Latin America

Venezuela requires to ratify interest in pending procedures

Posted on 18/12/2018 by balder

Venezuela

By means of the publication on November 14, 2018, in the Official Bulletin, No. 588 the Intellectual Property Office in Venezuela (SAPI) requests that all pending appeals (recurso de revisión), as well as all pending cancellation and nullity actions, shall be ratified until January 14, 2019.

If the applicants of such proceedings miss ratifying its interest until this date by filing a corresponding writ, the proceeding will be declared as dismissed.

The intention of this procedure is to reduce the significant backlog the SAPI has accumulated in the last years.

Please note that BALDER is analyzing all published cases and will ratify the interest of all affected cases under our care – at no costs for our clients.

If you need assistance in this case for Trademarks and Patents that are not under our care, please let us know.