Venezuela Trademark registration
In Venezuela the legal basis is the Industrial Property Law. Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark Registry by a local agent. A non-legalized power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. Before registration the trademark application is published in the Industrial Property Bulletin for opposition purposes. The opposition period is 30 working days from publication date of the application in the IP Bulletin.
A trademark registration in Venezuela is valid for 15 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 15 years.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.
Duly note, if the trademark has not been used within 2 years from issue of the registration certificate or has not been used later for a continuous period of 2 years, it may be subject to cancellation.