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Intellectual property in Cyprus

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The organization responsible for the protection of brands and patents in Cyprus is the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver.
Regional Organisations
None
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

 
Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
Patents Law, last amended 1999
20 years from the date of registering the application provided that the patentee pays the annual renewal fee. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademark
 
Trademark law, last amended 2002
Successful registration of a trademark allows its proprietor the monopolistic exploitation of the mark for a total of 21 years. Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Design
 
Industrial Design and Models law, last amended 2003
25 years from the date of application. The term of protection is five years, renewable five times.  
Copyright
 
Copyright law, last amended 2004
The protection subsists for the duration life of the author plus 70 years. Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
 
Industrial Design and Models law, last amended 2003
25 years from the date of application. The term of protection is five years, renewable five times.  

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