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Saint Martin Trademark registration (Sirt Maarten)

Trade Marks - St Maarten

Basis for Registration
Independent

International Arrangements
Paris Convention, Madrid Protocol

Categories of Trade Marks
There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE and COLLECTIVE MARKS.

There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE or SERIES MARKS.

Classification
The International Classification of goods and services applies.

Documents required
A. New Applications
Power of Attorney, simply signed.
Priority document (if applicable) with verified English, Dutch or Spanish translation.
5 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
B. Renewals
Power of Attorney, simply signed.
5 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
C. Assignments/Mergers
Power of Attorney, simply signed.
Deed of Assignment, with verified English, Dutch or Spanish translation.
D. Change of Name
Power of Attorney, simply signed.
E. Change of Address
Power of Attorney, simply signed.
F. Licences/Registered Users
Power of Attorney, simply signed.
Licence Agreement, with verified English, Dutch or Spanish translation.

This island comprises both French and Dutch territories.

The French portion (known as "St Martin") is an "overseas collectivity" of France and, as such, will be automatically covered by a French trade mark registration (see separate country page).

The Dutch portion (known as "St Maarten/Sint Maarten") was formerly part of the Netherlands Antilles.

On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved; St Maarten, along with the island of Curaçao, became autonomous states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, whilst the three smaller islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba (the "BES Islands", also known as the "Caribbean Netherlands") became a direct part of the Netherlands in the form of special municipalities. The status of Aruba (which separated from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986) remains unchanged.

Under the provisions of Art.1 of the National Decree Transitional Provisions of Legislation & Administration, with effect from 10 October 2010, the National Trademark Act, 1995 and the National Trademark Decree, 2000 of the Netherlands Antilles became the trade mark legislation of Curaçao (CW) and St Maarten (MN).

The Curaçao legislation now comprises: The Curaçao Trademark Act and The Curaçao Trademark Decree. Existing Netherlands Antilles registrations have retained their registration numbers and have been automatically converted to Curaçao registrations.

The St Maarten legislation now comprises: The St Maarten Trademark Act and The St Maarten Trademark Decree. Existing Netherlands Antilles registrations have retained their registration numbers and have been automatically converted to St Maarten registrations.

Contrary to earlier indications, it is not necessary to reconfirm existing Netherlands Antilles registrations in these two islands. Those registrations will remain in effect until their next renewal, at which time renewal applications will have to be filed in both Curaçao and St Maarten.

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