First Usage of Trademark in Aruba

The current legislation in Aruba gives the exclusive right to the use a trademark to the party who has made, and is able to prove first use of a mark in Aruba to distinguish his goods or services in a particular category of the international classifications. The first usage can be based on the: import, (re) sale, use of the goods in the local market. In addition and based upon jurisprudence, the first usage can also be obtained by advertising of the goods or services in local or international media which is distributed Aruba.