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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC advises clients such as Facebook, Nintendo and Twitter on all aspects of IP rights. Nicholas Ktenas heads the large team, which also advises international pharmaceuticals companies on regulatory matters.

At Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC, practice head Eleni Chrysostomides and Alexandros Georgiandes are ‘simply excellent’. The group represented a Czech media company in a multi-jurisdictional dispute concerning a Cypriot company’s alleged infringement of the client’s audio-visual copyright, broadcasting rights and a trade mark.

Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC’s ‘professional and very knowledgeable’ team acts for some major clients in the pharmaceuticals industry and various brand owners. Practice head Eleni Papacharalambous ‘always endeavours to provide practical and cost-effective solutions’.

Lellos P Demetriades Law Office has ‘an active and well-regarded practice’, which regularly advises on a wide range of matters such as anti-piracy plans and is also ‘strong for intellectual property litigation’. It frequently handles pharmaceutical regulatory matters and is skilled at advising on television or film contracts. Achilleas Demetriades and Nicoletta Epaminonda are names to note.

Markides, Markides & Co LLC is ‘a small but high-quality outfit that has a good reputation for handling complex intellectual property matters well’. It covers the full range of IP work.

Clients say that although IP Cyprus – Ioannides, Cleanthous & Co LLC is ‘a smaller practice, its services are as good as those offered by the larger firms in Cyprus’. The team handles ‘complicated IP matters in an intelligent and energetic way’; it is ‘thorough, responsive and very skilful at finding appropriate solutions’. Marinos Cleanthous is ‘completely dedicated to his clients’ and Maria Ioannides is ‘very knowledgeable’.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC advises on the full range of IP matters for clients such as Thomson Reuters and as local counsel to international law firms. Tonia Antoniou heads the team.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC is retained by easyGroup to renew its trade marks in Cyprus. Alexandros Marios Coucounis is a key figure.

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC has a ‘responsive and helpful team’. Clients include The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts. Ourania Vrondou left the firm.

Christos Patsalides L.L.C. acts for a large media group in Cyprus in the registration of several of its trade marks. Varteni Kasapian is the key contact.

Yiannos Georgiades is the key contact at Y.Georgiades & Associates LLC, which advises on the full range of IP law.

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Legal Developments in Cyprus for Intellectual property

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  • Cyprus: Changes To The Inheritance Process Under European Succession Regulation 650/2012

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  • A fight against corruption by the proposed introduction of Criminal Record Certificates for Companie

    Due to existing problems with regards to companies competing for the undertaking of public projects, on the 28 th  September 2015 the Cabinet decided to give an end to the scandals involving the squander of millions of public money by approving an amendment Bill, which would add to the conditions for public tenders, the requirement of providing a Criminal Record Certificate for legal entities. Until today, this was not required due to gaps and loopholes in the existing Law. Provided this Bill will be passed into Law by its publication at the Official Gazette of Cyprus, companies applying for public tender will be asked to produce a certificate that would show they have a clean criminal record.
  • LIS ALIBI PENDENS UNDER THE COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) NO 44/2001 ON JURISDICTIONAND THE RECOGNITION AN

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  • The new features under the Recast Regulation 1215/2012

    The significance of the EU Regulation 44/2001 is well known as its rules determine both the jurisdiction of courts in the EU in civil and commercial disputes and the conditions for the recognition and the enforcement of their judgments in other EU member States.
  • ECJ CASE C-28/26 - RECOVERABILITY OF INPUT VAT OF A HOLDING COMPANY

    Case C-28/26 - Examines the right of a holding company to deduct input VAT on services acquired in the interest of its subsidiaries where those services are offered to its subsidiaries with no consideration.
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    On 1 December 2016, the European Commission has published proposals to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Particularly, the proposed changes, aiming to allow start-ups and SMEs, to buy and sell goods and services more easily online.
  • Unjust Banking Practices in Swiss Franc Loan Agreements

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    The European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) in the Gazprom Case (2015) held that anti-suit injunctions issued by arbitral tribunals in relation to the pursuit of Court proceedings within the EU, are not incompatible with the Brussels Regulation. The ECJ held that the BrusselsRegulation does not prevent a Court in an EU Member State from recognizing and enforcing an award containing such an anti-suit injunction, either pursuant to national law, or the New York Convention.
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