After Aruba gained its
official status as autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands
on January 1ST, 1986, the government of Aruba instituted the
Bureau of Intellectual Property in november 1987.
Before this date Intellectual property rights used to be handled by the
In 1987 The Bureau started registering only Trade- and Service marks and
Copyrights. It expanded its services in 1995 with the Patent-Division. The
Bureau will very soon institute 2 new divisions, which are “ the
Industrial-Design Division ” and “ the I-Envelope division ”.
Aruba is a party to the
Paris Convention for the protection of Industrial Property , to other Unions
related to patent, like the PCT and is also party to the BERNE Convention
for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
Aruba became a
contracting party of the “Nice Agreement” (International classification) as
per november 8 1986. As per january 31 of 2007 Aruba became also a
contracting party of the Vienna Agreement.