Cyprus implements new Trademark Law
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 European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), which offered legal assistance throughout the process of drafting the new law.
The new Chapter 268 of the Cyprus Trademark Law encompasses, inter alia: the transposition of Directive (EU) 2015/2436, the introduction of the multi-class system, the discontinuation of the need for a power of attorney document and new fees.
The new Trademark Law has simplified the whole Cyprus trademark application and registration procedure, while adding timelines for the completion of opposition, cancellation and revocation procedures and bringing an end to previously lengthy processes.
All of the abovementioned initiatives were built into the new and improved front office e-filing system, which was also developed with the help of the EUIPO.
The online system will be fully operative in the coming months.