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Aruba Trademark Registration 

Your trademark registration will be processed in Aruba through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 10 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

  • If I register my trademark in Aruba, do I have protection in other territories?

    The trademark is protected within the country of Aruba and its territorial waters.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    The applicant must sign a Power of Attorney to complete the registration process.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    There are no benefits from pre-filing use of a mark.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    No. A registered mark cannot be attacked based on non-use.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Aruba?

    The following marks or signs are acceptable for registration:

    • Words
    • Slogans
    • Names
    • Colours
    • Three-dimensional shapes
    • Devices
    • Sounds
    • Mottos
    • Notorious marks
    • Service marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Aruba?

    Applicants for trademark registration go through 3 major phases namely examination, registration and publication. The applicant must fulfil all requirements to be accepted for registration. Details about the application will also be made available through publication.

  • What type of trademark is not registrable?

    The following marks are not acceptable for registration:

    • Generic terms
    • Marks that contradict public order or moral standards
    • Non-distinctive marks
    • Name, symbol or flag of a state, nation or region including international organizations
    • Surnames
    • Name of geographic location
  • Does Aruba use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Yes. The Nice Classification system is effective in Aruba.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Aruba?

    No. Aruba does not recognize the Community Trademark.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Aruba?

    Yes. Applicants may claim priority if they satisfy these requirements:

    • Their home country is a Paris Convention signatory
    • Date of home application is within 6 months prior to application in Aruba
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A registered mark in Aruba is valid for ten years whether it is in use or not.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The trademark is initially valid for 10 years.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal should take place 10 years from the date when the application was filed.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is legal to use an unregistered mark for goods and services.