Cyprus is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 1st May 2004 following Cyprus accession into the EU. Cyprus intellectual property legislation has been harmonized with the EU standards and demands. Cyprus is also an official member of “The Office for Harmonization in the Internal marked (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).
As such, registering your IP in Cyprus, or on a Cyprus company (i.e. it may be an EU registered IP but held through a Cyprus company) will ensure for you EU and International IP protection subject to IP Treaties and protocols.
Our close association with lawyers and trade mark agents in all major industrial countries enables us to meet our clients’ worldwide requirements.
Business Name Registration
We can assist you on registering a business name in Cyprus with the Department of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver of the Republic of Cyprus, under the Partnership and Business Names Law.
A “business name” entitles the person or the entity who owns a “business name” to operate and trade on the name of his/her/its’ business name but it does not give any IP rights to the holder of such business name.
For IP rights to be protected, you will need to register a Trademark under the Trademarks Law (Cap 268) or under the relevant International and EU regulations and Treaties.
Trademarks & Designs Registration
Trade mark protection in many countries requires that a local trustworthy and efficient agent is appointed. We are glad to have a truly global network of the finest agents on IP law who work on the same values as we do.