formal filing requirements:
Power of Attorney notarised and legalised by means of the Apostille.
Assignment document notarised and legalised.
Summary and description.
Priority document when applicable.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Publication in newspaper. Publication in official Gazette. Substantive examination. Decision
YES, before granting.
Average time from filing to grant:
More than 8 years, due to a considerable backlog at the Patent Office.
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years, counted from the registration date.