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Patents

What is a patent? A patent is the title given to protect an invention. This title gives the owner the exclusive rights to use, make, or sell the invention for a limited period of time. An invention is a product or a process which solves a specific problem in the field of technology...

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Trade Marks

What is a trade mark? A trade mark is the visible sign used to distinguish the goods (“trade mark”) or services (“service Mark”) of an enterprise. A trade mark may consist of words, designs, letters, pictures ...

Intellectual Property

The term Intellectual property (IP) refers to the body of works which is the result of a creative human mind or intellect. IP protects the interests of creators in their works giving them property rights over their creations ...

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Who Are We?

The Companies and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) was established under Part II of the Patent Act, Act 8 of 1999. The CIPO is the National Companies and Intellectual Property Registry for the Commonwealth of Dominica and is a Department of the Ministry of National security and Home Affairs.

The CIPO is responsible for administering legislations, registering and keeping records in relation to Intellectual Property, Companies, Business Names and International Business Companies in Dominica.

Choosing Your Business Name:

  • NOT the same as a name already on the register in Dominica
  • NOT connected to any part of government (unless approved by the Minister)
  • NOT connected to a political party or its leader
  • NOT give a false impression of who will be employed
  • NOT give a false impression of where its products or services will come from

Alick C. Lawrence, SC
Corner of Nancy Whiticker House,
7 Old Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 7697/448 0535/445 4373
Fax: (767) 448 3511
Email: lawrencea@cwdom.dm
Alix Boyd-Knights
14 King George V Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 5550/448 5551
Email: kaichay@cwdom.dm
Anthony W. Astaphan, SC
65 King George V. Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 3841
Fax: (767) 448 3124/449 2696
Email: astaphana@gmail.com
Bernard Wiltshire - Bala Congree Chambers
54 King George V Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 1764/245 8598/317 8695
Email: bwilts47@cwdom.dm
Cara Shillingford
Corner of Hanover Street & Hodges Lane,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 9478/225 4563
Email: ccshillingford@gmail.com
Caribbean Commercial & IP Law Practitioners
2nd Floor,
Eversleigh House,
Corner Hanover Street and Hodges Lane,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 8999
Email: info@cclawpractitioners.co.uk
Charles Juris Chambers (John Elue Charles, LLM)
Upper Floor,
Liza Antonia Building,
38B Upper Lane,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 7391
Email: c.jurischambers@gmail.com
Cilma A. M. Dupigny
20 Hanover Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 3012/448 2168
Fax: (767) 448 6808
Email: dupignyc@cwdom.dm
Danielle Edwards
Castle Comfort,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 8110/225 3685
Email: daniellewards@gmail.com
Darius Jones
29 King George V Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 1179/276 5241
Email: dwjqe@hotmail.co.uk
David Bruney
Bruney's House,
13 River Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 9536/449 9537
Fax: (767) 449 9538
Email: stoney@cwdom.dm
Dawn Yearwood
16 Hanover Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 0013
Fax: (767) 440 3605
Email: dawny05@hotmail.com
dyearwoodchambers@hotmail.com
Duncan G. Stowe
58 River Bank,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 8737
Fax: (767) 235 2300
Email: dgstowe@gmail.com
Dyer & Dyer
19 Fields Lane,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 2617
Fax: (767) 448 7810
Email: dyer@cwdom.dm
Eamon de Freitas, Lisa de Freitas & Hazel Johnson
14 Cork Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 2530/448 4199
Fax: (767) 448 6760
Email: defreitas@cwdom.dm
Edward Peter Alleyne
8 Castle Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 2129/448 4444
Fax: (767) 448 8110
Email: alleynechambers@cwdom.dm
Elijah Law Chambers / Anthony J.B. Commodore & Associates
P.O. Box 422,
70 Cork Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 8191/614 3756
Fax: (767) 440 8191
Email: elijahlawchambers956@gmail.com
Elise Darwton
c/o DOMLEC,
18 Castle Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 2681
Fax: (767) 448 5397
Email:
Emmanuel & Associates
13 Great Marlborough Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 5204
Fax: (767) 448 8755
Email: emanuelg@cwdom.dm
Geoffrey Letang
36 Cork Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 5549
Email: letangandassociates@gmail.com
Gerald Burton & Collean T. Felix-Grant
33 Kennedy Avenue,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 8330
Fax: (767) 449 8343
Email: gblawclerks@gmail.com
Gildon Richards
33 Great George Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 2251
Fax: (767) 440 0153
Email: gildonrichards@yahoo.com
Glen Ducreay
13 River Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 8190
Fax: (767) 448 8049
Email: glenducreaychambers@gmail.com
Heather Felix-Evans and Jeff Douglas Mudock
Top Floor,
King George V Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 0816/440 6901
Fax: (767) 449 2696/448 3271
Email: hffelixevans@cwdom.dm
hffechambers@cwdom.dm
Henry M. Shillingford
M.E. Charles Building,
2nd Floor,
Cnr. Old & Cork Streets,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 8257/613 1463
Email: hmslawchambers@gmail.com
Indira St. Jean
Durham Estate,
Giraudel
Tel: (767) 613 3782
Email: indirastjean@gmail.com
prolegalsol@gmail.com
Joan K.R. Prevost & Mary A. Roberts
18 Kennedy Avenue,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 5832/448 7202
Fax: (767) 448 7582
Email: prevostjkr@cwdom.dm
prevost_roberts@cwdom.dm
Joffrey Harris, SC, Joelle A V Harris & Noelize N. Knight-Didier
3 Hodges Lane,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 2325/448 2350
Email: jjharris@cwdom.dm
noelize.knight@gmail.comb
Joshua Francis
7 Cross Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440-8764/285-9732
Fax: (767) 440 8765
Email: jfc@cwdom.dm
Julien Prevost & Jilane-Milani Prevost
Prevost & Prevost Chambers
33 Great George Street
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 8331/275 1292
Email:
Kathy R. Buffong-Royer/Wynante Adrien Roberts
Pinnacle Law Chambers,
27 Great Marlborough Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 3733
Fax: (767) 440 3734
Email: pinnaclelawchambers@gmail.com
Kevin J. Williams
Cnr. Old and Church Streets,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 449 8331/448 2808
Fax: (767) 449 8361
Email: prevostandwilliams@cwdom.dm
Laurin A. Vidal
15 Kennedy Avenue,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 8216
Fax: (767) 440 8217
Email: vidallaw@cwdom.dm
Lennox Lawrence
36 Great George Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 4771/448 4791
Fax: (767) 448 7376
Email: barrister@cwdom.dm
Michael E. Bruney
12 Virgin Lane,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 0200
Fax: (767) 448 0202
Email: bruneym@cwdom.dm
DBlawyers@yahoo.com
Michelle Matthew
Roseau Cooperative Credit Union,
31-35 Independent Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 5991/448 7435/448 2499
Fax: (767) 448 2491
Email:
Noreen John & Associates
46 Hanover Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 7732/285 4227
Email: noreenhjohn@gmail.com
Ronald Charles & Associates
7 Cross Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 1484/276 2421
Fax: (767) 440 8817
Email: rcassociates@cwdom.dm
Ronald O.P.Armour
Casaropa,
Portsmouth
Tel: (767) 445 5277
Fax: (767) 445 4536
Email: casaropa@cwdom.dm
Rose-Anne Charles
7 Old Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 4966/275 4279
Email: rosecharles@cwdom.dm
Singoalla Blomqvist-Williams
Cnr. Church & Victoria Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 448 0950/448 5631/235 5074
Fax: (767) 448 0949
Email: blomqvists@cwdom.dm
Tiyani Behanzin
54 King George V Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 265 7125/617 5005 & 1 (727) 499 8214
Email:
Wayne Norde & Bernadette Lambert
50 King George V Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 8676
Email: waynenorde@hotmail.com
bernadette_lambert@hotmail.com
Wiliams & Horsford (Kondwani Williams)
P.O. Box 2130,
36 Great George Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 4920
Fax: (767) 440 4918
Email: whbarristers@cwdom.dm
William E. Riviere
46 Hanover Street,
Roseau
Tel: (767) 440 7272/235 9072
Fax: (767) 445 3344
Email: william_riviere@msn.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any person, who is over eighteen years of age, is of sound mind and does not have the status of a bankrupt may incorporate a company.
Person may singly or jointly with others by subscribing to a Memorandum and to Articles, incorporate an International Business Company (IBC).
Any individual, partnership or firm carrying on business in Dominica under a business name other than his or their true names(s) shall register their business in accordance with the Registration of Business Names Act, Chap 78:46 of the Revised Laws of Dominica 1990.
The term Intellectual property (IP) refers to the body of works which is the result of a creative human mind or intellect. IP protects the interests of creators in their works giving them property rights over their creations. IP rights are protected by national laws and international agreements – treaties and conventions.
The Companies and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) was established under Part II of the Patent Act, Act 8 of 1999. The CIPO is the National Companies and Intellectual Property Registry for the Commonwealth of Dominica and is a Department of the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs

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