Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.
Last Published: 2/17/2019
Venezuela has inadequate intellectual property rights (IPR) protection.  Venezuela’s withdrawal from the Andean Community in 2011 and subsequent GBRV announcements reinstated a 1955 industrial property law covering patents and trademarks.  The 1955 law does not provide protections consistent with current international norms.
 In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles for effective management of their intellectual property.  For background on these principles please link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and also Corruption.

IP Attaché Contact [Venezuela]
Name: Laura Hammel
Address: U.S. Consulate General, Av. Presidente Wilson, 147, 4th Floor 20030-020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Telephone: +55 21-3823-2499


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