Ron would be the next D.O. in Dominican Republic
Upon request of the Dominican Association of Rum Producers (“Asociación Dominicana de Productores de Ron – ADOPRON”) the National Office of Industrial Property of Dominican Republic (ONAPI) is reviewing an application filed for a designation of origin for Dominican Ron.
As usually, ONAPI evaluates the pertinent criteria for the granting of the Denomination of origin (D.O.), which are stricter than for granting a Geographical Indication (G.I.). In other countries such as Guatemala and Cuba a Denomination of origin to Ron has already been granted.
The ONAPI actively promotes in Dominican Republic the registration of Geographical Indications and Denominations of Origin.
Denominations of origin are distinctive signs that associate special qualities that brought fame to a product, or to a geographical area.