Sint Maarten to enact new trademark legislation 2015

In March 2014 the Sint Maarten government concluded an agreement with the Benelux Office for IP ("BOIP"). The BOIP will, after the entry into force of the new Sint Maarten Trademark Act and the establishment of the Sint Maarten Bureau for Intellectual Property (BIP SXM), manage the execution of the new legislation and the IP-registry. The new legislation is expected enter into force early 2015.