Trademark registration

You can apply for the registration of your trademark directly online. You need to download an application to register a trademark

Your trademark will then be registered at CaribIE, the office for intellectual property for the Caribbean Netherlands. The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property handles trademark registration for the Caribbean Netherlands under the authority of the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (Department of the Caribbean Netherlands).

A new trademark

A standard 10-year trademark application costs USD 310. If your trademark cannot be registered after all, the filing fees will not be refunded.

The registration is valid for a period of 10 years. Your trademark will be protected for the duration of this period. You can then renew your registration at the end of the 10-year period.
To maintain the right to your trademark you need to use it actively.

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Steven de Lira (EN)

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.