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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property in Cyprus

We provide sector specific expertise and broad ranging advice covering all aspects of intellectual property rights.

This includes advising on whether you require intellectual property protection, how best to obtain it, whether you or your competitors’ intellectual property rights are valid, whether you should litigate and how you should exploit your intellectual property rights for maximum commercial gain.

Advice & guidance is provided on:

What is Intellectual Property?

As defined in Article 2 (viii) of the World IP Convention of 1968 of which Cyprus is a signatory, Intellectual Property includes “literary, artistic and scientific works (copyright); performances of performing artists, phonograms and broadcasts (copyright); inventions in all fields of human endeavour (patents); Scientific discoveries (patents); industrial designs; trademarks, service marks and commercial names and designations (trademarks); protection against unfair competition, and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields”.

Cyprus is a signatory to the following International Conventions

  • European Community Trademarks.
  • Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organisation (“WIPO”).
  • The Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the “Madrid Agreement”) and Protocol to the Madrid Agreement.
  • The Patent Cooperation Treaty.
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
  • Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorised Duplication of Their Phonograms.
  • WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty.
  • Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations.
  • Trademark Law Treaty.
  • WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.

Cyprus Trademarks, Patents and Copyright

Intellectual Property Law

See how our lawyers can help you with Copyright, Trademarks and Patents.