Another Venezuelan Unique Feature
It is always important to remember that after the issuance of an Official Resolution (based on Art. 71,1°,g) it is a requirement to conduct a mandatory official trademark search (in the National classes equivalent to the corresponding international class) before filling an application.
Moreover, filing of searched trademarks must be made within a short term after the search has been carried.
Venezuela is one of the few, or maybe the only one worldwide that has stipulated this mandatory search; being the latter, among others, a major timing problem for applicants in cases of urgency, for example when a priority must be claimed