With the implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement came a series of amendments in November 2006 to Industrial Property Law 20-00.
With the implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) came a series of amendments in November 2006 to Industrial Property Law 20-00, including Article 72, which now includes non-traditional marks within the definition of signs that may be registered as trademarks.
Among the list of signs defined by Article 72 we find: words, fantasy designations, names, pseudonyms, commercial slogans, letters, numbers, monograms, figures, portraits, labels, shields, patterns, emblems, borders, lines and bands, combinations and arrangement of colours, three-dimensional shapes, sounds and scents.
According to Article 72, nontraditional trademarks may be registered in the Dominican Republic, as long as they comply with the graphic representation requirement established by Article 70 of the law, as a constituent element of the definition of trademark.
The rest of this article is locked for subscribers only. Please login to continue reading.
If you don't have a login, you will need to purchase a subscription to gain access to this article, including all our online content. Please use this link and follow the steps.
For multi-user price options, or to check if your company has an existing subscription to us that we can add you to for FREE, please email Atif Choudhury at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAFTA, non-traditional trademarks, article 72, sound marks, motion marks, ONAPI