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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT - PATENTS & DESIGNS

General Information about of patents & designs registration in the Dominican Republic.

The estimated time between the request for a background search patent or designs and final registration to the National Office of Industrial Property of our country, is 6 months, assuming the application is not subject to opposition or administrative objection during pipeline. In these cases, consider a result in about 2 more month, if administrative objections and about 12 additional months, if there are resources opposition. If you have any administrative appeal site, the processing can be extended about 12 months.

To proceed with a background search as well as the application for registration, you must have the following information:

  1. 1 - Description * of the invention: it must be clear and complete for a person skilled in the relevant art to carry it. Two (2) copies.

    2 - Document contains one or more claims defining * issues on which you wish to obtain an exclusive right. Two (2) copies.

    3 - Summary * of the invention: containing a summary of the description and a review of the claims, include the chemical formula or drawing, as appropriate, that best characterizes the invention. Two (2) copies.

    4 - Drawings, or nucleotide sequence listing: as appropriate and, if necessary. Two (2) copies.

    5 - Copy in electronic description, abstract, claims, drawings and nucleotide sequences or provide on paper.

    6 - The documentation supporting the right to request the submission of the invention in case the applicant is not the inventor.

    7 - The certified copy of the applications or corresponding foreign patents in cases claiming priority right, accompanied by a translation into Spanish, if I were in another language.

    8 - Certificate of deposit of the microorganism issued by the depository institution, as appropriate.

    9 - Power of Attorney (POA)
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