Intellectual property

Intellectual property
Our lawyers have extensive experience in registration of intellectual property rights in the following areas:
  • Brand Registration and Names
  • Trademarks, copyrights, information and technology
  • Patent Research
  • Franchising and License Agreements
  • Litigation

Registration of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Republic of Cyprus and tax advantages:

  • The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • The Cypriot legislation on IP is aligned with EU standards
  • IP registration in Cyprus is compliant with the EU law and provides IP protection internationally
  • The IP taxation regime of the Republic has been reduced to 2% on income from the use of intellectual property by companies operating withinthe IP framework.

Registration of trademarks under the Madrid Protocol and its’ advantages:

  • Submission of one single application for trademark registration covering all countries of interest, with the subsequent “expansion” of international registration through an additional indication of countries
  • Significant cost reduction associated with the payment of one international duty
  • The term for consideration of international registration is approximately 18 months; the validity period of the international registration of a trademark is 10 years, with the possibility of subsequent renewal.