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Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has an active team that advises leading software companies. It also advises international pharmaceutical companies on regulatory matters. Nicholas Ktenas heads the group.

Maria Ioannides and Marinos Cleanthous are the main contacts at IP Cyprus - Ioannides, Cleanthous & Co LLC. The boutique firm advises clients such as CyprusNews Media. It has also been assisting HF Markets on the protection of its trade marks in Europe, the UK and the UAE.

Dr K Chrysostomides & Co LLC has 'a well-organised team that works well together’ when advising on all aspects of IP. The ‘excellentEleni Chrysostomides heads the team and Alexandros Georgiades is ‘very knowledgeable’.

KOUSHOS KORFIOTIS PAPACHARALAMBOUS LLC fields 'a team of true professionals who will always go that extra mile to help clients’. The group advises on trade marks, patents, industrial designs, trade names and domain names. Anti-counterfeiting work is another area of expertise. Head of department is the ‘very talented and proactiveEleni Papacharalambous.

Lellos P Demetriades Law Office has ‘experience in copyright matters and is particularly active in IP litigation’. It is also recognised for its work in areas as diverse as anti-piracy actions and industrial design. Achilleas Demetriades and  Nicoletta Epaminonda are the key members of a team that has 'a substantial presence in the market’.

Markides, Markides & Co LLC fields a ‘reliable team’ that has 'a good reputation for its work on trade marks, litigation and copyright’. Hermione Markides is a primary contact.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC has an ‘active’ team that routinely works with the World Patent & Trademark Law Office, Com Laude and Inspicos European Patent Attorneys. Tonia Antoniou heads the department.

The ‘diligentAlexandros Coucounis leads the advice at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC on all matters relating to easyGroup’s portfolio of trade mark registrations in Cyprus.

The team at Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC ‘gets the job done’ and advises on all forms of registered and unregistered intellectual property rights. Maria Kyriacou is at the helm.

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC ’s client base includes Alpha Television Cyprus and the Bank of Cyprus. Kypros Ioannides is a primary contact.

Yiannos Georgiades is a key contact at Y.Georgiades & Associates LLC. The team advises on the full array of contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

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Legal Developments in Cyprus for Intellectual property

  • Adidas three stripe Trademark Revocation

    In a judgment of the General Court of the European Union of the 19th June 2019, Adidas saw their hopes of extending their three stripes trademark dashed, as the court ruled that there was no distinctiveness in the three stripes trademark. Furthermore, the court held that the Adidas had failed to prove that the mark had acquired distinctive character through use throughout the member states of the EU.
    - Michael Kyprianou & Co

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