Sharin Pablo

As a Partner, Sharin oversees the Corporate and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. Her practice has focused on a wide range of corporate issues, standing out in delicate transactions of mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and financing of foreign investment projects. As a specialist in Competition Law and Intellectual Property, she continuously advises numerous companies in different sectors of the economy, regulated and unregulated.

Sharin was awarded in 2000 a Fulbright Scholarship, an academic program considered one of the most prestigious in the world and created at the initiative of Senator J. William Fulbright, which operates under the auspices of the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State. of the United States and administered in the Dominican Republic by the Franklin Center, attached to the US Embassy. Accepted at Georgetown University for the Master of Laws (LLM), with a concentration in Economic Law and Competition Law, she presented her master's thesis on the creation of a competition regime in the Dominican Republic and the challenges that its creation implied.

Upon returning to the Dominican Republic, she joined as a Partner of the firm co-participating in the founding of the Corporate Department and later the Intellectual Property Department. Under her leadership, intense corporate activity has developed at ROCA. She has placed the firm among the top law firms in the practice of intellectual property in the country. Her participation encompasses, among other operations, the reorganization, acquisition and merger of one of the largest Dominican companies acquired by foreign capital. Sharin’s portfolio of clients and experience includes the representation of foreign and national capitals for the reorganization of real estate assets, intangible assets, real estate projects for urban and tourist developments.

In December 2012 and then again in December 2015, she was chosen by her Dominican colleagues as National Delegate for the Dominican Republic before the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), position she held until December 2018. From 2016 to 2018, she served as President of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Association of Intellectual Property (ADOPI). She currently serves as Chair of the Committee of Industrial Designs and Trade Dress of ASIPI, Member of the Unfair Competition Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Intellectual Property Commission of the Paris Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Her practice leads her to interact with clients and collaborate with professionals from the United States, Spain, Germany, China, India, Singapore, Argentina, Haiti, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, most of the islands of the Caribbean, among others. She has authored numerous publications on issues of competition, corporate governance, telecommunications and intellectual property.


Practice

Corporate

Mergers and Acquisitions

International Commerce

Foreign Investment

Competition Law

Contracts

Franchises

Distribution Agreements

Manufacturing

Fiscal

Telecommunications

Invention Patents

Utility Models

Industrial Designs

Trademarks

Tradenames

Copyright

Domain Names

Regulatory


Memberships 

Past President of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Intellectual Property Association (ADOPI)

President of the Committee of Industrial Designs and Trade Dress of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI)

Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Intellectual Property Commission of the Chamber of Commerce of Paris (ICC)

Member of the Unfair Competition Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Member of the Bar Association of the Dominican Republic


Publications 

Designations of Origin and Their Importance for National Identity. Gaceta Judicial, March 2018

Intellectual Property Ecosystem: A Necessity for The Development of A Creative Economy. Gaceta Judicial, April 2017

Compulsory licenses for restrictive practices of competition in the Dominican Republic. Gaceta Judicial, June 2016

Country Brand: The Registration of Your Identity. ANUDOPI, August 2016

Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property. Gaceta Judicial, June 2015

"Exxon Corporation Wins Unconstitutional Action before the Constitutional Court" World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), November-December 2012

"Registration of Non-Traditional Trademarks", World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), September-October 2012

"Registration and Renewal Process for Trade Names", World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), May-June 2012

"Keeping it Simple: New Trademark Treaty", World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), March-April 2012

"Fluid Brands: Risk or Opportunity?", Special Edition of Intellectual Property Gaceta Judicial - ADOPI, April 2011

"Trademark Law Treaty Now to Reality", World Intellectual Property (WIPR), January - February 2012

"Telecoms and Media - Dominican Republic", Getting the Deal Through, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

"The Law of Competition in the Licensing and Technology Transfer Contracts", Special Edition of Intellectual Property Judicial Gazette - ADOPI, April 2010

"Competition and Intellectual Property: A Delicate Balance", Special Edition of Intellectual Property Judicial Gazette - ADOPI, April 2009

"Towards a Competition Policy in the Dominican Republic" Latin American Competition, Bulletin No. 6, Directorate General of Competition of the European Commission, 1999


Education

Bachelor of Law  (Summa Cum Laude), Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, PUCMM

Georgetown University (LL.M.)

Fulbright Grantee (2000)


Languages

Spanish

English