Legal basis is the Aruba Trademarks Act, which was set into force on 1 November 1987,as Aruba became an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 1st January 1986.Trademark protection is obtained by registration.

Trademark registration classification:

Nice Classification


  • Applicant’s name and address.
  • Prints of the trademark.
  • List of goods/services according to the International Classification.
  • A Power of Attorney simply signed


  • The application is filed at the Bureau of Intellectual Property in Arub
  • The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks
  • After formal examination and acceptance, the Bureau will notify the agent and he can proceed to pay the registration fee, after which the trademark will be officially registered.
  • Upon receipt of the registration fee the BIPA shall register the trademark a certificate of registration shall be sent to the applicant.
  • The processing time from first filing to registration is approximately 2 months. It is possible though to file through an expedited procedure if necessary.

Duration and Renewal: A trademark registration in Aruba is valid 10 years from the filing date of application. It can be renewed for further periods of 10 years.


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