How to protect my brand internationally?

March 03, 2022

When it comes to the international protection of your brand, there are easy and smart ways which can be used. . The main international body which governs the international route of registrations is WIPO. However, not all countries of the … Read more

How to validate my patent in Cyprus?

January 18, 2022

Once the EPO is granted designating Cyprus, then the patent must be validated in Cyprus accordingly. Validation of a European patent includes: a) Filing the relevant form b) accompanied by the translation in the Greek language of the European patent … Read more

EUIPO filings after Brexit.

September 04, 2021

Since 1 January 2021, EU trade marks (EUTMs) and EU Designs (RCDs)  are no longer protected rights in the UK. Under the Withdrawal Agreement Act, on the 1 January 2021, the  UKIPO created a parable UK trade mark and design … Read more

I have an EPO granted patent. And now what?

February 22, 2021

If the EPO examiners decide to grant a patent, and all fees have been paid and any claims translations filed, the decision is reported in the European Patent Bulletin. The decision to grant takes effect on the date of publication. … Read more

I received Notification to renew my Trademark in Cyprus. What shall I do?

September 05, 2020

As per the new Trademark Law, each Cyprus trademark is protected for a period of 10 years since the application date, and can thereafter be renewed for unlimited periods of 10 years each. The Cyprus Trademark Office notifies the owners … Read more

Cyprus implements new Trademark Law

July 01, 2020

On 5 June 2020 Cyprus voted in favour of its new Trademark Law which was subsequently published on 17 June 2020. The new Law can be found in Greek HERE. This milestone was achieved with the active involvement of the … Read more

“Έχω μια πατέντα! Βοήθησέ με να την προστατέψω!”

March 13, 2020

Είναι , ίσως, μια από τις πιο γνωστές αναφορές που ακούμε. Όσοι έχουν μια επιχειρηματική ιδέα, θεωρούν πως έχουν και πατέντα (ή μάλλον πιο σωστά “δίπλωμα ευρεσιτεχνίας”) και επομένως θέλουν να την κατοχυρώσουν. Είναι όμως έτσι; Κατ’ αρχάς θα πρέπει … Read more

Legal protection of Videogames

February 02, 2020

Unlike other creative industries, video games draw on the worlds of both technology and creativity. Intellectual Property (IP) rights are the main tools for the protection of all the main elements of a Videogame. In this IP-intensive industry, IP rights … Read more

Assignment of intellectual property rights

January 12, 2020

The intellectual property assignment is a transfer of an owner’s rights, title and interest in certain intellectual property rights. The transferring party (“assignor”) transfers to the receiving party (“assignee”) its property in intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks, industrial … Read more

EUIPO Online Copyright Infringement Report Published

December 21, 2019

The EUIPO recently published its “Online Copyright Infringement in the European Union” report, which is based on data on access to pirated music, film and TV programmes in all 28 Member States for the period January 2017 to September 2018. … Read more

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