Global Law

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

Soliana Bonapart & Aardenburg registers (trade) marks and trading names  on all islands of the former Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba) and provides consultancy services in all areas of intellectual property law.  In case of infringement, for example in case of counterfeit (imitation) articles, unauthorized exploitation of copyrights, including musical works or portrait rights, we can immediately proceed to taking legal action, with or without the cooperation of law enforcement and prosecution agencies.  This may give rise to interesting case law.  Did you know that the creations by carnival groups in the annual " road march" are protected under copyright law ? 


Soliana Bonapart & Aardenburg provided legal assistance to the television station which invoked the copyright law and entered into negotiations on the license for broadcasting rights.


In the field of information Technology we draft a wide variety of software (development) contracts, license agreements, various IT agreements, electronic agreements and electronic signature agreements both for local companies and international firms which, in many cases, operate from the E-zones in Curaçao.