Servicemark, Patent and/or
you have your inventions, trademarks, service marks, or copyrights registered in
Aruba to be protected against unauthorized use on the island ?
your registration in Aruba NOW !!
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After Aruba gained its official
status as autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 1ST,
1986, the Bureau of Intellectual Property of Aruba was instituted in 1987.
Before this date Intellectual property rights used to be handled by the
In 1987 The Bureau started registering only Trade- and Service marks and
Copyrights. It expanded its services in 1995 with the Patent-Division. In 2004
the Bureau will institute 2 new divisions, which are “ the Industrial-Design
Division ” and “ the I-Envelope division ”. The Bureau is growing. At this
very moment the Bureau consists of 9 employees including the Director.
At this moment the Bureau is still a department of the government, though the
Bureau is thinking about working on its independence. The Bureau will remain
though a public federal institution, but will become an independent legal
intellectual properties can be (registered) protected in Aruba ?
As of 1987 your
inventions, trademarks, service marks, and all other intellectual property, has
to be registered (in Aruba) in order to be protected from unauthorized use in
After January 1ST, 1986 trademarks and service marks
registered in the Netherlands Antilles were no longer protected in Aruba. For
this reason, any person or company from any part of the world will have to
register their trademarks en service marks at the Bureau to get protection
against unauthorized use in Aruba.
The Netherlands Patent Office used to handle patent affairs for the
territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, thus including Aruba.
Since April 1ST, 1995 Aruba has its own Patent Act and its own Patent
Division, within the Bureau of Intellectual Property.
The grant of a patent gives exclusive rights of use to the title bearer to
exclude others from unauthorized making, using or selling the patented invention
within Aruba and its territorial water during the term of the patent.
The registering of copyrights at the Bureau lets the world know, for
legal purposes, who owns a
particular piece of work of literature, science or art. By registering in Aruba
the author will obtain international protection.
Aruba also recognizes protection against unfair competition directed
against acts of competition. The protection against unfair competition
supplements the protection of trademarks and inventions.
Can you register your
trademark or patent yourself ?
If you reside in Aruba you can. If the owner of one of the
above-mentioned intellectual properties is not established in Aruba, the
registration can only be obtained through a
trademark or patent agent.
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