About our Bureau

The Bureau for Intellectual Property of Curaçao, BIP, is proud to serve the community by giving information on copyright protection, taking care of trademark registration, filing for patent protection and by promoting the importance of protecting intellectual property. We do so by offering excellent and fast service, and by giving as much information as possible about the different aspects of intellectual property.

After 107 years as a government office, BIP has become a public corporate body on the 29th of November of 2000, whose primary task was to register trademarks and patents in the Netherlands Antilles for private persons, domestic and foreign companies.

This was carried into effect on the basis of the National Trademark Ordinance of 1995, the National Trademark Decree and the Patents Act for the Kingdom of the Netherlands of 1995. BIP gives legal advice on the field of copyrights in accordance with the Copyright Ordinance of 1913.

BIP is established on the island of Curaçao and since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on October 10, 2010 BIP provides intellectual property services mainly to the territory of Curaçao.

Curaçao is geographically located at the southwest end of the Caribbean or at the northeast end of South America.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of several parts, which are linked under a legal framework laid down in a Charter, of December 15 of 1954.

Curaçao is an autonomous equal partner in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and has her own jurisdiction for intellectual property rights.