On the 23rd of August this year, the Government of Venezuela and the SAPI local IP Authority have notified a substantial increase on administrative expenses related to IP matters, such as forms, folders, mandatory searches (when applicable), mandatory publications, annuity forms, etc. All these charges must be paid right away in local currency at the date of any presentation before registering to the SAPI (IP Authority in Venezuela). These new costs come into force at once. Changes are always immediately due in Venezuela.
These are only the administrative expenses, we expect a new note from Venezuelan authorities regarding the Official fees in the next days. We keep you updated on this.
The new expenses mentioned above are the following:
|Trademarks:||Amount in USD:|
|Denominative or graphic official search||237|
|Mixed official search||474|
|TM Filing (nominative or graphic)||570|
|TM Filing (mixed)||810|
|Assignment (granted TM)||165|
|Assignment (non-granted TM)||10|
|Change of name or Address (granted TM)||165|
|Change of name or Address (non-granted TM)||10|
|License of use (granted TM)||165|
|License of use (non-granted TM)||10|
|Merger (granted TM)||165|
|Merger (non-granted TM)||10|