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Expedited trademark applications are possible in Aruba.

Trademark in Aruba Expedited trademark applications are possible in Aruba. The benefit of filing an expedited application is that the trademark will be registered within 10 business days after receipt of all necessary documents and provided there is no objection raised by the TM Bureau.  As of January 1st, 2018 to encourage the filing of […]

Newsletter January 2018: A Brief Guide to termination of employment upon reaching pension age (labor law)

A question that is often asked is whether, under Aruban law, an employment agreement automatically terminates when the employee reaches pension age.The answer to that question is a simple NO. In order for employment to terminate automatically upon reaching pension age a valid, binding and enforceable contractual pension clause is required. We will therefore discuss what is required […]

Press Release by Johan P. Sjiem Fat Speed vs. Ady Thijssen

With the conflict between journalist Speed Andrade and the Chairman of the Aruban Parliament Ady Thijssen, history repeats itself. It is not the first time that a conflict between a journalist and a political authority on our islands leads to a ban on access to the parliament, as a result of which the journalist is limited […]

Nieuwsbrief December 2017: Uitgifte van domeingrond in erfpacht (Nederlandse versie)

Is de nieuwe Arubaanse regering gebonden aan overeenkomsten met projectontwikkelaars aangegaan door de vorige regering terzake uitgifte van domeingrond in erfpacht voor commerciële doeleinden? Deze vraag is actueel nu zowel de nieuwe Minister van Toerisme als de nieuwe Minister van Infrastructuur en Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling hebben aangegeven dat de nieuwe regering eerst een inventaris zal opmaken […]

Newsletter December 2017: issuance of domain land in long lease by the Government of Aruba (English version)

Is the new Aruban government obliged to honor agreements with project developers entered into by the previous government regarding issuance of domain land in long lease for commercial purposes? This issue has become relevant in light of statements made by the new Aruban government that they will make an inventory of all these agreements to see […]

Promotion Trademark Services in Aruba

Expedited trademark applications are possible in Aruba. The benefit of filing an expedited application is that the trademark will be registered within 10 business days after receipt of all necessary documents and provided there is no objection raised by the TM Bureau. To encourage the filing of expedited applications and taking in consideration the short […]

Opening Hours regarding Election Day September 22, 2017

In connection with the election day in Aruba on September 22, 2017 our offices will be open from 8:00 am till 12:00. En conexion cu Aruba su eleccion dia 22 di september 2017 nos oficina lo ta habri di 8’or di mainta te cu 12’or di merdia. En conección con la eleción en Aruba el 22 […]

Night watch painting can’t be registered as a trademark due to lack of distinctiveness!

Night watch painting can’t be registered as a trademark due to lack of distinctiveness! This was an interesting court ruling by the Court of Appeal of The Hague d.d. 29th of August 2017. #Denachtwacht #merk #painting #RembrandtvanRijn #notadistinguishingenough #lacksinherentdistinctivecharacter A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, […]

Aruba’s National Flag and Anthem Celebration March 18, 2017

“Aruba Dushi Tera”  Aruba patria aprecia nos cuna venera. Chikito y simpel bo por ta, pero si respeta. Aruba appreciated native land, our venerated cradle you may be small and simple, but yet you are respected. Aruba patria apreciada nuestra cuna venerada, aunque pequeña y simple eres respetada. Aruba gewaardeerd inheems land. Onze vereerde wieg, U kunt klein en eenvoudig zijn, maar toch gerespecteerd.     […]

Sjiem Fat & Co’s employees received Elite “CAMS” Anti-Money Laundering Credentials

Doris Canwood and Enrique Dirks, of Sjiem Fat & Co., were recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organization of professionals in the anti-money laundering (AML) field.The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a rigorous examination demonstrating […]

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