The protection of intellectual property, being industrial property and copyright, acts as a catalyst for economic development, social and cultural well-being. Intellectual property and the protection of such rights encourages innovation and creativity.
Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union on 1st May 2004, it became a member of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), renamed the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), for the registration and protection of trademarks and industrial designs within the European Community.
Cyprus is also a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and of numerous other International Conventions and Treaties with regards to Intellectual Property Rights.
Our firm can advise on all aspects of intellectual property law. Our services include the following:-
-registration of all types of IP rights, both domestically and internationally
-licensing, franchising, sale and acquisition of IP
-drafting and reviewing relevant agreements such as assignment agreements, franchising and royalty agreements
-advice on restrictive trade practices
-legal representation regarding oppositions and provisional refusals relating to the registration of trademarks at the Registrar of Companies
-legal representation regarding patent, trademark, copyright proceedings and passing-off actions
-advice on all related tax aspects
-litigation in passing off or breach of trademark disputes in court.
-Advising on interim court injunctive relief to protect plaintiff clients against passing off or breach of trademarks.