Trademarks

Nature

A trademark may be comprised of names, words, logos, symbols, numbers, designs, images, the shape of goods, colours, sounds and smells, or the combination of a number of these elements that create a sign.

 

Application for Registration

To register a trademark, a lawyer licensed to practise law in Cyprus must be appointed to file an application (in Greek) with the Cyprus Trademark Registrar, containing all relevant details.

 

Community Trademarks (CTM)

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. is also undertaking the registration of community trademarks through the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market.

 

International Trademarks

Cyprus is a member of both the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol, which means that anyone that has a Registered national trademark in Cyprus can apply for its registration to all country members of the Madrid Union.

Legal framework

Trademarks in Cyprus are governed by:
• the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;
• the World Intellectual Property Organization Convention;
• the Madrid Protocol;
• the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights;
• EU directives and regulations;
• the Trademarks Law (Cap 268);
• case law.