Country code: CY
Location: Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey
Area: total: 9,250 sq km (water: 10 sq km; land: 9,240 sq km)
Population: 771,657 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Nicosia
Languages: Greek, Turkish, English
Currency: Cypriot pound
Religions: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and other 4%
Industries: food, beverages, textiles, chemicals, metal products, tourism, wood products
Agriculture - products: potatoes, citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables
Exports - commodities: citrus, potatoes, pharmaceuticals, cement, clothing and cigarettes
Imports - commodities: consumer goods, petroleum and lubricants, intermediate goods, machinery, transport equipment





Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. One representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

3. List of goods/ services according to the Nice classification. One application is to be filed for each international class

4. Signed and sealed Power of Attorney, no notarization

5. Priority Certificate and priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


It is only possible for applicants to obtain protection of PCT applications in Cyprus by validation of a granted European Patent.

Filing requirements - EP validation:

1. EPO Form 2006

2. Executed Power of Attorney bearing corporate seal

3. Translated granted European patent in Greek including description of the invention, one or more claims and the specification

 


Filing requirements:

1. Full name, nationality, address of residence or the registered office of the applicant

2. Description of the design

3. Drawings or photographs showing the representation of the design

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

5. In the case where the applicant does not have his residence or registered office in Cyprus:
- full name and address of a resident in Cyprus and authorization by the applicant to act on his behalf,
- statement by the applicant for accepting the jurisdiction of the Cyprus Courts

 

Use of the mark: compulsory
Non-use period:
5 years
Duration of protection: 7 years after the filing date and renewable for 14 years

 

Filing requirements (national appl.):

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Inventor’s name and address

3. Specification with claims, abstract and drawings for translation

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Applicants eligible for an application:

Individuals who are residents of or have their usual residence in Cyprus or in a EU Member State; Companies or other legal entities that have their actual industrial or commercial establishment in Cyprus or in a EU Member State.

 

Renewals:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name of Trademark and Reg. No.

3. Classes and list of goods/services

4. Signed and sealed Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Annuities:

- payable from the 3rd year of protection up to the 20th year

 

Duration of protection: 5 years after the filing date

Renewal: 4 times for period of 5 years

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Deed of Assignment, notarization is required

     

Forms:

Power of Attorney     for trademarks

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney     for patents

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney     for designs

 

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