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Intellectual Property & Privacy

Intellectual property rights play an important role to protect the economies on the business end of products, services and technologies and to encourage local and foreign companies and investors to do business in the territories of the Dutch Caribbean.

Intellectual Property & Privacy

Our EKVD Trademarks agents and attorneys join forces to advise our clients in executing their local or global trademark, domain name and patent strategies and advise on registration, monitoring, auditing, maintenance, renewal and assignments in Aruba, BES Islands, Curacao and St Maarten.

When you need advice, require a proposal or have an intellectual property related question, please contact us or choose the relevant subject matter below: ‘I have a question’ or ’Request for a proposal’. One of our agents or attorneys will contact you shortly.

Trademarks
Domain names
Copyrights
Patents
Designs
Infringement
Privacy
Trademarks
Domain names
Copyrights
Patents
Designs
Infringement
Privacy

Trademarks

In our jurisdictions, a number of conditions apply to obtain or search for a trademark, trade names, logos and slogans. Our EKVD Trademarks agents manage these conditions and requirements during the processes to secure proper registration in your chosen jurisdictions and classes. The trademark services rendered in our jurisdictions are included in our Schedule of fees. When you have a trademark related request, please contact us or select ‘I have a question’ or ’Request for a proposal’ below.

Domain names

Domain name registrations are crucial for businesses communicating and doing business via the internet. Our EKVD Trademarks team manages registrations. When you have a domain name related question, please contact us or select ‘I have a question’ or ’Request for a proposal’ below.

Copyrights

In our jurisdictions, there are limited requirements to obtain copyrights. Discussions relating to such rights can be avoided by seeking advice in an early stage of doing business. Our attorneys are able to help and advise in copyright related matters in the different jurisdictions and to help our clients to obtain the full benefit of copyright assets. When you have a copyright related question, please contact us or select ‘I have a question’ below.

Patents

In our jurisdictions, a number of conditions apply to register a patent. Our EKVD Trademarks team manages these conditions and requirements during the processes to secure proper registration in your chosen jurisdictions and looks forward to discuss the options. If you have a patent related question, please contact us or select ‘I have a question’ or ’Request for a proposal’ below.

Designs

A design right cannot be registered in all the territories and if such is possible, conditions apply. In some cases, designs may be eligible for protection under the laws on copyrights or under general tort law (and certain designs may also be protectable under the laws on patents and trademarks).Our EKVD Trademarks team manages these conditions and requirements during the processes to secure proper registration in your chosen jurisdictions. When you have a design related question, please contact us or select ‘I have a question’ below.

Infringement

It is very important that our clients IP rights are exploited and enforced effectively. Adequate protection is a key driver for technical and social progress. On the other hand, the freedom to operate and compete is just as important, especially considering the relative size and extent of the territories of the Dutch Caribbean. Therefore, we also assist our client to defend themselves against unjust infringement allegations. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients before the various national of the territories of the Dutch Caribbean. When you have an IP litigation related question, please contact us or select ‘I have a question’.

Privacy

Data protection laws have been part of our jurisdictions for quite some time. Currently, the topic of use, transfer and protection of personal data is more and more relevant as a result of the increasingly virtual world, international developments and increased internal and external focus on compliance. Our privacy experts are ready to guide you in a pro-active manner through the relevant laws and regulations of Aruba, BES Islands, Curacao and St Maarten and to properly address your specific situation. When you have a privacy & data protection related question, please contact us or select ‘I have a question’ below.

Our people

Acting as one team, we offer an integrated service throughout the Dutch Caribbean.

Tania Martis

Intellectual Property Officer
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Rianda Neman-Ferreira

Intellectual Property Officer
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Diek Fabius

Counsel

Diek fabius is an expert in the area of corporate law and is particularly engaged in transactions, on- and offshore commercial contracts and the DCSX listings. Diek has been working as a counsel at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne on Curacao since April 2019.

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Michiel Gorsira

Partner

Michiel Gorsira is a pro-active and pragmactic attorney-at-law and the driving force of our insolvency practise.

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Ruthnialys Mogen

Associate

Ruthnialys Mogen is a critical thinker who approaches challenging legal issues diligently. She specializes in privacy and intellectual property and works at the Corporate & Banking section of our firm on Curacao.

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