Trade names have acquired a new significance in the Dominican Republic, as the government has been implementing a series of legal reforms.
Trade names have acquired a new significance in the Dominican Republic, as the government has been implementing a series of legal reforms with the aim of creating a climate of certainty, stability and efficiency for companies investing and operating their businesses in the country.
With this goal in mind, Decree No. 326-06 was issued in order to accelerate the process of obtaining the registration of trade names before the National Office of Industrial Property (ONAPI).
The registration and renewal process for trade names in the Dominican Republic are regulated by (i) the Industrial Property Law 20-00, (ii) the Implementation Regulation of the Industrial Property Law 20-00 and (iii) Decree No. 326-06 of August 8, 2006.
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Trade names, ONAPI, Legal reform, IPL, Trademark Law Treaty