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Feb 21, 2011 (Newsletter Issue 3/11)
Venezuela
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Electronic 'Registration Certificates' Introduced


The Industrial Property Registry (SABI) has recently implemented a new procedure by means of which the corresponding certificate is uploaded in the Registry’s database once a particular trademark has been granted and assigned its registration number.
The certificate, however, does not contain an official or electronic signature. The attorney of record for the trademark in question must review the certificate and if it does not have any errors, print it and file it with the Registry for purposes of signature. After 8-10 working days the duly signed certificate may be retrieved. The same procedure applies in case the certificate has an error, the attorney of record must request that the certificate be corrected and files the documents evidencing where the error lies.

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Source: Baker & McKenzie, Caracas, Venezuela