Trademarks: Dominican Republic

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Classification : Nice Classification (8th Edition). Single-Class filing

What is Registrable : Collective marks, Certification marks, Commercial Names, Logos, Geographic Indications, Denominations of Origin.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes - Six months. 
Examination : Yes - 10 days
Publication : Yes - 30 days
Opposition : Yes – within 45 days from publication date
Time Frame for Registration : 3-4 months.
Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months from renewal due date 
Use Requirement for filing : None
Cancellation : Three years
Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes. 
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes.

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes.
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes.

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Five depictions of the mark not smaller than 15 cm by 15 cm. 
  2. Name and address of applicant. 
  3. Specification of goods/services. 
  4. Power of Attorney legalized by the Dominican Consulate.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Statement of Use & evidence of use legalized by the Dominican Consulate.
  2. Power of Attorney legalized by the Dominican Consulate.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Assignment Document Legalized by the Consulate of Dominican Republic. 
  2. Power of Attorney legalized by the Consulate of Dominican Republic.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. License Agreement legalized by the Dominican Consulate.
  2. Power of Attorney Legalized by the Consulate of Dominican Republic.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Any document evidencing the change of name (e.g. amendment to the Articles of 
    Incorporation of the company; certification issued by the Registry of Companies) 
    legalized by the Dominican Consulate.
  2. Power of Attorney legalized by the Consulate of Dominican Republic.

 

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