JJ Roca & Asociados was established in 1998 in Santo Domingo, the capital and financial hub of the Dominican Republic. Roca is a full-service law firm with a strong IP practice, rendering services not only in the Dominican Republic, but also acting as a regional firm and servicing clients throughout Latin America, especially the Caribbean.
Combining an atmosphere of teamwork, passion and responsibility with vast field experience, Roca’s IP team is committed to providing clients with exceptional service. Through the combination of its size, structural diversity, commitment, integrity and the experience of its members, the team seeks to offer a personalised, trustworthy and cost-effective legal service that fits and responds to clients’ needs.
Team members not only concentrate on the protection of IP rights, but are also actively involved in monitoring changes to the legal framework, including national laws and international treaties, through the most prestigious associations. The team works on leading IP issues in the Dominican Republic as well as in organisations and committees permanently addressing these issues worldwide.
Roca’s IP team is well known for managing:
- due diligence, counselling, auditing and management of trademark portfolios;
- invention strategy such as registration, renewals, processing and maintenance of patents, utility models and industrial designs;
- the copyright and entertainment industry, where our team advises a wide range of clients in the entertainment and communications industry, including best-selling authors and composers;
- health permits and regulatory issues; and
- negotiations and transactional counselling and litigation.
With a broad client base that includes small entrepreneurs to large multinational companies listed in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, with sales of over $30 trillion, operations in over 50 countries and distributions in 180 countries, Roca assists in the registration and protection of trademark portfolios in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, and in the preparation of IP strategies for new product launches in the market. Roca has assisted a bank from one of the 25 largest corporations in the United States, with a capital of $1.3 trillion, in the registration and illegitimate use of its name.
Roca’s IP practice has been highly regarded for its management of the trademark portfolio in the Dominican Republic of the biggest supermarket chain in the country, and one of the world’s largest standalone medical technology development companies in the United States. Throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, Roca’s IP team has assisted clients with the registration and enforcement of their trademarks, including leading providers of electronic storage and integrated circuit devices, one of the largest distributors of eyewear products in the Caribbean, a motorcycle manufacturer in India and internationally renowned apparel manufacturers.
In the copyright field, the team advises on the protection and licensing of work for a wide range of clients in the entertainment and technology industry, including best-selling authors, composers and software developers.
Further, the IP practice assists important pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies as well as well-known food and beverage companies with managing their trademark and patent portfolios, obtaining health permits and complying with any commercial requirements necessary for the marketing and distribution of their products in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.
With extensive experience in preparing and negotiating all types of IP contract and agreement, which are adjusted to clients’ needs, the IP team seeks to guarantee the proper protection and maximise clients’ intangible assets. The team also handles a wide range of litigation matters that involve the enforcement, infringement and prosecution of trademarks, patents and copyrights.
JJ Roca & Asociados
El Vergel Street 45
JA Roca Suero Building
Santo Domingo 10107
Sharin Pablo de Roca, Partner
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