I would like to welcome you to the website of the Bureau of
Intellectual Property. The Bureau of Intellectual Property is the
governmental agency in charge of all matters concerning the
registration of Intellectual Property in Aruba. Other than in several
countries, where you’ll find separate institutions to handle the
different areas of Intellectual Property, the Bureau of Intellectual
Property covers the whole field of Intellectual Property in Aruba.
I am very happy to welcome you as a visitor on our website
and hope you’ll get the information you need. If this is not the case you
can always contact us
(see our "contact us" section).
Bureau is celebrating this year its 20th anniversary. The Bureau
was instituted in November 1987.
During the past 20 years
Aruba has made great progress in this area:
The patent Act was
introduced in 1995.
Trademark registrations and searches have been automated.
Aruban IP-right-owners are becoming more & more aware of their rights.
Many well-known international brand owners have found their way to the
Nevertheless, There are still many other brands in use in Aruba of which
still no recording has been made.
Although at this moment protection of a trademark still might be derived by
first use, the new Aruban Trademark Act will grant exclusive rights to
solely registered trademarks.
number of patent filings are also showing growing numbers each year again.
Januari 31st 2007 Aruba became a member of the INTA. With this
membership Aruba has made another step forward in its effort to let the
world know about the possibilities of registration and protection of
intellectual property in Aruba.