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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT - TRADEMARKS

General Information about of trademarks registration and trade names in the Dominican Republic

The estimated time between the request for a background search brand and final registration to the National Office of Industrial Property of our country, is 3 months, assuming the application is not subject to opposition or administrative objection during pipeline. In these cases, consider a result in about 1 more month, if administrative objections and about 5 additional months, if there are resources opposition. If you have any administrative appeal site, the processing can be extended about 5 months.

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

  1. An indication of the brand to look for and record.
  2. Indication of the class or classes for which protection is sought.
  3. Indication of whether to apply the mark is a word or includes designs. In the latter case we need to have at least one sample of the design.
  4. Name and address of applicant.
  5. Power of attorney (POA), signed before a notary public (in the format attached). Mind that although we have the power at the time of application is an essential requirement, a copy signed and faxed / scanned enables us to proceed. If the document is issued abroad, must also comply with the process of legalization to the nearest Dominican Consulate or Apostille stamp, whichever is more convenient.

In the case of applications for trade names, these are issued within approximately five (5) days if the application is not subject to administrative objections. Generally the process of registering a trade name shall be made following the procedures for registration of trademarks.

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