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  • Cyprus Commissioner for Personal Data Protection issues a notice regarding direct marketing communications

    22 April 2024

    In light of increased complaints regarding unsolicited SMS and email advertising messages, the Cyprus Commissioner for Personal Data Protection (the Commissioner) affirms the legal requirements for businesses engaging in direct marketing communication.

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  • Navigating trademark rights of Cyprus businesses in multiple jurisdictions

    24 January 2024

    In a globalised marketplace, Cyprus businesses aiming to expand operations across borders require a comprehensive approach to safeguard Cyprus trademarks and intellectual property rights in multiple jurisdictions. Simply put, the protection offered to intellectual property within Cyprus' national borders may prove inadequate for safeguarding a Cyprus business's brand integrity and intellectual assets in its operations outside Cyprus. Therefore, it is crucial for Cyprus businesses to extend their Cyprus trademarks and intellectual property protection into multiple jurisdictions where they currently operate or plan to operate in the future.

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  • The Cyprus Advertising Standards Agency – a success story of a self-regulated organisation

    19 September 2023

    The Cyprus Advertising Standards Agency (in Greek: Φορέας Ελέγχου Επικοινωνίας) has recently completed a decade of successful operation in the Cyprus advertising and media market. It is a non-profit organisation whose primary purpose is to regulate advertisements displayed in Cyprus to ensure that they are legal, decent, honest, truthful, created with a sense of social responsibility, and in compliance with the applicable laws and principles of fair competition.

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  • Advertising Self-regulation: Promoting Higher Standards for the Advertising Industry

    14 May 2020

    Advertising self-regulation is an extremely important practice that incentivizes advertising bodies to hold themselves responsible and remain compliant with the requirements set forth by national legislation.

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Harris Kyriakides is a recognised leader in the media law, advertising and communication practice. Our media law group has the benefit of extensive and diverse experience in the areas of media and advertising law and successfully implements a cross-disciplinary approach, providing comprehensive advice on the full spectrum of advertising, marketing and promotion matters, including libel, invasion of privacy, statutory compliance of ads, publicity and promotional campaigns, entertainment law, e-commerce law and other.

Our practice acts on behalf of the Advertising & Communication Agencies Association (SDEK) and has been appointed as national correspondent of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) in Cyprus.

We have also advised for the creation of the Cyprus Advertising and Communication Organisation, a self-regulated non-profit organisation based in Cyprus, which brings together nearly all stakeholders in the advertising industry in Cyprus – advertisers, agencies and various forms of media including television, radio, press and outdoor poster advertising.

Major clients include multinational and local advertisers, marketing and media agencies, major online networks and information service providers, website designers, licensees and purchasers of software and other.


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