IMPORTS: $16.8 BILLION
POPULATION: 10,41 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 48,442 KM2
CURRENCY: PESO (DOP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO
Trademark Law in Force:
Industrial Property Law 20-00
Nice classification, 10th edition
all distinctive and graphically representable signs, words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices,
emblems, colors, combinations or shades of colors, three-dimensional forms, the threedimensional
form of a good or its packaging, sounds and smells.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalization and no notarization required) within 30 days from the official request.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 3 months from application date.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
45 days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 3-4 months unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 3 years, counting from the date of registration. (Partial cancellation possible)
Grace period for renewal: