Santo Domingo.- During her speech, the deputy attorney stressed the importance of adequately protecting intellectual property in an increasingly globalized and digitized society. In addition, he stressed that piracy and counterfeiting of products and services not only affect content creators and brands, but also consumers, who may be exposed to low-quality products and risks to their health.
At the Gathering, Jaime Roca, president of the AMCHAMDR Legal Committee, highlighted the efforts made by the Attorney General's Office and the UPI, which are aligned to remove the country from the non-priority compliance list it is on, through the Special Report 301 on United States Intellectual Property.
"After the magistrate has taken the action, prosecutions against intellectual property crimes have doubled, when we talk about counterfeiting, that includes medicines that we give to children, which could cause the death of many minors," said Roca.
Judge Ferreira also highlighted the work they do together with Customs, prosecuting intellectual property crimes in various parts of the country and following up on complaints made by citizens. During his presentation, Ferreira explained the importance of liaison prosecutors located throughout the country, who are responsible for following up on illegal acts committed in the area of intellectual property.
“The liaison prosecutors are nothing more than a way or a gateway to justice for the victims of these crimes,” said Ferreira.
For her part, Mary Fernández, former president and founder of the AMCHAMDR Legal Committee, applauded the efforts made by the Intellectual Property Unit of the Attorney General's Office to control crimes against intellectual property in the Dominican Republic.
“It is the first time I have heard that the Dominican State assumes the responsibility that intellectual property is not only a private issue, but also involves health and an economic issue,” said Fernández.
About the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR)
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR for its acronym in English) is a non-profit association, legally incorporated on November 8, 1923, which promotes a healthy investment climate based on access to knowledge, opportunities and a culture of best practices for the socioeconomic and professional development of its partners. AMCHAMDR is affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA).