Intellectual Property

Trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets are among a company’s most valuable assets, and business executives need to be assured that whenever an IP dispute arises it will be efficiently managed by their trusted legal counsel. Santana Ripoll & Assoc. was the first law firm in the Dominican Republic to go to court to protect intellectual property rights. In this regard, the firm represents one of the most important portfolios of trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the country.

Santana Ripoll & Assoc. IP team handles all aspects of consensual and contentious issues regarding intellectual property in the Dominican Republic, such as trademarks and trade-names, patent registration, copyright, advice and enforcement of IP rights, and the purchase, sale, and licensing of IP rights.

The firm also provides legal services in connection with IP infringement, including investigations of both copyright piracy and industrial property counterfeiting, as well as prosecuting criminal and civil complaints.

The firm’s practice provides services in the media and advertising area, packaging, labeling, food and drug regulatory requirements, sanitary registration procedures, manufacturing and distribution agreements, franchising, trade secret protection, and data protection.