The Bureau for Intellectual Property (BIP SXM), in collaboration with the Patent Office, subdivision of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (NEA) partnered for the Sint Maarten Innovation, Initiatives & Industries Link-Up Event (SMILE) 2019. This two-day event kicked off with a welcome reception followed by 29 masterclasses and workshops held on October 26th, 2019 at the University of Sint Maarten.
from left to right: Mrs. Glennis Vlaun (Chairperson), Ms. Sophia Brown (Vice Chairperson), Honorable Minister of TEATT, Mr. Stuart Johnson, Mrs. Vincentia Rosen-Sandiford (Director) and Dr. Rhoda Arrindell (Member).
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation.”
The Bureau for Intellectual Property (BIP SXM) partnered with the PWR Agency whom hosted the IMPACT 2019 workshop, on July 20th, 2019. The collaborating organizations were NPower, the Sint Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) and the Anguilla Youth Business Foundation and 4C Foundation.
“The Unreal Campaign is INTA’s public awareness initiative designed to educate teenagers (ages 14-18) about the importance of trademarks, intellectual property, and dangers of counterfeit products. The Campaign has successfully reached nearly 40,000 students directly since its launch in 2012.”