Guide to Doing Business
in St. Maarten

Intellectual property

On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles as a country ceased to exist and St. Maarten became an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As of this date, new legislation came into force that basically (re)confirmed the intellectual property law provisions applicable under the former Antillean system.

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