Region: Venezuela

GI protection in Venezuela: the case of Ají Margariteño

A recent application for the recognition of Ají Margariteño - a chili pepper variety native to Margarita Island - as a GI shows how legal tools can propel regional products onto the international stage.

15 September 2023

Venezuela: Rejoining Andean Community Could be Seismic for Brand Owners

Featured in Americas Trademark Prosecution Review 2023

Venezuela has worked hard to improve its protection framework for intangible assets. However, the possible reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Colombia and Venezuela and the latter's likely return to the Andean Community are the issues preoccupying brand owners in the region.

30 June 2023

Register Tracker Latin America: January-April 2023

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Inbound filings at the Mexican and Brazilian trademark offices rose at the start of 2023, despite declining elsewhere in Latin America, WTR analysis uncovers.

19 June 2023

New regulation on labelling of foods with a high sugar, saturated fat and trans fat content

A recent resolution issued by the Ministry of Popular Power for Health regulates the labelling of manufactured foods whose content is high in sugar, saturated fats and trans fats.

09 March 2023

Do Venezuelan entrepreneurs know the commercial value of their intangibles?

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

SAPI sets criteria for recognition of well-known marks based on Paris Convention and TRIPS Agreement

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’ protected as a geographical indication by the Venezuelan state

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

Parallel imports in Venezuela: international trademark owners beware

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

Geographical indications in Venezuela: latest developments

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

New procedure for the granting of GIs - what you need to know

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

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