In the contemporary global market, characterized by strong competition and a constant presence on the internet world, it is of primary importance to define and especially effectively protect the corporate image and intellectual identity of a business through an action of trademark registration, in order to face possible abuses and falsifications by third parties.

Trademark registration in the Dominican Republic: why choosing Protectia?

  • We guarantee, thanks to our team of highly skilled professionals, support and personalized legal advice service throughout all the process of trademark registration: from the moment of the application, defence, monitoring until granting.
  • Viability study of a trademark in the Dominican Republic: before starting with any other action, the preliminary and important step is to ensure the uniqueness and effectiveness of the distinguishing sign proposed.  For this reason, thanks to sophisticated databases consultation and the expertise of our professionals, in Protectia we offers for the trademark in question a careful viability study in order to guarantee the uniqueness of the distinctive sign our client intends to register. If any case of priority is detected, we also offer advisory service to detect other possible and more attractive names, and then more profitable.
  • Trademark classification: a correct classification of the trademark is one of the essential keys for a proper registration of it. Trademark are protected for one or more product or service. In order to distinguish them is adopted the international Nice Classification; in Protectia we also include the trademark classification among other advice services.

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Trademark registration in the Dominican Republic: the process

The process for a trademark in the Dominican Republic usually goes through the following steps:

  • Filing of the application
  • Formal examination
  • Publication and term for third parties oppositions
  • Granting and issuance of the title

trademark registration in dominican republic

The average duration for a trademark process in the Dominican Republic, including its granting from the moment of filing the application to the publication, is 3 months in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it goes from 12 to 18 months in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals.

The registration of a trademark in the Dominican Republic expires 10 years after the granting date and can be renewed for equal periods indefinitely.


Trademark registration in the Dominican Republic: advices

It is worth noting that, usually, starting any type of business bring the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions, before even considering what should actually be the first major action to comply: the trademark registration, which guarantee uniqueness, add value to the trademark and also guarantee quality to consumers and therefore inspire confidence.

A solid and structured agency such as Protectia, which has an exhaustively experience in the field and also has correspondents in all country, is ideal to manage and carry out in total comfort and safety a proper trademark registration service.