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Cyprus Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA
Cyprus Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA

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Cyprus Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
11th edition — single class application
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
2 months from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions and responding to office actions. Possible for filing counter oppositions
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years from filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, notarized
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• POA must be submitted at the time of filing
• Priority document must be submitted within 3 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
What you need to know
• Grace period of 2 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of change of name, notarized
• For a change of address, no additional documents are required other than the POA
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment, simply signed
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of merger, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement, notarized
• Statutory declaration and statement of case, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
• License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties