Cyprus

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition – single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
2 months from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Not possible for filing oppositions and responding to office actions. Possible for filing counter oppositions

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, notarized

What you need to know

  • POA must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patents may be searched by patent number, EP/PCT number
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only, for EP validations
publications
PUBLICATION
Granted national patents and European patents validated in Cyprus are published in the Official Gazette
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable upon validation. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of the specifications in English with Greek
  • Translation 1 set of drawings and the abstract

What you need to know

  • Must be submitted at the time of EP validation
  • POA may be submitted within 3 months from validation
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
5 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only
publications
APPLICATIONS WITH MULTIPLE DESIGNS
Admissible for up to 50 figures

Filing Requirements

  • POA, simply signed 
  • 3 copies of the technical description of the design
  • 5 representations of the design
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, notarized

What you need to know

  • POA, copies of the technical description, and representations must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months of filing date

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, European Union, Paris Convention, Berne Convention, Madrid Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty, European Patent Convention, Apostille Convention

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