Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes**
Language: Spanish
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: No substantive examination
Country Notes: * The Power of Attorney must be notarized and legalized via either the Apostille procedure or at a Venezuelan consulate in your home country. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure; note that costs will be incurred for this.

** If the inventors already executed a worldwide assignment, a certified copy legalized with the Apostille is suitable.

• A certified copy of the Priority Document and its certified Spanish translation should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing of these documents is possible within three months from the application filing date but will result in late fees, invoiced by the agent.

• The Venezuelan PTO requires that the first annuity be paid before the application can be filed.

Bentata Abogados

Established: 1953

Number of Professional Staff: 20

Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Venezuela

This international law firm was established more than 50 years ago by Prof. Dr. Victor Bentata, OBE. Today the firm ranks among the most active international law firms in the country and includes graduates of leading universities worldwide.

As an exclusively professional firm, Bentata Abogados offers to its clients independent legal assistance in all important branches of national and international business law, through the most modern communications technology.

Specialities

• Corporate Law
• Foreign Investments
• Intellectual Property

Contact Information

Mail

Av. Orinoco con Calle Mucuchíes,
Torre Nórdica, PH,
Las Mercedes, Caracas,
Venezuela

Courier

Website

www.bentata.com