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Good news for trees, trade mark applicants in Venezuela

The IP Tango weblog learns from Karel Bentata (Bentata Abogados, Caracas) that the Venezuelan PTO Bulletin recenly published a notice abolishing the requirement of physically filing a hard copy of the trade mark search that should be filed along with a trade mark application. As from w January of this year, the Venezuelan PTO now lets applicants file trade mark applications along with a copy of the search payment receipt -- it will thus no longer be necessary to enclose the search results as this requirement has been abolished.

We are delighted to learn of this amendment to the former practice, which both improves the efficiency of the filing and review process more efficient and -- for those who care for the environment -- reduces paper waste and thus saves more trees.

Thanks, Karel, for the good news.

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