Trademark registrations in the Dominican Republic are governed by Industrial Property Law # 20-00. The National Office for Industrial Property (ONAPI) is the government entity in charge of processing all trademark-related filings in the Dominican Republic, the local equivalent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Since ONAPI’s main offices are located in the city of Santo Domingo, our firm handles all trademark matters through our Guzman Ariza office in Santo Domingo. This way we can assure our clients that their trademark applications will be submitted directly to the office responsible for making the final decision.
Guzman Ariza attorneys believe that specialization leads to maximizing efficiency and service value for our trademark clients. In an effort to reach this goal, we have limited our Intellectual Property practice to three complementary areas: trademark registration, trademark litigation and sanitary registration (Drug Marketing Approval).
Our specialized trademark lawyers provide trademark owners and international attorneys with an all-inclusive service covering all aspects of Dominican Trademark Law, ranging from the drafting and filing of the trademark applications to client representation in trademark infringement litigation. The services offered by our firm include: