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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 
Kingdom Law


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Three ways to register trademarks abroad

National route

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.

Regional route

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

International route

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.