BIP SXM, the starting point
for the IP-professional/representative/lawyer
We provide you with information to assist you in your day-to-day work
and keep you updated on intellectual property developments.
Become a Trademark Representative
List of Trademark Representatives
Register a (National) Trademark directly
Maintain a (registered) trademark
Patent applications are administered in the Netherlands at the 'Netherlands Patent Office' in The Hague. The patent right is granted to the patentee by the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Protection is granted for The Netherlands, St. Maarten, Curaçao and the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands (BES: Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba).
Patents are regulated by
The Madrid system
A useful tool to register and manage trademarks worldwide.
The Madrid Fee calculator
- Test your IP knowledge
- BES islands trademark website
The Nice classification system
Three ways to register trademarks abroad
Apply to the trademark office of each country in which you are seeking protection by filing the corresponding application in the required language and paying the required fees.
- A country may require you to use the services of a locally-based trademark agent.
- Some countries do not have a national system and use a regional system instead.
If you want protection in countries which are members of a regional trademark system you may apply for registration, with effect in the territories of all member countries, by filing an application at the relevant regional office.
Regional trademark offices
- African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO)
- Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP)
- European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
- African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
- Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
WIPO's Madrid System significantly simplifies the process for simultaneously seeking trademark protection in more than 115 countries.
Rather than filing national applications in many languages, the Madrid System enables you to file a single application, in one language, and to pay just one application fee.