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Venezuela Trademark Registration 

 
Attorneys - Venezuela
 
Welcome:

My name is Adriana García Bruzual and I'm the representative Attorney in Venezuela.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
 
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A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Venezuela through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 15 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Venezuela, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is Venezuela.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    A power of attorney is required.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    There are no benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Venezuela?
    • names
    • words
    • devices
    • colours that are defined by a shape
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • sounds
    • slogans
    • trade dress/get-up
    • well-known marks
    • collective marks
    • service marks
    • certification marks

     

    Note: There are no cases in connection with holograms, smells, motion, taste or touch. Contact Marcaria.com for more information.

  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Venezuela?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination in respect to formalities
    2. Publication of the following particulars:
      1. mark
      2. application number
      3. application date
      4. name of applicant
      5. citizenship of applicant
      6. address of applicant
      7. state or country of incorporation of applicant
      8. goods/services
      9. representation of trademark
      10. specimen(s) of use
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • marks that contradict moral standards or public order
    • generic terms
    • flags, names, or symbols of nations, states, regions, or of international organizations
    • marks that function primarily as surnames
    • marks that function primarily as geographic location names
  • Does Venezuela use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Venezuela uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Venezuela?

    Venezuela does not follow the Community Trade Mark registration which is currently known as the European Union Trademark registration.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Venezuela?

    Applicants may claim priority if:

     

    • their home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • their home application was filed six months earlier than the filing date in Venezuela
    • their home country is a member of the World Trade Organization
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A trademark must be used within two years from the registration date.

     

    The amount of use must be on a commercial scale. It must also reflect the relevant market for the specific product or service.

     

    Use of the trademark must occur in Venezuela.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 15 years which is calculated from the registration date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 15 years from the first registration date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is legal to use an unregistered mark for any goods or services.


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