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How to Form an NGO in the Dominican Republic

If you are seeking to form a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Dominican Republic, either to act as your organization’s base in the Caribbean or to focus exclusively on the island nation, you will want to understand the main steps and legal obligations associated with the process, as these might differ from the ones required …

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3 Guatemala Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

In light of the social and economic consequences generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Guatemala’s growing technology sector promises to be a shot in the arm for economic recovery. While many businesses were forced to close due to restrictions imposed to hinder the virus, others were well prepared or managed to adapt to major upheavals in …

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Register and Protect Your Trademark in Central America

Registering your trademark in Central America protects your intellectual property from competitors. A trademark is defined as a unique sign that distinguishes your product or service from others. Once registered, you must take certain steps to protect your trademark regularly. Central America is comprised of 7 countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua …

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How to Conduct a Trademark Search in Central America

Conducting a trademark search in Central America is the best way to protect your business and distinguish it from other companies. It is a crucial pre-emptive step before applying to register a trademark when expanding your business in the region. In this article, we will help you understand all aspects you need to consider to …

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Latin American markets are not that transparent, and most companies are private, this results in difficult to reach information.

Manage your Business Risks with Due Diligence in Guatemala

When doing business in Guatemala, managing your business’ risks with due diligence practices is essential to its success and longevity. Language and/or cultural barriers, understanding the market and the way of handling businesses are challenges that foreign business owners face when expanding abroad. Buying existing companies or partnering with locals are key ways to reduce …

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