Registering outside the Caribbean Netherlands

Benelux trademark

You can apply for registration of a trademark for the Benelux territory on the website of BOIP. If you are applying for registration of a Benelux trademark from the Caribbean Netherlands, you will need a correspondence address in the European Economic Area (EEA) or to enlist the services of a trademarks agent based in an EEA country.

International trademark

You can file an international trademark based on a Caribbean Dutch trademark at the CaribIE office. Forms for international registration are available. Please complete the form, print it en send it to BOIP by e-mail, by post or by fax. This form should be completed in Englisch or in certain cases in French. The forms for the recordal of changes in the register, for renewing a registration or for expanding it to other countries (subsequent designation) are also available. Please complete the form you need, print it and send it to WIPO.

EU trademark

Applications for the registration of an EU trademark (European trademarks) can be submitted here. This link will lead you to the application form on the EUIPO site. If you wish to register an EU trademark from the Caribbean Netherlands you will need a correspondence address in the European Union or to enlist the services of a trademarks agent based in an EEA country.

For further details about the protection of your trademark outside the Caribbean Netherlands, click here

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If you are a professionally active company with ambition, trademark registration is a must. Brand names are your company's capital. A unique brand name adds to your company's quality image and adds value. It's not something you want to have any trouble with, and it far outweighs the costs.'

Steven de Lira came to the Netherlands in 1994 from Curaçao to study industrial engineering and management. After graduating, he set up Opensa, a firm specialising in organisational consultancy and SilkBricks, a software company that makes tools designed to accelerate innovation processes within businesses.