Dominican Republic

Five counterfeit hotspots you should be aware of in the Dominican Republic

In a new regular series, we highlight marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods. This week, we focus on hotspots in the Dominican Republic.

Five counterfeit hotspots you should be aware of in the Dominican Republic

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2 Sep 2019

No resolution yet for long-running dispute over family name and distinctive sign

The Dominican Republic Patent Trademark Office has rejected a cancellation action lodged by Jottin Cury against the trade name Jottin Cury & Asociados. This decision is not final and an appeal has now been filed with the Civil and Commercial Court of Appeal. Read more

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10 Sep 2018

Where did it all go wrong in the WTO plain packaging dispute?

The World Trade Organisation’s panel report in the cases brought against Australia’s plain packaging regime is difficult reading – and some of its key arguments are without merit. Read more

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2 Jul 2018

INTA “extremely disappointed” with WTO plain packaging ruling, considering next steps

In a landmark ruling, the World Trade Organisation has upheld Australia’s tobacco plain packaging regime as being consistent with its trade obligations. The response has been mixed, with INTA voicing its disappointment and confirmed it is regrouping on the issue. Read more

24 Apr 2018

Blow for Crocs: 3D mark representing famous clogs declared invalid

The Dominican Republic's Patent and Trademark Office has ordered the cancellation of a 3D trademark representing Crocs Inc's famous clog shoe, as the mark was considered to be functional.   Read more

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