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Cyprus Trademark Registration 

In order to obtain trademark protection in Cyprus you can register your trademark in two ways: First option is that you request registration in the entire European Union with one single application; this can be done via the European Union Trademark which grants trademark protection in the 28 country members of the EU (more info here). Second option is that you register directly your trademark in Cyprus. If you want to proceed this way please follow the steps described below.

A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Cyprus through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 18 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Cyprus, do I have protection in other territories?

    Registered trademarks in Cyprus are protected in the whole island of Cyprus except in Northern Cyprus.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    A signed Power of Attorney must be presented.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Yes. Applicants may benefit from pre-filing use of trademark in the following ways:

    • Demonstrate the mark’s distinctiveness
    • Overcome opposition based on non-distinctiveness
    • The first party to use the mark gets ownership right even if the mark was later registered by another party (substantial evidence is needed)
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Yes. Non-use is a ground for cancellation of registration.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Cyprus?

    The following marks are registrable in Cyprus:

    • Words
    • Colours
    • Names
    • Trade dress/get-up
    • Devices
    • Shapes with 3 dimensions
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Cyprus?

    There are 3 phases of trademark application in Cyprus namely examination, publication and registration.

    1. The application will be examined in respect of compliance with requirements.
    2. The particulars of the application will be published such as mark, name, citizenship and address of applicant, and all other details.
    3. Registration will be granted once requirements are met and oppositions are overcome.
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?

    Applicants are prohibited to register marks that are:

    • Contrary to moral standards
    • A threat to public order
    • Generic
    • Inclusive of name and flag or symbol or any state/region/nation or international organization
    • Lacking in distinctive qualities
    • Considered as surnames
    • Considered as geographical names
  • Does Cyprus use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Yes. Cyprus uses the Nice Classification system.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Cyprus?

    Yes. The Community Trademark applies for Cyprus.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Cyprus?

    Yes. Applicants may claim priority if:

    • Home country is a Paris Convention member
    • Date of home application was filed within 6 months prior to application in Cyprus
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    Use the trademark 5 years from the date the application was filed. Use can be minimal but must take place within the jurisdiction of Cyprus.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    Initial term of validity is 7 years beginning on the date of application.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date will be 7 years from the date when application was filed.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Yes. Unregistered marks can be legally used for goods and services.


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