Latin America

Venezuela requires the validation of opposition proceedings.

Posted on 21/09/2016 by balder


The Venezuelan Industrial Property Office (SAPI) has recently issued a resolution in the Industrial Property Bulletin No. 566, demanding opponents to confirm their interest in the further prosecution of opposition proceedings in that country. This resolution applies only to opposition proceedings that have already been published.

The ultimate purpose of referred resolution is to expedite the examination of pending opposition proceedings and prevent a huge backlog from happening, which could ultimately affect the examination not only of oppositions but also of all trademark applications in general.

The resolution will be in force until NOVEMBER 14th, 2016, they After that date, opposition proceedings that have not been confirmed within this time frame, will become inactive.

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