Changes in trademark registrations in St. Martin
As of October 1, 2015, the Bureau for Intellectual Property Curaçao is no longer the competent authority for registering St. Martin trademarks. Future filings are handled by the Bureau for Intellectual Property St. Maarten (BIP SXM).
The BIP SXM, in cooperation with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), opened for business online on October 5, 2015, and will be physically opening its doors to the public.
Pursuant to this change, trademark registration fees have gone up by approximately 33 percent for an application filed in up to three classes. A list of the applicable fees, as per October 1st, 2015, of the BIP SXM, can be found here.