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CarIPI releases new case studies on registrations of plant variety rights and geographical indications in the Dominican Republic

The CARIFORUM Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Project (CarIPI) has just published four new intellectual property (IP) documents as part of Activity 3 of its third Annual Work Plan: Case studies and promotion of opportunities for research cooperation, to keep raising awareness on IP tools in the Caribbean.

These publications provide evidence on the impact of the use of IP, in particular plant variety rights and geographical indications, for some specific products from the Dominican Republic. They show how specific producers or groups of producers have benefited from their IP registrations.

The Intellectual Property System in the Dominican Republic is a brief introduction to the IP system in force in the country. It includes a short description of the National Industrial Property Office (ONAPI) and the Plant Variety Rights Protection Office (OREVADO) of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Dominican Cocoa (DCGI) case study shows how the registration of this geographical indication has strengthened the cocoa sector of the country, encouraging national growth of new finished products.

The Plant Variety Solanum and Plant Variety Oriza case studies highlight the importance of plant breeders’ rights and how these boost new agricultural research and increase productivity in the Dominican Republic.

If you want to learn how other Caribbean companies use IP tools to build a strong brand and protect their intangible assets, visit our IP Documents webpage for more downloadable case studies.


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