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When you are filling in the application form to register a trademark for Sint Maarten, you are requested to provide a list of goods and/or services.
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Every year the 26th of April we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme is Women in innovation and creativity.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) set up this day to raise more awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights (such as patents, copyright and trademarks).

On WIPO’s website you can find all information:

The knowledge I gained from the INTA Brands and Fashion conference in March 2017

Diffusion brands “In fashion, the term “diffusion brand” means a secondary line by a well-known designer…They are intended to reach a younger, aspirational demographic with lower price points and edgier items – all while generating extra revenue.”1

The Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten is pleased to announce that as per today, November 27th, we are open and able to provide services to the public. As mentioned in a previous press release, the office was severely damaged as a result of the passing of hurricane Irma. The office has been renovated and we are ready to receive clients.

A heartfelt thank you to the entire team and staff of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) for their help and support during our rebuilding process by taking over the trademark registrations for Sint Maarten. 

Trademark registrations for Sint Maarten

During the start-up phase of BIP SXM, BOIP gathered all the relevant available data concerning trademark rights valid in Sint Maarten. An online register was created based on the official publications by the Bureau for Intellectual Property Curaçao (BIP CW) between January 2001 and October 2015.

Please note the following assumptions that were made and decisions that were taken.


The Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten officially presents its first financial statement to the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (Minister of TEATT) for approval. This took place after only ten months since the National Ordinance for the Bureau for Intellectual Property (National Ordinance BIP) came into force making the Bureau an official legal body.

Bureau for Intellectual Property Officially Launches I-Envelope


​On April 8, 2016, the Bureau for Intellectual Property will host its official opening. As the organization that encourages intellectual creations, the Bureau will launch the I-envelope.


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