Intellectual Property Business Clinic comes to SXM!



Only 25 spots available for small business owners, creatives, and entrepreneurs

Great Bay, St. Maarten – On June 22 & 23, Foundation INFOBIZZ along with the Bureau for Intellectual Property of St. Maarten (BIP) and Department of Economics, Transportation, and Telecommunication (ETT) will host the first ever Intellectual Property Business Clinic on St. Maarten.  Known as IP Impact, this two-day clinic is supported by the European Commission through COSME.

Facilitating IP Impact is the regional premier intellectual property specialist and lawyer, Kayanne Anderson, founder of IP Exchange Caribbean.  Anderson has worked for several governments throughout the region assisting them in building national brands and how to best protect that. During the IP clinic, one of the key aspects that will be shared is how to best use intellectual property to scale and grow your business while building assets within your business.

Representatives of the Bureau for Intellectual Property will share the different tools that are available on St. Maarten to register different types of intellectual property locally, regionally, and internationally. The Bureau for Intellectual Property has significant information available online on their website.  However, during the IP Clinic, they will speak to the framework that is available on St. Maarten, since there are country specific differences in registering intellectual property.

Since the beginning of the year, ETT has provided several workshops to build the capacity of entrepreneurs and small medium enterprises. Thus, in collaboration with INFOBIZZ and BIP, this is one of the long-awaited workshops. .

IP Impact is the first intellectual property clinic hosted on St. Maarten.  In addition to gaining key insights about intellectual property and understanding how to register, attendees will be able to have one- on- one consult to privately discuss their specific situation with Kayanne Anderson or receive information from representatives of BIP.

The IP clinic will take place at Holland House in Philipsburg, which has joined as our host facility for the workshops. Sessions start at 8 am – 4 pm and includes morning refreshments and lunch. There are only 25 spots available which is at no cost to the attendees. Registration is required and already there are eight businesses registered.  Interested small medium enterprises are urged to send an email to to register.