Exxon Corporation proceeded to file an unconstitutional action before the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic, against Resolution 209-Bis issued by the same entity on December 6, 2000.
Exxon Corporation, as interested party and beneficiary of Resolutions 51 to 78 concerning certain trademark matters of their interest, issued by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic on January 12, 2001, proceeded to file an unconstitutional action before the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic, against Resolution 209-Bis issued by the same entity on December 6, 2000.
This resolution established a new procedure for the filing of a reconsideration action against decisions rendered by the Secretary of Industry and Commerce, regarding trademarks and trade names under Trademark and Trade Name Law 1450. Law 1450 was revoked on May 8, 2000, with the publication of the current Industrial Property Law 20-00.
“THE GENERAL PROSECUTOR OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REQUESTED THAT THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTION BE DECLARED ADMISSIBLE AND THAT RESOLUTION 209-BIS BE DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND HENCE NULL.”
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