Global Intellectual Property Center

Venezuela

Venezuela

Primary Sources

  • Administrative Procedures Organic Law (1982)
  • Antimonopoly, Antioligopoly and Unfair Competition Law (2006)
  • Civil Code (1982)
  • Civil Procedure Code (1990)
  • Commercial Code of 1955
  • Criminal Code (2000)
  • Criminal Code Amending Law (2000)
  • Criminal Procedure Organic Code (2001)
  • Decree No. 1.290 – Decree with force of Organic Law on Science, Technology and Innovation (CONICIT) (2001)
  • Decree No. 150 of May 25, 1999, with the status and force of law, on Partial Reform of the Institutional Customs Law
  • Decree No. 3.390 of December 23, 2014, establishing the Open Source Software as the First Priority in the National Public Administration. (2004)
  • Decree No. 356 of October 3, 1999, with the status and force of law, on Investment Promotion and Protection
  • Decree No. 368 of October 5, 1999, with the status and force of law, on Simplification of Administrative Formalities
  • Decree No. 382 – Organic regulation of the Ministry of Science and Technology (1999)
  • Decree No. 1768 of March 25, 1997 – Establishing the Autonomous Intellectual Property Service without legal personality, attached to the Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • Industrial Property Law (1956)
  • Institutional Law on Administrative Procedures of 1981 (1982)
  • Institutional Law on the Central Administration (adopted by Decree No. 369 of December 14, 1999)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law of Seeds, Animal Reproduction and Biological Inputs (2003)
  • Law of the National Institute of Agricultural Researches (2000)
  • Law on Biological Diversity (2000)
  • Law on Books (Official Gazette No. 36. 189 of April 21, 1997) (1997)
  • Law on Commercial Advertisement (1944)
  • Law on Copyright (1993)
  • Law on Information Technology (2005)
  • Law on the Protection and Defense of the Cultural Heritage (1993)
  • National Cinematography Law (2005)
  • Organic Customs Law (1999)
  • Regulation to the Law on Books
  • Regulation to the National Cinematography Law 1993
  • Regulation to the Statutory Deposit Law
  • Regulations under the Law on Copyright (approved by Decree No. 618 of April 11, 1995) (1995)
  • Special Law against Computer Crimes (2001)
  • Statutory Deposit Law
  • Telecommunications Organic Law (2000)
  • Decree 1438 with power of Law for Foreign Investments, published in the official Bulletin N° 6.152 extraordinary del 18-11-2014

Secondary Sources

  • AIPPI (2014), “Question Q241 – IP licensing and insolvency”
  • AIPPI (2015), “Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights: Q192: Venezuela”
  • AIPPI (2015), “Q247 – Trade Secrets: Overlap with Restraint of Trade, Aspects of Enforcement”
  • AIPPI, “Q203 – Damages for infringement, counterfeiting and piracy of Trademarks – Venezuela”
  • Alba Ciudad 96.3 FM (2013), “Info-Government Law Imposes Fines to Those Failing to Use Free Software in Government”, 8/18/2013
  • American Apparel and Footwear Association (2011), “2011 Comments for the Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Special 301) – letter to the US Trade Representative”
  • Carlos Dominguez and Matias Pérez- Irazábal (2011), “Venezuela – Anti-counterfeiting 2011 – A Global Guide”, World Trademark Review
  • CINAVIA (2015), “On Protection”
  • Clarke, Modet & Co (2016), “New Fees Published”, Mondaq, 5/17/2016
  • Clarke, Modet & Co (2016), “Venezuela: Industrial Designs Granted In Venezuela For The First Time In 10 Years”, Mondaq, 6/13/2016
  • Daniela Nicolicchia Angelico/HPCD (2011), “Venezuela Major progress in the declaration of well-known trademarks”
  • Deloitte (2014),”Reform: Organic Law on Science, Technology and Innovation”, 11/27/2014
  • Diario de Caracas (2016), “Experts discuss Industrial and Intellectual Property in Venezuela”(translated), 6/22/2016
  • Dr. Daniel Quintero Rey, “Venezuela’s position in the International Economic Context”(translated)
  • Export.gov (2016), “Venezuela – Protection of IP Rights”, 6/15/2016
  • Free Learning Software (2010), “Challenges and Opportunities of Free Software in Venezuela. Part III”, July 2010
  • Government of Venezuela (2015), “SACVEN going to the street at 60 to remember that copyright exists”, 5/18/2015
  • Government of Venezuela (2016), “Reflexions by the Legislator on Science, Technology and Innovation”
  • Government of Venezuela (2016), “Reform Project of Copyright Law (LOCTI)”, February 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ALLIANCE 2007 SPECIAL 301 REPORT VENEZUELA
  • IP Tango (2008), “Venezuela’s Patent Law”, 7/4/2008
  • Joinup/EC (2007), “Venezuela: Government migration to Open Source makes experts scarce”, 1/29/2007
  • Kevin E. Noonan (2009), “Is Venezuela the new Thailand?”, 6/25/2009
  • Latin Lawyer (2016), “Intellectual Property 2016: Venezuela”, 6/1/2016
  • Leonel Salazar Reyes-Zumeta/Central University of Venezuela (2009)” Notoriety check of Distinctive Signs”
  • Levi Strauss(2012), “2012 Comments for the Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Special 301) – letter to the US Trade Representative”
  • Managing IP (2015), “Overcoming Hurdles: IP System in Venezuela”, 8/25/2015
  • María De Lourdes Meneses D’Empaire Reyna Bermudez Abogados (2004), “Venezuela: Protection of Trade Secrets in the Andean Region”, Mondaq, 10/18/2014
  • María Milagros Nebreda, Patricia Hoet Limbourg and Joaquin Núñez Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque/Latin Lawyer (2015), “Venezuela”, 5/7/2015
  • Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk/EC (2013), “Venezuela – IP Country Factsheet”
  • Ministry of Science and Technology, “Yellow Book on Free Software: Use and Development in Public Administration”
  • Nhaikelly Salazarand Dianne Phoebus (2011), “VENEZUELA: New Law Against Smuggling Protects IP Rights”, Inta Bulletin, Vol 66 N.10, 6/1/2011
  • Noticias 24 (2015), The Info-Government Law Attempsto Achieve Technological Indipedndence in Venezuela”, 3/6/2015
  • Patricia Hoet-Limbourg/HPCD, “Venezuela”, World Trademark Review
  • Perez, M. (2016), “Requirements for protection of designs: Venezuela”, 6/29/2016
  • Perez, M. & Nebreda, M. (2016), “Security interests over intellectual property: Venezuela”, 8/2/2016
  • SACVEN-Venezuelan Authors Society (2015), “Working Group on the Reform of Copyright”
  • SAPI,”Patents Guide”
  • Sergio Casinelli (2016), “Need to fix a term of duration for certain agreements registered with Venezuela’s Office of the Superintendent on Foreign Investments (SIEX), June 2014
  • Venezuela Analysis (2012), “Chapter by Chapter Summary of Venezuela’s New Labour Law”, 5/9/2012
  • VTV (2015), “Venezuela Tighten up with Law on Info-Government”, 3/6/2015
  • WIPO, “Statistical Country Profiles: Venezuela”