Speakers IP Professionals Seminar, March 8th & 9th 2018

The Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (BIP SXM) is hosting a unique two-day seminar for IP professionals and administrators in the (Dutch) Caribbean. This informative seminar is free of cost (excluding the cost of lunch).

Event Address: Belair Community Center, Sint Maarten
Contact us at (+1721) 543-3500 or email us at pr@bip.sx

Invited speakers
Don't miss this opportunity to gain more insight on the protection of Intellectual Property rights on Sint Maarten. This event will be supported by our invited IP experts, Mr. Camille Janssen from the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property and Ms. Carine Jänsch from the (Dutch) Caribbean region. The main topic of the first day will be Trademarks, while the second day will be mainly about Copyrights and Patents. 


Camille Janssen
Camille JANSSEN, Staff Lawyer, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), NL

After graduating from VU University Camille Janssen started working at the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) in 1998.
Since then he has been involved in the check on absolute grounds, including defending BOIP’s cases in appeal, and in the process of writing BOIP’s opposition decisions. Camille has during his time at BOIP also been involved in the legislative process including the introduction in the Benelux legislation of an opposition procedure, the writing of the Benelux Treaty on Intellectual Property which replaced the old Benelux laws on Trademarks and Designs, the adaptation of the Benelux Treaty to the Directive on Enforcement and most recently the introduction of a cancellation procedure. He is author of several articles on trademarks and now one of the senior lawyers working at BOIP.

Carine Jaensch
CARINE JANSCH, IP Lawyer at Ox & Wolf in Curacao.

After graduating from the Universtity of Amsterdam in 1995, Carine has actively built her expertise in IP.
She started here career as a lawyer (advocaat) in Amsterdam and is based in Curaçao since 2000, where she and former colleagues started their own law firm OX & WOLF legal partners in 2015.
In over twenty years Carine assisted a variety of clients from globally operating companies seeking local guidance to artists wanting to protect their creative works.
She has represented clients in many court proceedings in the Netherlands as well as in the Dutch Caribbean. Carine is also a trademark attorney (merkengemachtigde) with a long track record in trademark prosecution. She is the chairperson of the Association of Trade Mark Attorneys in Curaçao and a Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Asociación Interamericana de la Propriedad Intelectual (ASIPI). Carine is a regular speaker on various IP related subjects.

Vincentia Rosen-Sandiford
Mrs. Vincentia Rosen-Sandiford, Director, Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (BIP SXM)

Mrs. Vincentia Rosen-Sandiford is the first Director of the Bureau for Intellectual Property in Sint Maarten(1). In her role as Director, she is helping to foster a more diversified innovative and entrepreneurial economy which is almost solely dependent on tourism. Under her leadership, the Bureau for Intellectual Property of Sint Maarten (also known as BIP SXM) has strategically partnered with local, regional, and international organizations to best provide information and create more awareness about the registration and use of Intellectual Property’s rights in one’s business. 

(1) The intellectual property rights of Sint Maarten prior to October 10, 2010 were administered through the Bureau for Intellectual Property of the Netherlands Antilles. As per October 10, 2010 until October 1, 2015 the Bureau for Intellectual Property of Curaçao acted on behalf of Sint Maarten to register trademarks both national and international. As of October 1, 2015, the Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten was legally established and henceforth in charge of the administration and providing information of intellectual property rights on Sint Maarten. Since then the Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten, in close cooperation with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, provides an online trademark registration system allowing the entire procedure to be considerably fast and transparent. Anywhere in the world you can track the status of your trademark application in Sint Maarten on-line. 

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