Guide to Doing Business
in Aruba

Intellectual property

Aruba gained its official status as autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 1st, 1986. It became a separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The government of Aruba instituted the Bureau of Intellectual Property Aruba (BIPA, in Dutch: Bureau voor Intellectueel Eigendom) in November 1987.

Please see our Trademark Guide Aruba for more information on the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks.