September 21, 2018

Venezuela: Absence of Renewals in Venezuela for the Next Five Years

All trademarks registered, or those with renewal dates starting September 18, 2008 and further, are valid for 15 years.  The renewal cycle will commence again starting September 18, 2023.  Renewals may be filed within six months before the due date according to the current Intellectual Property legislation. Source:  
June 13, 2016

Venezuela: Industrial Designs Granted for the First Time in 10 Years

For the first time since 2006, the Venezuelan Trademark and Patent Office (SAPI) has granted Industrial Designs. The Industrial Property Bulletin No. 563 dated May 2, 2016 included Resolution No. 087 granting the registration of 32 Industrial Designs filed between 1999 and 2003. This resolution does not mention the legal basis of the granting or the time limits or the mechanisms for payment of the annuities. When additional information becomes available from the Venezuelan PTO we will post it here. Source:  Clarke & Modet
May 15, 2015

Venezuela Official Fee Increase

Effective May 15, 2015, Official Fees in Venezuela were modified. The fee increase which applied to trademarks and patents was substantial.