Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

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 trademarks is not mandatory in the Dominican Republic, there are many benefits derived from registering […]

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 […]

Dominican Rep .DO TLD 25 Years

The Dominican Republic will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the top level domain (TLD) .DO as part of a four day event called Internet Week on August 22 to 25 of 2016. The event is organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Registry (LACNIC), ICANN, the Latin America and the Caribbean TLD Association (LACTLD), […]

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 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 […]

Shopmundo.com Launching

ARTHUR & CASTILLO attorneys attended client launching of the first E- Commerce platform in the Dominican Republic Shopmundo.com in a Press Release on October 27, 2015. Shopmundo.com E-commerce site is oriented to a target market that is pristine, where clients and sellers can connect in areas where it is difficult to access the global market. […]

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 […]

Dominican Data Protection Law 172-13

Dominican Republic Data Protection Law 172-13, establishing the parameters and the procedures to use regarding Habeas Data included in Article 70 of the Dominican Republic Constitution was enacted on December 13, 2013. The background of this law recognizes that every person has the right to Access the data or information that is recorded from him/her […]

DR Entry International Classification (10th)

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 […]