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Due to the situation faced by entrepreneurs in Venezuela with respect to intangible assets, it is crucial to consider the management of IP rights as an investment, and not as an expense.
27 September 2022
Registration rates have fallen at most major Latin America registries this year, but despite volatile application levels, companies in the region continue to eye overseas protection.
21 June 2022
These precedents are significant as the Industrial Property Law, which was reinstated in 2008 following Venezuela’s withdrawal from the Andean Community, does not include provisions on notoriety.
16 June 2022
‘Cacao de Caripito’ is the second protected geographical indication granted to a Venezuelan product in 2021. This follows the establishment of a new procedure for the granting of geographical indications at the end of the previous year.
13 January 2022
Although Venezuela has not been seen as a priority by many international companies when it comes to trademark protection, this could change as a result of measures implemented by the Venezuelan government to stimulate imports.
17 September 2021
Although Venezuela has withdrawn from the Andean Community, which is having a negative impact on filing GIs, recent developments in the procedure for protecting GIs suggest that the practice may be on its way up.
25 June 2021
This update highlights the main requirements that must be met in order to obtain GI protection in Venezuela pursuant to the new procedure established by the Trademark Office late last year.
30 March 2021
In a welcome development for IP rights owners, late last year SAPI announced the direct application of the TRIPS Agreement and other international IP treaties in Venezuela.
25 January 2021
The Venezuelan IP office has rendered a set of its own resolutions - published earlier this year - null and void on the grounds that they had been made by an incompetent authority and were therefore unconstitutional.
14 October 2020
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