Procedures Distinctive Signs
Preparation and presentation of the Distinctive Signs application. Prior to submitting the application, SAPI has to receive the results of a background of the graphic part and denomination of the distinctive sign, in each category of interest. The background can be made prior to file the application (approx. 2 days).
- Issue order of publishing in the press (4 to 6 months after the date of file).
- Publication of the application in the Official Bulletin (6 to 8 months after the date of file).
- Opposition term (1 month after its publication in the Official Bulletin).
- Concession (if there is no opposition, 5 to 12 months after the date of publication in the Official Bulletin).
- Payment of Registration Fees (30 days after date of concession).
Note: There can be delays due to returns (official acts), late presentation of documents, opposition from third parties, presentation of a similar distinctive sign with a prior application that is in the registration process.
- Grant a power of attorney to the professional team of our office to represent you in all the administrative and/or legal procedures exclusively in this subject matter. The power of attorney must be duly apostilled or have been legalized by the Venezuelan consulate.
- Indicate the international class in which you wish to register the trademark or, if not available, identify the products that are supposed to be covered by the trademark.
- Designs (logos) in white and black or color, if you wish to protect the color combination.
Procedures for Creations / Inventions
Preparation and presentation of the invention, industrial model or drawing patent application. Prior to that, you need to prepare the description, claims and drawings, submit to the Patent Office the result of a search on the background of the Invention, Industrial Drawing or Design. This search is done in the national as well as international data base. The results of this search, issued by the Patent Offices, must be included in the documentation at the time of file the patent application, including the following:
- Description, Claims and Drawing (in hardcopy and in digital format).
- Title of the Invention.
- Technical summary of the invention.
- Background search.
- Priority Document to claim priority.
- Deed of assignment and authorization from the inventor should the application be made in the name of a legal entity.
- Mercantile registry and most recent minutes where the legal representation is documented (national companies).
- Proof of payment of the required fees and tax stamps.
- Payment form of the first annual fee.
- Power of attorney duly notarized and legalized (where applicable).
- Issue order for publication in the press (3 publications made with 10 day intervals).
- Publication of the patent application in the Official Bulletin.
- Opposition term (30 working days with the option of an extension as of the publication in the Official Bulletin).
- In the case of opposition from third parties, the Patent Office will publish a Note of Opposition in the Official Bulletin.
- Review of registrability (concession or rejection of application) / Decision with regards to Opposition.
- Resolution by which Patent Title is granted to the applicant is published.
- Payment of the Registration Fees (30 days as of date of concession).
- Issuance of the corresponding Patent Title.
Note: There can be delays in this procedure when documents are returned (official acts), documents are presented late.
- Grant a power of attorney to the professional team of our office to represent you in all the administrative and/or legal procedures exclusively in this subject matter. The power of attorney must carry the apostille or have been legalized by the Venezuelan consulate when applicants are not domiciled in the country.
- Description, Drawings and Claims.