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:
*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:
- If it has a descriptive character (it describes your goods or services or any characteristics)
- If it has become customary in the line of trade
- If it’s offensive
- If it’s against the law, for example, promoting illegal drugs
- 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.
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The actual fees for an online EU TM application are the following:
|Number of classes||Official fees|
|Each additional class||+150 EUR|
Once registered, an EU TM can be renewed indeﬁnitely every ten years.
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.
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