On August ninth (9th) of 2012 the National Office of Industrial Property (ONAPI) of the Dominican Republic issued the Resolution RD-116/2012 through which it informs the public of the Entering in Force of the Niza International Classification Tenth Edition.
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 the Niza Agreement, in its Tenth Edition starting from the a twentieth (20th) of September of 2012.
Second: that all the requests of registration of trademarks that are presented starting from the date of entry into force of the Resolution RD-116/2012, be made by virtue of the Tenth Edition in Spanish of the Niza Classification.
Third: that the requests of renovation or acts of amendment of the registration of trademarks that are in process as well as those that are presented hereinafter before the National Office of Industrial Property (ONAPI) be reclassified, by virtue of the amendments adopted by the Niza Tenth Edition.
Fourth: that any amendment of version or adaptation agreed to the Niza Classification be timely evaluated and subject of a new resolution.
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