About BOIP

bonaire st eustatius and sabaThe Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) is the official  body for trademarks and designs registration in the Benelux. As instructed by the National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands, BOIP also implements the Trademarks Act (BES Islands). This is the trademark legislation applicable in the three special Dutch municipalities Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba.


BOIP is part of the  Benelux Organisation for Intellectual Property, an international organisation made up of three bodies:

  • the Committee of Ministers, the highest level decision-making body in the Benelux Union;
  • the Administrative Council, comprising representatives from the three Benelux countries;
  • the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), which in its capacity of intergovernmental organisation is responsible for implementing the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property.

This cooperation between Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg is unique and, since its inception, has evolved into a modern organisation with exceptional expertise in intellectual property in the Benelux. We are in close contact with many national and international intellectual property organisations and work constantly to fine-tune our services.

As of 10 October 2010, BOIP has implemented the Trademarks Act for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba under the authority of the National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands. The Netherlands is the first Benelux country to have entrusted BOIP with discharging a supplementary intellectual property law remit. You can find more information about BOIP on www.boip.int

Frequently asked questions

How do I contact BOIP?

We are happy to answer your questions. You can contact us by telephone or by e-mail. Our Information Centre is open on the following days and hours (GMT+1):

Mo - Thu: from 9:00 - 12:00h and from 13:00 - 17:00h.
Fr: from 10:00 - 12:00h and from 13:00 - 17:00h.

T: +31 70 349 12 22
E: trademarks@caribie.nl

Is my data adequately protected at BOIP?

BOIP implements the Trademarks Act (BES Islands) (WMB) as instructed by the National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands. Protection of your data is of the utmost importance to us. We have, therefore, implemented comprehensive technical and organisational measures to safeguard the availability, integrity and confidentiality of the data we manage.

Our information security policy is based on the relevant international standards. Security audits and penetration tests are carried out periodically by reputable, external security companies. These audits consistently conclude that our information security is in excellent order. For security reasons, we do not provide further details on how our services are protected.