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
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
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 ®?
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
According to the Law 20-00 of Industrial Property an invention may be patented when these conditions are met: Novelty: the invention has not been disclosed or … Continue reading Can I patent my invention?
De acuerdo a la Ley 20-00 sobre Propiedad Industrial, una invención puede ser patentable cuando las siguientes condiciones se cumplen: Novedad: la invención no puede haber sido divulgada o hecha accesible al público (mundialmente). Nivel inventivo: la invención no puede … Continue reading ¿Mi invención es patentable?
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?