VenezuelaMajor progress in the declaration of well-known trademarks

In Venezuela, the recognition and declaration of wellknown trademarks is uncommon. However, in a May 4 2010 decision, the Political Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice declared HUGO BOSS to be a well-known trademark in Venezuela. This statement was a step beyond the position of the Trademark Office, which for some years has appeared reluctant to recognise the reputation of well-known trademarks. In several cases the Trademark Office has held that the evidence adduced in support of the reputation of a trademark was insufficient to demonstrate such character, while in other cases it has simply not issued a decision.

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