Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union on 1 May 2004, it also became a member of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).Cyprus became a member to The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) for the registration and protection of Trade Marks and Industrial Designs within the European Community.
Cyprus became also a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and of numerous other International Conventions and Treaties with regards to Intellectual Property Rights.
International Trade Mark registrations can also be acquired from the filing of an International Trademark application from Cyprus. Such applications are filed through the Cyprus Registrar of Trademarks’ Office and are forwarded directly to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
It is increasingly important for businesses to protect their commercial interests by ensuring that they legally retain the exclusive rights to creative and design concepts which may otherwise be copied.
Our law firm has successfully provided advice in relation to amendments of the Copyright and Patents laws and our lawyers can advise on the protection of copyrights, trademarks, trading names, patents, designs and inventions, specific technical knowledge and trade secrets, and other proprietary products and information.
We negotiate on our clients’ behalf, and subsequently draft agreements, for the sale, acquisition and licensing of intellectual property rights and knowledge, computer contracts, website development, and internet subscriptions.