Intellectual Property in Cyprus

Cyprus is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and of numerous related conventions and agreements.  Since 1 May 2004 following Cyprus’ accession into the EU, Cyprus’ intellectual property legislation has been harmonized to meet the EU standards and demands.  Cyprus is also an official member to ‘The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)’ (OHIM).

It is therefore of crucial importance the fact that through a successful registration via a Cyprus Legal Representative of a Community Trademark or Design means that your trademark, design or patent can be protected within all member states of the EU.

Intellectual Property (trademark, design or patent) in Cyprus refers to creations and ideas of a person’s mind and its protection aims at motivating such persons to utilize their ability to invent, produce, initiate, innovate and improve.

According to the Intellectual Property laws of Cyprus, an intellectual property refers:

  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Industrial Designs
  • Copyrights

For a detailed article as to the protections covered, the registration process and an elaboration and understanding over the steps to register a trademark or patent or an industrial design in Cyprus, in the EU or Internationally, please contact us now and expert IP attorneys will get in touch with you within 12 hours for a free, no obligation advice.