Making the case: IP developments in the Dominican Republic


Jaime Angeles

The Dominican Republic has had some interesting cases in the past months and made an important public effort to assure the better use of intellectual property in the country.

Advertiser liability online

People with an interest in IP who follow the particular issue of who is liable on the Internet (and why), might find strange the decision of civil courts in the Dominican Republic about online liability.

On a website about the Dominican Carnival (, a telephone company (Claro, formerly Codetel) and the National Hotels & Tourism Association (Asonahores) are advertisers. A small image of each company’s logo is displayed on the site’s home page.

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