World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has the largest GDP of any country in the Caribbean region and is one of the most populous, making it an important jurisdiction from a foreign investment and therefore brand perspective; it also has a first-to-file system, which gives rise to heightened trademark protection concerns. The National...

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The Dominican Republic has the largest GDP of any country in the Caribbean region and is one of the most populous, making it an important jurisdiction from a foreign investment and therefore brand perspective; it also has a first-to-file system, which gives rise to heightened trademark protection concerns. The National Office of Industrial Property functions efficiently, with an electronic filing system that has helped it to weather the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic better than those in neighbouring countries. One of the main talking points among practitioners during the review period was the presidential election which took place on 5 July 2020, which saw Luis Abinader ascend to power; it remains to be seen what impact this will have on the IP scene.

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