Marinos Fr. CleanthousIP Attorney – Director
Marinos graduated from Thessaloniki University (LLB) and obtained his LLM from University of Leicester.
He was a PhD researcher student at the University of Leicester (His research area covered European Intellectual Property Law).
He is an intellectual property attorney since 2005.
During the last years he also worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Nicosia and the University of Central Lancashire (Cyprus). He participated in many legal conferences (in Cyprus and abroad) and he gave presentations for Cyprus intellectual property law issues at the University of London and the University of Dublin.
He is an active member of Cyprus Bar Association and of International Trademark Association (INTA).
Marinos is an active citizen: he is member of the Board of GSP Athletic Club and President of Cyprus Special Sports Federation. He is the youngest elected member of Aglantzia City Council and former advisor for social media issues of the President of the House of the Representatives (2010-2011).
Marinos’s favourite quote is “everyone falls down. Only the best get back up”.
His favourite foreign authors are: Amos Oz, Italo Calvino and Jose Saramago.
Marino’s interview at Gold Business Magazine
What they say about us:
“Dynamic, up-and-coming boutique IP Cyprus has made waves on the local trademark scene with its stellar prosecution, strategy development and transactional output. “It is a new and sophisticated set-up with very clever lawyers who are young, but experienced.” As testament to its trailblazing ethos, it is the only law firm that has signed up to the Start-up Cyprus Manifesto and counsels a number of pioneering domestic companies and international brands as a result. Niche expertise and tailored advice are hallmarks – strengths which are embodied in Marinos Cleanthous and Maria Ioannides. Attentive, ever mindful of clients’ individual needs and passionate about innovation, they are staunch believers in the value of IP rights as a commercial tool and know just how to wield that tool to optimum effect.”
WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW 1000 (2017)
Clients say that although IP Cyprus – Ioannides, Cleanthous & Co LLC is ‘a smaller practice, its services are as good as those offered by the larger firms in Cyprus’. The team handles ‘complicated IP matters in an intelligent and energetic way’; it is ‘thorough, responsive and very skilful at finding appropriate solutions’. Marinos Cleanthous is ‘completely dedicated to his clients’ and Maria Ioannides is ‘very knowledgeable’.
LEGAL 500 (2017)