TRADEMARKS

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A trademark is a sign which can distinguish your goods and services from those of your competitors.

A trademark can be a word, a phrase, a logo or a combination.

In Cyprus, a trademark is protected by virtue of its registration with the official Cyprus Registry.

A mark can be accepted for registration if it is distinctive for the goods and services it provides. In other words every trademark should be recognised as a sign that differentiates your goods or services from someone else’s.

Example of international famous trademarks:

trademarks-logos

*The above trademarks are shown for educational reasons only and is not the proof of any direct and/or indirect connection of the above shown marks with IP Cyprus.

 

As per the Cyprus law, a mark cannot be registered as a trademark for the following main reasons:

  1. If it has a descriptive character (it describes your goods or services or any characteristics)
  2. If it has become customary in the line of trade
  3. If it’s offensive
  4. If it’s against the law, for example, promoting illegal drugs
  5. If it’s deceptive.

 

In order for a registered trademark to be in force, it must be renewed 7 years after its registration date. Thereafter it is renewed for periods of 14 years each.

In case you wish to proceed with the registration of your trademark, please click here.

In case you need any further clarifications, don’t hesitate to send us an email to info@ipcyprus.com

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An EU Trademark (also known as EU TM or previously known as CTM) gives the owner protection for all EU Member States in one single registration. The EU TM is an all-or-nothing deal: either you get it for all Member States or you do not get a EU TM at all. The responsible authority is the EU Intellectual Property Office  (EU IPO).
The actual fees for an online EU TM application are the following:

Number of classes Official fees
1 850 EUR
2 900 EUR
3 1050 EUR
4 1200 EUR
Each additional class +150 EUR

Once registered, an EU TM can be renewed indefinitely every ten years.

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The Madrid system offers a trademark owner the possibility to have his trademark protected in several countries by simply filing one application directly with his own national or regional trademark office. In the application, the owner will designate the countries he wishes to receive protection in provided that country is a party to the Madrid Agreement or Protocol.

In order to file an international trademark registration under the Madrid Protocol, the applicant/owner must be a national of, domiciled in, one of the member countries of the Protocol or have an industrial or commercial establishment in one of the member countries. Further, in certain situations the Madrid System requires the existence of a ‘home application’; a previously filed application or a registration for the same mark in the applicant’s home country.

The Madrid system is administered by the International Bureau of WIPO located in Geneva, Switzerland.

For any clarifications or further questions, please send us your request.

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