"I'm not really worried that they want to steal my ideas, I'm worried that they don't have them"
Nikola Tesla
Inventor
"The most important thing about intellectual property vs. creative expression is that copyright law was not created to stifle creativity but to encourage it"
Shepard Fairey
Contemporary artist
"Patents are basically rights to try and develop a commercial product"
Craig Venter
Biotechnologist and businessman
"Innovation without protection is philanthropy"
Mark Blaxill
Businessman
"I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them"
Thomas A. Edison
Inventor and businessman
"A brand is a strategic asset for the development of any business in a global market"
Andy Stalman
Experts in branding
“Intellectual property is a key aspect for economic development”
Craig Venter
Biotechnologist and businessman
"The best way to measure innovation is through patents"
Kris Gopalakrishnan
Businessman
"There are people who don't see value in intellectual property, so they will always have a problem if there are lawsuits related to intellectual property"
Paul Allen
Programmer, businessman, and investor
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"I'm not really worried that they want to steal my ideas, I'm worried that they don't have them"
Nikola Tesla
Inventor
"The most important thing about intellectual property vs. creative expression is that copyright law was not created to stifle creativity but to encourage it"
Shepard Fairey
Contemporary artist
"Patents are basically rights to try and develop a commercial product"
Craig Venter
Biotechnologist and businessman
"Innovation without protection is philanthropy"
Mark Blaxill
Businessman
"I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them"
Thomas A. Edison
Inventor and businessman
"A brand is a strategic asset for the development of any business in a global market"
Andy Stalman
Experts in branding
“Intellectual property is a key aspect for economic development”
Craig Venter
Biotechnologist and businessman
"The best way to measure innovation is through patents"
Kris Gopalakrishnan
Businessman
"There are people who don't see value in intellectual property, so they will always have a problem if there are lawsuits related to intellectual property"
Paul Allen
Programmer, businessman, and investor
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Welcome to GONZALEZ VILLALOBOS INTERNATIONAL. One of the main firms in Venezuela specialized in the registration of trademarks, patents, and designs with more than 80 years of uninterrupted experience advising national and international clients in the field of Industrial and Intellectual Property.

Experts in

Trademarks

Legal advice on Industrial and Intellectual Property

Patents

Legal actions for improper use of Trademarks and Patents

Copyrights

Domain name registration

ABOUT US

We are one of the first firms in Venezuela in the field of Industrial Property, recognized both nationally and internationally, with more than 80 years of uninterrupted experience.

Our history date back to the end of 1940 when our founder Mr. ATILIO GONZALEZ VILLALOBOS (1916-1986) Industrial Property Agent No. 20 began his professional activities with domestic clients under the name MARC-PAT whose function was to advise and obtain trademarks and patents.

In October 1954 the name was replaced by GONZALEZ VILLALOBOS Y ASOCIADOS.Due to the internationalization of the company with more than eight hundred clients and foreign correspondents, in May 1981 it was decided to adopt the name GONZALEZ VILLALOBOS INTERNATIONAL, which continues to be used to date in honor of our founder.

Throughout our history, we have advised inventors, natural persons, legal entities, and transnational companies (among others), for which we have acquired extensive experience in multiple inventive fields such as petroleum, chemistry, medicine, mechanics, electricity and electronics, computing, etc. Similarly, we currently handle more than four thousand trademark cases, including famous, notorious, and well-known trademarks.

Our goal, part of our vision and mission, is to become your first option for the processing and successful completion of any application or requirement related to Industrial and Intellectual Property in Venezuela.

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IP Matters

Industrial property is a set of rights that a natural or legal person may have over a patent (invention, utility model, industrial design); as well as on a distinctive sign (trademark, commercial name, or commercial slogan).

Copyright protects the authors’ rights to overall creative works of ingenuity, whether literary, scientific, or artistic, whatever their genre, the form of expression, merit, or destination.

General

Objects that are part of the theory and practice of the legislation on Industrial and Intellectual Property in Venezuela and the World.

Patents

Objects related with the concept of Patent and its registration in Venezuela and the World.

Trademarks

Objects related to the concept of Mark and its Registration in Venezuela and the World.

Copyrights

Objects related to the concept of Copyright and its management in Venezuela and the World.

Trademarks

By obtaining the Certificate of Registration of your Trademark you get the rights to the exclusive use of it. The State allows you to restrict and act against unauthorized third parties that use products or services identical or similar to your trademark without your consent. The registration of your Trademark avoids confusion for the consuming public. Remember that your trademark is the sign intended to identify the products or services of your company and its protection makes the difference between you and your competitors.

Trademark registration contributes to projecting the image and reputation of the company’s products or services to its consumers, enhancing its value.

Trademarks can be the subject of various contracts such as transfers, licenses, and franchises, providing a source of income. It can be useful to obtain financing through a pledge guarantee. It represents a valuable business asset, for some companies the most valuable.

It is advisable to register a trademark before starting to market the products or services that will be distinguished with it since the property and exclusivity of use are obtained with its registration.

Types of trademarks

Trademark

Under the denomination of a trademark is understood, any sign, figure, drawing, word or combination of words, legend, and any other sign that is new, used by a natural or legal person to distinguish the articles that it produces, those with which it trades or its own company.

Trade name

A mark whose purpose is to distinguish an enterprise, business, exploitation or mercantile, industrial, agricultural or mining establishment.

Slogan

A mark consisting of a word, phrase, or legend used by an industrialist, merchant or farmer as a complement to a trademark or trade name.

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Patents

A patent is an exclusive right granted by the State for the protection of an invention.

Patents grant their owners exclusive rights that will allow them to use their invention and prevent third parties from using it without their consent. If you choose not to exploit your patent, you can sell it or give the rights to another company to license it, which will be a source of income.

The patent registration grants to holder exclusivity over the matter protected in said registration. That is, for a defined period of time, it grants the owner the right to be able to exclude other people from using, producing or marketing, without his authorization, what is protected by his granted patent and, therefore, grants the right to act against whoever uses, manufacture or market products that use, reproduce or incorporate what is protected by it.

Types of Patents

Patent

Any new and inventive product or procedure that provides a technical solution to a specific problem is known as a patentable invention.

Industrial Model

An industrial model is understood as any plastic combined or not with colors, and any industrial, commercial or domestic object or utensil that can serve as a type for the production or manufacture of others and that differs from its similar ones due to its different shape or configuration. Containers are included among the articles that can be protected as industrial models.

Industrial Drawing

An industrial drawing is understood as any arrangement or union of lines, colors and lines and colors intended to give any industrial object a special appearance.

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Copyrights

The Declaration of Human Rights recognizes intellectual property as a fundamental right, that is, as an instrument that protects the human rights of inventors.

This means that, just like the right to education or health, copyright is considered essential for the development of a country, in this case, for the development of cultural legacy.

Specifically, Article 27 describes the following:

Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

The Venezuelan law recognizes and protects copyright in the same way as this agreement, the legislation is found in the Copyright Law.

In this sense, and given the advancement of technology that has allowed, increasingly, to consume and share large amounts of information, it is very important to remember that copyright is a human right because, in the future, it guarantees the maintenance of creative activity.

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    Address: Final Avenida Casanova – Entre Calles Baruta y Chacaíto Torre Limina, Piso 6, Ofic. 6-D – Caracas 1050 – Venezuela
    Phones(+58 212) 952 9508 / 952 9564
    Fax(+58 212) 952 9410 / 952 9783
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