BES-Island Deadline for filing reconfirmation of former Netherlands Antilles registrations
In order to maintain and protect current national Antillean Trademark rights, current Netherlands Antilles holders will need to file maintenance/confirmation applications for the BES-Islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba) before October 10th 2011.
Applications are made to the Office for IP for the Caribbean Netherlands in the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property.
Registration in the BES register extends to all three BES-Islands. Requests for renewal may be submitted simultaneously with an application for confirmation.
Failure to file the maintenance applications by October 10th,2011 means that there will be no protection for Netherlands Antilles registrations in the BES-Islands as of October 11th, 2011 unless a new application is filed with the Benelux Trademark Office.