The author or holder of a copyright-protected work cannot prevent the following actions: Be cited in moderation, indicating the author’s name, title of his/her work, and … Continue reading Everything has a limit, even Copyright
We have long discussed about rights and their manifestations within copyright. Now it is important to understand how those rights are implemented, and for that we need … Continue reading Copyright violation
The definition is quite simple: name representing a business. However, its usage and scope may be regarded as more complex than a simple requirement for incorporating … Continue reading Trade name
The effort, time and resources invested for developing a plant variety with improved properties (withstand pests, changes in the ground…), may be protected as a plant … Continue reading Plant variety protection
La inversión de esfuerzos, tiempo y recursos para desarrollar una obtención vegetal con propiedades mejoradas (capaces de resistir plagas, alteraciones en el suelo y demás), pueden ser protegidas como variedad vegetal. Objeto de la protección La variedad vegetal determinada como … Continue reading Protección de variedad vegetal
If you make original photos, your work may be protected under copyright law. This protection grants moral and economic rights over the photograph. The original photo … Continue reading Protect your photo
A successful business model generating value for its creator, company and even to its economic sector, must be protected and maintained under the ownership of the … Continue reading Keep the ownership of your business model
Un modelo de negocio exitoso que genere valor para la empresa y hasta el sector en cual es empleado debe ser protegido y mantenido bajo la propiedad de su creador, ya sea para su propio desarrollo o para fines que … Continue reading Mantén la propiedad de tu modelo de negocio
Related rights can be summarized as providing exclusive rights associated to copyright, but different. Who enjoys related rights? Particularly: 1. Performers 2. Producers of phonograms (sound … Continue reading Related Rights
Los derechos conexos pueden resumirse en los que otorgan derechos exclusivos relacionados al derecho de autor, pero distintos a éste. ¿A quiénes protege los derechos conexos? De la manera particular a: 1. Artistas intérpretes o ejecutantes 2. Productores de fonogramas … Continue reading Derechos Conexos
The producer of the audiovisual work (including cinematographic) will have the following exclusive rights: For obtaining economic benefit, they can fix and reproduce the work to … Continue reading Rights of film producers
The film is included in the Dominican legislation as an audiovisual work with a special regulation on copyright. Unless otherwise agreed the following applies to … Continue reading The film owner
For each purpose we have a distinctive sign. Each of these legal forms are designed to specifically protect the sign as it is used in commerce. … Continue reading Differences between distinctive signs
The provisions of Creative Commons (CC) offer synthetic copyright licenses. Perfect for those wishing to authorize the operation or use of their work (economic rights), without … Continue reading Creative Commons in Dominican Republic
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Where and how a product is made means an added value in itself. Recognizing the importance of these attributes the appellation of origin focuses on protecting … Continue reading Appellation of origin
Before signing a license agreement on either trademarks or patents, keep in mind that if you do not leave certain key points clear in the contract … Continue reading Trademarks and patents: legal regime for licenses
Antes de firmar un acuerdo de licencia sobre marcas o patentes, debes tener en cuenta que si no dejas claro ciertos puntos clave en el contrato la Ley 20-00 sobre Propiedad Industrial sería aplicable para disipar esas ambigüedades. Entonces, si … Continue reading Marcas y patentes: régimen legal para licencias
The R in a circle ® or any other indication to identify registered trademarks are not explicitly required in the Dominican Industrial Property Law, therefore no … Continue reading What about the ®?
High market value is usually the main goal of products and services providers. Quality or certain properties distinguish them from others and causes a positive impression to the … Continue reading Certification Mark
Alto valor en el mercado es usualmente la meta principal de los proveedores de productos o servicios. Calidad y ciertas propiedades los distingue de los demás y causa impresión positiva en los consumidores. La marca de certificación otorga al producto … Continue reading Marca de Certificación
The newly enacted Law concerning Personal Data Protection No. 172-13 regulates gathering, handling, accessing, transferring, updating and annulling of personal information. Scope All personal data in … Continue reading New Law concerning Personal Data Protection
La recién promulgada Ley sobre Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal No. 172-13 regula la obtención, manejo, acceso, transferencia, actualización y anulación de información personal. Objeto Toda data personal en el territorio dominicano y/o cuando la legislación dominicana aplica a las … Continue reading Nueva Ley sobre Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal
Within the provisions balancing copyright and right to information, education and culture is the prerogative to declare a work as public utility given to its great … Continue reading Copyrighted work taken by the State
Apart from only having a limited duration of twenty (20) years, maintained through payment of annual fees, the holder may lose its patent if: The invention … Continue reading Loss of patent
Since the protection of industrial property (trademarks, patents, industrial designs…) is generally granted by registration, both Dominican law as well as various international treaties establish the … Continue reading Priority
The copyrighted work in the public domain may be used freely, however, the author should always be recognized as such and the work should not be … Continue reading Public domain
To answer an objection or opposition to a trademark registration, identifying when a trademark is identical or confusingly similar to another is of vital importance. The … Continue reading Confusingly similar
As for many things in life, being famous may offer plenty advantages for a distinctive sign (trademark, trade name, slogan, logo…) The Dominican Republic legislation considers … Continue reading The greatness of being famous
To know your rights as a trademark holder is as important as to know your limits. When you exercise the protection over your registered trademark please bear … Continue reading How far can I go with my registered trademark?
If you have a significant amount of time without using or just barely using your registered trademark and “out of nowhere” comes a non-use trademark cancellation … Continue reading Defense against trademark cancellation request
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You found a trademark for your product/service, BUT there is an identical or confusingly similar trademark already registered (that you never have seen in the marketplace). … Continue reading Why do you want it if you don’t use it?
Dominican Intellectual Property has several rules regarding the creator and the owner, in general circumstances they are one of the same. However, ownership rules may vary … Continue reading Who’s the patent owner?
La Propiedad Intelectual dominicana contiene diferentes normas relativas al creador y el titular, en circunstancias generales son la misma persona. Sin embargo, la titularidad puede variar de acuerdo al tipo de propiedad intelectual. En este post nos enfocaremos en la … Continue reading ¿Quién es el dueño de la patente?
What can be register as an industrial design? A design of an industrial or artisanal product, such as: school chair, clothe, home appliance, desk, bookcase, lamp… … Continue reading Industrial design registration in Dominican Republic
The registration process started without any problems, ONAPI had no objection and you successfully completed their examination. Everything was perfect until your trademark application was published … Continue reading And now, why do you oppose?
“I create, therefore I register” Some may think that the fashion industry has an easy job which involves little or no originality, only copying past tendencies … Continue reading Trending fashion