Dominican IP Law Regulation Commercial Name Registration Decree 260-18

On July 11, 2018 the Dominican Republic Executive issued decrees 258-18, 259-18 and 260-18 for the purpose of making more efficient some government procedures and optimizing the country’s institutional regulatory scheme.

Executive Decree 260-18, amending articles 65 and 66 of Decree Regulation 599-01 of Dominican Intellectual Property Law 20-00 of May 10, 2000.

Through this amendment, the registrability of distinctive signs such as commercial names registration is reduced to 1 work day, while establishing the mandatory filing of applications for registration of distinctive signs through the Dominican Republic intellectual property electronic filing platform, administered by the Dominican Trademark Office.

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