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Intellectual Property

Cyprus has ratified all major international intellectual property law related treaties, has harmonised national law with EU legislation and along with the domestic regulations, provides a consistent legal framework in the context of intellectual property law. 

The protection of intellectual property rights is essential to the competitiveness of most organisations and it is a cornerstone in today’s marketplace. We have an established specialised Intellectual Property Law Centre (IPLC) in Cyprus, providing legal services on all aspects of Intellectual Property law, helping our clients to protect, develop and enforce their intellectual property rights. 

Our IPLC can provide expert advice in the field of Intellectual Property in relation to:

  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Industrial Designs
  • Tradenames
  • Counterfeiting
  • Copyrights

The services provided include:

  • Registration and Maintenance of Intellectual Property in Cyprus and EU;
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property;
  • Advisory and legal representation.

Our IPLC advises and provides legal representation in regards to the maintenance of intellectual property rights on the following matters:

  • Advice on the acquisition, registration and protection of all intellectual property;
  • Registration, renewal and maintenance of trademarks in Cyprus and the European Union;
  • Registration and maintenance of national patents;
  • Change of ownership of IP rights;
  • Matters regarding the IP Box Regime and taxation;
  • Maintenance of all trademarks, trade names, patents, copyright and industrial designs.

Our IPLC advises and provides legal representation in regards to the enforcement of intellectual property rights on the following matters:

  • Cease and Desist Letter;
  • Patent, trademark, copyright civil proceedings and passing-off actions including infringement, defence, opposition and cancellation proceedings;
  • Civil proceedings and criminal liability for industrial designs;
  • Actions for any decision issued by the Registrar regarding any proceedings before it (registration, opposition, revocation, expungement, revocation, reinstatement);
  • EU Community and national Customs’ anti-counterfeiting procedures including handling the seizure of counterfeit goods and illegal parallel imports;
  • Criminal actions and proceedings related to IP infringement mainly concerning counterfeiting and piracy including injunctive relief;
  • Online enforcement of IP infringement;
  • The Enforcement Database (EDB); and
  • The EU IP Enforcement Portal.

Cyprus Intellectual Property Rights

We maintain a computerised management infrastructure that safeguards compliance with the various details associated with maintaining and renewing Intellectual Property rights within the Cyprus jurisdiction. After the initial registration process of Intellectual Property rights, we keep track of any legislative requirements applicable in regard to their maintenance or renewal. Our clients are confident that they are promptly notified about renewal of registrations and payments required to keep the Intellectual Property rights in force, and we advise on any additional maintenance requirements and alerts on critical changes in law or practice that affect Intellectual Property rights.

Nicosia

1 Kinyra Street, 5th floor
1102 Nicosia

Larnaca

115 Faneromenis Avenue,
Antouanettas Building
6031 Larnaca

Limassol

12 Platonos Street,
3027 Limassol

Paphos 

4 Nicou Nicolaidi & Kinyra,
2nd floor, 8011 Paphos

Paralimni

164A Georgiou Gourounia,
1st floor, 5289 Paralimni

Monday – Friday

8:00 – 18:00

TEL: +357 24 201 600

FAX: +357 24 201 601

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