Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Law on Biological Diversity

Year of Version:2000
Date of Entry into Force:May 24, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):May 24, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Transfer of Technology
The notification by Venezuela to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law lays down guiding principles for the conservation of biological diversity pursuant to the principles and provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Its general provisions include a classification of biological diversity as comprising legally protected environmental assets of fundamental importance to life, and their conservation and sustainable use as being of public interest. It provides for the exercise of sovereign rights over those resources by the State. It also includes provisions on the recognition and protection of the traditional knowledge of indigenous and local communities.'
Available Texts: 

Ley de Diversidad Biológica Ley de Diversidad Biológica, Complete document (pdf) [732 KB] Ley de Diversidad Biológica, Complete document (htm) [64 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

WIPO Lex No.:VE024