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Plain packaging in Belgium, luxury brands on WeChat, and Nando’s defeathers lookalike: news digest


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23 Sep 2020

Island hopping in the Caribbean: the latest developments across a complex region

With no unified trademark system and a rich landscape of languages and practices, the Caribbean is a highly nuanced terrain with some potential pitfalls that brand owners and practitioners must navigate. Read more

1 May 2019

Why to diversify your Caribbean portfolio

While many of the Caribbean islands seem to be low-priority venues for trademark filings, there are some significant reasons why they should not be overlooked. Read more

16 Oct 2015

Local bureau for intellectual property now handling trademark matters

The Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten has announced that it is now fully operational and ready to handle trademark filings locally. The office opened for business online on October 5 2015 in cooperation with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property. Since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010, the Bureau for Intellectual Property Curacao had been tasked with handling trademark matters during a transitional period for both Curacao and Sint Maarten.

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23 May 2011

Request for delegation of ‘.sx’ to be submitted to ICANN

The government of Sint Maarten has announced at the recent ICANN meeting in San Francisco that it would be submitting a request for the delegation of the ‘.sx’ ccTLD. It will be interesting to see how the new ‘.sx’ ccTLD registry positions itself - it seems highly unlikely that it will simply set out to be the country code for Sint Maarten, and will instead try to increase profit by marketing itself as an extension with a ‘secondary meaning’.

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