Venezuela

VENEZUELA

GDP: $276,30 BILLION
IMPORTS: $9,1 BILLION
POPULATION: 28,486.596
TOTAL AREA: 916,445 KM2
CURRENCY: BOLÍVAR SOBERANO (BS.) (VES)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.

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 Gazette. Substantive examination. Decision

Opposition:

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.

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