DR and United States sign customs agreement

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Now it will be easier for travelers to use the Punta Cana’s International Airport bound for the United States. On December second (2nd) of 2016 The Dominican and US customs authorities signed an air pre-authorization agreement for travelers using Punta Cana’s international airport to the United States, whereby they will […]

Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) A trademark in the Dominican Republic is defined as any sign or combination of signs that may be graphically symbolized and are suitable to distinguish the products or services of a business from those of others. Although the registration of trademarks is not mandatory in the Dominican Republic, there are many […]

DR to become Caribbean’s Air Hub

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) The Dominican Republic’s tourism industry and commercial aviation representatives agreed on August 10, 2016 to work to make the country the Caribbean’s major air hub. The proposal was discussed in a gathering hosted by the Dominican Tourism Press Association (Adompretur), where the president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC)  promised […]

Dominican Rep .DO TLD 25 Years

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) The Dominican Republic will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the top level domain (TLD) .DO as part of a four day event called Internet Week on August 22 to 25 of 2016. The event is organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Registry (LACNIC), ICANN, the Latin America and […]

Dominican Foods & Beverages Registration

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The import and distribution of packaged foods and beverages in the Dominican Republic requires  a Health Permit Registration prior to their supply to the general public The Ministry of Health in the Dominican Republic is the entity that controls the sanitary process of foods, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, beer, medicines, […]

DR Register of Foreign Services Providers

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Foreign professional service providers are required to register and present their technical or professional credentials as a guarantee, to be able to operate temporarily in the Dominican Republic. The creation of such register was decided by the Dominican Consumer Protection Institute (“Pro Consumidor”) Resolution 03-2011 of July 21st of 2011, […]

DR Entry in Force Niza International Classification 10th Ed.

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On August ninth (9th) of 2012 the National Office of Industrial Property (ONAPI) of the Dominican Republic issued the Resolution RD-116/2012 through which it informs the public of the Entering in Force of the Niza International Classification Tenth Edition. In this regard, Resolution RD-116/2012 establishes, among other items, the following: First: […]

Tax Regime of Trusts in Dominican Republic

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On August 24th of 2012, the Tax Authorities (DGII) issued Ruling 02-12 regarding the Tax Regime of Trusts with the purpose of establishing the regulations and procedures to be complied with by trusts and the parties thereto involved, with respect to their tax duties and obligations. Pursuant to the provisions set […]

DR Customs Intellectual Property Protection

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) Dominican Intellectual Property Law 20-00, and Law 426-06 for the implementation of the DR-CAFTA, establishes that if the owner of intellectual property rights suspects that an import of goods in violation of its rights is being prepared, it may request a court as a preventive measure to order customs to suspend […]

DR Real Estate Property Survey

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) On May 16th, 2013, the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic issued Resolution No. 1419-2013, of Diverse Procedures before the Title Registrars and the Cadastral Measurement Offices (“Resolution No.1419-2013”). Within the Diverse Procedures proposed in such Resolution No.1419-2013, is the survey (or deslinde) of real estate properties supported by Annotated […]