LUIS ELIAS & ASOCIADOS is an intellectual property law firm originally established in Venezuela as Luis·Elias - Marcas & Patentes, in 1983, specialized exclusively in the registration, protection and enforcement of Trademarks, Designs, Patents of Invention, Trade Secrets, Domain Names; and Patent translation services.
Best protection for intellectual property assets that comprises a real involvement in our customers' success.
Trademark Registrations in Venezuela are granted for fifteen (15) years, and are renewable for successive periods of time. In case oppositions are not answered, it will be understood by the administration that the opposed application has been abandoned. The International Classification for the Registration of Marks and Services is no longer officially applied in Venezuela. It is only used for referential purposes. Thus, the national classification for the registration of marks is in full force again.
Patents of Invention in Venezuela are granted for up to ten (10) years counted from the date of allowance. Patents are to be maintained by anticipated annuities. The first one is paid jointly with the application.The second, once the patent is registered. The third, and subsequent annuities are to be paid prior to each anniversary of the patent.The validity of the patent is restorable only once, if the corresponding annuity was not paid in due time. Venezuela is not a member to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Patents of Designs in Venezuela are granted for up to ten (10) years counted from the date of allowance. Designs are to be maintained by anticipated annuities in the same manner, and with the same consequences as for patents of invention.Previous use by applicant is not an obstacle towards their registration..
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