The National Ordinance BIP is planned to go into effect in October 2015. This will enable private persons and businesses in Sint Maarten and our neighboring islands in the region can register their national as well as their international trademarks via the online registration system.
As of today all trademark representatives on Sint Maarten can register at BIP SXM via the trademark representative form now available. Pursuant to article 15 of the amended Trademark Ordinance (AB 2014, no. 83) a trademark representative is:
The Bureau will publish a list of trademark representatives on the website registered as such with the Bureau.