Dominican Republic

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International classification, Nice 10th Edition


Goods and services may be registered
PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Renewal10 years from the registration date and  every 10 years thereafter
Use provisionsNon-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims

PCT national phase

PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
DurationPatents are granted for a term of 20 years from their effective filing date; this term can be extended for a maximum of 3 further years when there has been an unreasonable delay in the grant of the patent, or of the grant of the relevant marketing authorisation for a pharmaceutical product
AnnuitiesPayable on the 2nd anniversary of the filing date and annually thereafter
PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Duration Designs registrations have an initial term of 5 years from their filing date, and this term is renewable for two further periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date