Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

Trademark registration in Dominican Republic is governed by Industrial Property Law 20-00 and its Regulations. A trademark in the Dominican Republic is defined as any sign or combination of signs that may be graphically symbolized and are suitable to distinguish the products or services of a business from those of others. Although the registration of […]

Dominican Commercial Name Registration Decree 260-18

Dominican Commercial Name Registration is governed by 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 for the purpose of making more efficient some government procedures and optimizing the country’s institutional regulatory scheme. Through this amendment, the registrability of distinctive signs such as […]

DR Customs Intellectual Property Protection

Dominican Intellectual Property Law 20-00, and Law 426-06 for the implementation of the DR-CAFTA, establishes that if the owner of intellectual property rights suspects that an import of goods in violation of its rights is being prepared, it may request a court as a preventive measure to order customs to suspend such dispatch of goods […]

DR Intellectual Property Law

The Dominican Republic trademarks,¬†copyright and patent laws provide the principal protection for intellectual property matters. Dominican Republic is a member of the WTO agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and has agreed to the minimum standards of protection and reciprocal treatment provided in this treaty, pursuant to the international norms in the […]

Dominican Anti Spam Law 310-14

Dominican Republic Anti Spam Law 310-14 regulating the Submission of Non Solicited Commercial Emails (Spam) in the Dominican Republic was enacted on August 8, 2014. The purpose of Law 310-14 is to regulate the excessive and abusive practices of individuals and legal persons who send messages via email without the explicit consent of the receiving […]

DR Entry International Classification (10th)

The Niza International Classification Tenth Edition entered in force via TM Office Resolution RD-116/2012 of August nine (9) of 2012. In this regard, Resolution RD-116/2012 establishes, among other items, the following: First: the mandatory use of the application and utilization of the International Classification of Products and Services for the Registration of Trademarks, established under […]

Dominican Customs Register of Intellectual Property

The Dominican Customs Register of Owners of Intellectual Property Rights was created under Resolution 01-2010 of August 4, 2010, whose purpose is to facilitate the inspection works and withholding of merchandize during customs transit affected by a presumption of violation to the intellectual property rights. Such register permits the streamlining of such measures at the […]