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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

STELIOS AMERICANOS & CO LLC‘s team is adept at advising on trade marks, brand and design protection matters, and IP disputes. Despina Americanou heads the practice.

Intellectual property in Cyprus

Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants

Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants‘ intellectual property practice handles the full gamut of trade mark, patent, design and copyright law matters. Eleni Chrysostomides and Alexandros Georgiades jointly head the department, which continues to handle the portfolios of multiple high-profile clients. The team is well versed in handling national trade marks in Cyprus, and is adept at advising on trade mark prosecution and registration issues before the WIPO and EUIPO. Patent applications and claims are another key pillar of strength for the group. Additionally, the department regularly represents prominent international luxury brands, as well as pharmaceutical, cosmetics and software companies in mandates, and is particularly adept at advising on issues relating to the unlawful copying and marketing of counterfeit products.


‘Their very distinguished lawyers act with great flexibility and adaptability making the collaboration with them smooth and easy.’ 

‘Eleni Chrysostomides is a very experienced lawyer of the highest level. Alexandros Georgiadis is a valuable partner and lawyer. Both are distinguished by their high intelligence, honesty and integrity.’

‘They are able to provide advice and simple solutions to difficult cases, avoiding unnecessary expense and litigation. Their level of English is that of a native speaker.’

‘Very professional, very responsive, high level of service, high knowledge and expertise in intellectual property law. Always available, excellent follow up of the cases.’

‘Eleni Chrysostomides and Alexandros Georgiades have a very deep knowledge of intellectual property law, and they understand the needs of the clients and they adopt the services provided in an excellent way.’

‘Eleni Chrysostomides and Alexandros Georgiades are always available and reachable and they deliver on time. They approach each case from all possible aspects providing something more than their competitors.’

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended a client in a case involving the application for the registration of a prominent trade mark.
  • Assisting a client with trade mark opposition proceedings.
  • Acting for a client in a trade mark opposition case.

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The outstanding team at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC advises on the full spectrum of intellectual property law issues. The practice has extensive strength in handling patent and trade mark protection, design registration, copyright, and technology licensing matters. Under the collective leadership of Andrea Kallis Parparinou, Ramona Livera and Christos Melides, the group regularly advises international clients on franchising and licensing issues, and is noted for its capabilities in assisting clients in relation to Cyprus’s intellectual property box regime. Additionally, the department represents start-ups and multinational pharmaceutical companies in trade mark and patent applications, and advises on potential infringements of intellectual property rights.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Kallis Parparinou; Ramona Livera; Christos Melides


‘Ramona Livera is responsive and efficient. She provides clear and balanced advice on trade mark prosecution matters including renewals and non-use.’

‘Very responsive and action oriented. Client service is a priority for them.’

‘We found them to be professional and efficient.’

Key clients



Bolton Technologies Limited

Boltonshield A.G

Cyprus Mail Company Limited

Cyprus Tourism Development Corporation Ltd

Embryon Fertility Centre

European University Cyprus

Huawei Technologies

Huuuge Games


Invel Real Estate Management Limited

KKCG Group

Landmark Hotel

Limassol Marina

Meta (Facebook)

Moderna Switzerland GmbH

Parklane Hotels


Prodea Real Estate Investment Company S.A

Samsung Group

Seattle Genetics Inc


Trikkis Autoglass

Work highlights

  • Advised Apple on intellectual property issues relating to licensing agreements.
  • Successfully defended the registered owner of the Trikkis Autoglass trade mark against an application for a declaration of invalidity and cancellation brought by the owners of an earlier European Union trademark “AUTOGLASS SPECIALS”.
  • Advised Meta on transposing a number of EU directives, including the EU Copyright Directive and the Extended Collective Licensing framework, into Cypriot copyright law.

Lellos P Demetriades Law Office

At Lellos P Demetriades Law Office, the intellectual property practice is jointly led by Achilleas Demetriades and the ‘dedicated and proactiveNicoletta Epaminonda. The team has an excellent reputation in the Cypriot market for its expertise in handling a broad range of intellectual property rights matters, and is recognised for its niche expertise in assisting with the creation of bespoke anti-piracy plans. The client base includes pharmaceutical entities, apparel sector companies and food and beverages companies. Epaminonda's 'ability to navigate the complexities of this field and offer comprehensive guidance is unparalleled'. Demetriades is well known in the IP space for his role as a European Patent Attorney, with a solid track record in handling pharmaceutical regulatory instructions and acting on behalf of rights-holders.

Practice head(s):

Achilleas Demetriades; Nicoletta Epaminonda


‘The team includes experienced, skilled and capable members. Their response times are very good. Their fees are reasonable.’

‘They demonstrate an extraordinary level of awareness regarding the IP challenges associated with cutting-edge technologies such as AI and blockchain. They offer practical solutions that are indispensable to innovative industries.’

‘The team stands out because it seamlessly combines its legal expertise with the client’s business knowledge to achieve optimal results. You don’t feel like just a client; instead, you feel engaged as a partner in a team.’

Key clients

Charalambides Christis Ltd

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Iconize Art Ltd


Work highlights

  • Provides intellectual property advice to digital art company Nelum.
  • Assists BookYourWeddingDay.com with intellectual property matters, including filing international trade marks.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

At Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC, the intellectual property department is led by Nick Kounoupias, who joined the firm in May 2023. With notable expertise in mediation, Kounoupias is active in IP mediation matters, and also has considerable experience in anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting issues. The team stands out for its ‘exceptional expertise in intellectual property‘, including assisting with the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and high-value IP litigation. Tonia Antoniou and associate Agis Charalambous, who is adept at advising on international trade mark applications, are key practitioners to note.

Practice head(s):

Nick Kounoupias

Other key lawyers:

Tonia Antoniou; Agis Charalambous


‘The team at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC is known for its professionalism, prompt responses, and deep expertise in international aspects of intellectual property rights. This practice is an excellent choice for clients seeking expert assistance in the field of intellectual property.’

‘They are highly experienced and knowledgeable in intellectual property law. They prioritise client needs and tailor solutions accordingly. They communicate clearly, building trust with clients. The team works seamlessly to deliver comprehensive solutions.’

‘Agis Charalambous and his team are professionals in this field, demonstrating exceptional expertise in intellectual property legal services. They really provide exceptional leadership and adhere to high ethical standards, making them a top choice for IP legal services.’

‘Agis Charalampous is always available to discuss the challenges faced by the client, and provides straightforward guidance and possible solutions. All the team members are always willing to assist.’

Key clients

Notino Limited

Norton Rose Fulbright

Patrix IP Service AB

Surprisygift Ltd

Guma Holdings Ltd

FRTN Limited

Pavis GmbH

Taylor Wessing

Adeventum Zrt

Brokercreditservice (Cyprus) Ltd

Scopemarkets Services CY Ltd

AWA Norway AS

Dennemeyer & Co Luxembourg

Computer Patent Annuities Services

Habermann Hruschka & Schnabel

Dashofer Holdings Ltd

Envoy International Ltd

Animaccord Ltd

Ispass Technologies Ltd

MCTC Marine Ltd

WOLF Greenfield & Sacks P.C.

DC Strategy Lawyers

AWA Sweden AB


Mewburn Ellis

Work highlights

  • Advised MCTC Ltd on strategic trade mark applications.
  • Advised Notino Limited on the enforcement of IP rights in the EU as well as internationally.

Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC

Under the leadership of Alexandros Coucounis, the team at Andreas Coucounis & Co LLC is regularly instructed by several large foreign companies to handle trade mark registrations in Cyprus, as well as renewing existing trade marks. The practice has a solid track record in assisting clients with IP issues and representing them before the Registrar of Patents and Trade Marks in Cyprus.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Coucounis



‘Very efficient and knowledgeable in this area of the law.’

‘The whole team is very responsive and acts promptly within agreed timelines.’

‘A good and practical firm.’

‘Strives to give excellent service.’

‘Very personable and good with clients.’

‘Alexandros is dedicated and diligent and technically impressive.’

‘I have always found the team responsive, commercial and efficient – all important factors when instructing local counsel.’

‘Alexandros Coucounis stands out – he is a pleasure to work with, commercial and results driven.’

Key clients

easyGroup Ltd


Sony Interactive Entertainment


Newsweek Inc.

Catherine Sidonio

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited

General Insurance of Cyprus Ltd

Eurolife Ltd


Spartan Race Inc.


Hellenic Technical Enterprises Limited

Cozcom Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acts as longstanding IP counsel to easyGroup regarding the protection of the client’s IP rights in Cyprus.
  • Acting as IP counsel to Sandoz on patent infringement matters.
  • Represented Duracell in Cyprus in relation to anticounterfeiting matters.

Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC

Senior managing associate Rania Vrondou leads Deloitte Legal | Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC's intellectual property practice. Key areas of instruction for the team include assisting start-up clients with the protection of IP rights and working in tandem with other departments in the firm to assist businesses with the protection and transfer of intellectual property rights in Cyprus. The group  is also adept at advising on brand strategies and copyright protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Rania Vrondou

Other key lawyers:

Gaston Hadjianastassiou


‘The team has a fresh approach and is very responsive, with an excellent grasp on current legal issues.’

‘The individuals are very easy to reach, the client gets the feel of a personal touch to their legal affairs. Very quick to respond and clear and concise on their advice.’

‘They are all strong professionals. They all have not only legal thinking but business thinking.’

‘Gaston Hadjianastassiou is a person who knows how to solve his client’s problems or how to meet his client’s needs and he does everything to solve or meet them. He is a strong legal and business professional.’

Key clients

Alma Europe Ltd

Alpha Television Cyprus Limited

Deloitte Limited

Moebius Limited

MoneyGate Solutions Limited

TPlus Capital Technologies Ltd

Trade Capital Markets (TCM) Limited

RJ Development Ltd

RJ Games Limited

Veraxen Ltd

Work highlights

  • Successfully negotiated a co-existence agreement between TPlus Technologies Ltd and another entity.
  • Successfully negotiated and concluded the preliminary framework for a co-existence agreement between Alma Europe Ltd and another entity.
  • Advised MoneyGate Limited on a dispute with the client’s software developers.

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC fields a team which is skilled in relation to a broad spectrum of IP matters. The practice, which is co-led by George Z Georgiou and Romanos Loizides, is very well known for representing artists, musicians, TV celebrities, banks and international software companies. Other key areas of instruction for the group include assisting with the protection of domain names and industrial designs.

Practice head(s):

George Z. Georgiou; Romanos Loizides

Key clients

State Health Services Organization

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation on several production agreements for the new broadcasting period (2022-2023), including handling the assignment and licencing of copyrights.
  • Advising a prominent food and beverage company on brand protection matters, including trade mark applications, registrations, and high-profile oppositions heard before the Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
  • Acting for a client in relation to a EUR1.5m trade mark infringement claim.

Harris Kyriakides

Under the joint leadership of Michael Kyriakides and Eleni Neoptolemou, the nimble team at Harris Kyriakides handles a broad array of intellectual property matters. Key areas of instruction for the group include advising on trade marks, patents and copyrights, as well as trade secrets and domain names. The practice has particular expertise in acting for clients in sectors such as technology, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, and fashion. The group is well-placed to advise on digital content protection issues, and has also been kept busy assisting with the protection of confidential information and copyright infringement claims.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kyriakides; Eleni Neoptolemou

Other key lawyers:

Munevver Kasif


‘You can feel the team spirit and everyone being on the same page.’

‘Smart, fast, attention to detail.’

‘Professionalism, experienced personnel.’

‘Extensive knowledge on the subject and practical approach to handling such matters.’

‘Excellent professionals, quick responses, always available to assist, very kind people.’

Key clients

Prevention at Sea

Ministry of Food Sal

US Polo

C & C Londou Bros Ltd


Petrolina Holdings Public Ltd

Cyprus Airports (F&B) Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for US Polo in Cyprus, in relation to product infringements targeting the client’s trade marks and intellectual property rights.
  • Advised HAFCO S.A on a trade mark opposition procedure.

AGPLAW | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC

The ‘client-centric’ team at AGPLAW | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC frequently acts for corporates and individuals on IP management and protection issues, as well as the expansion of intellectual property rights. The group is also adept at advising on matters concerning the protection of brands, inventions, designs and other areas, for example the protection of musical works. Opposition and objection proceedings are another key pillar of strength for the department. Angelos Paphitis and Michael Alexandrou are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Angelos Paphitis; Michael Alexandrou


‘One of the practice’s primary strengths is its unwavering focus on client satisfaction. They prioritise understanding the client’s business, industry, and objectives thoroughly. By doing so, they tailor their services to align with the client’s specific needs, ensuring maximum value and positive outcomes.’

‘The team is dedicated to building long-term relationships with clients based on trust, transparency, and consistently delivering high-quality results.’

‘Effective communication is a crucial quality in stand-out professionals. They possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, allowing them to articulate ideas clearly, engage with clients and colleagues effectively, and build strong relationships.’

Key clients

Santeda International Ltd

GameBeat Ltd

WAGE Global Ltd



WS Conversion Pros Ltd



Aloha Telecommunications

Guaba Beach Bar

Metaquotes Software Corp

Work highlights

  • Acting for Santeda International Ltd in a trade mark dispute, involving an opposition claim brought against the client by a third-party company.
  • Advised on a trade mark opposition matter for a client specialising in the production of educational toys.
  • Advising on the registration of an energy drink trade mark.

E & G Economides LLC

Xenia Kasapi heads the intellectual property and data protection practice at E & G Economides LLC. The department regularly acts on the registration of trade marks, designs and patents at a local, EU and international level. George Economides is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Xenia Kasapi

Other key lawyers:

George Economides


‘E & G Economides LLC’s intellectual property practice is unmatched in its unique blend of expertise, offering clients a comprehensive understanding of their needs.’

‘Their commitment to client success, led by standout partners and associates, sets them apart from competitors. I’ve truly valued their expertise and unwavering dedication.’

‘This is a small team with immediate response and technical know-how. Xenia Kasapi is very invested in her client’s cases; she is hardworking and a solution finder.’

‘The team is very responsive and always there when you need them. Xenia Kasapi and George Economides were extremely helpful and provided us with targeted advice that helped us understand the process and the advantages of registering a trademark.’

‘Xenia Kasapi impressed us with the broad knowledge she possesses of IP law and the precision of her advice. Xenia managed our case with cost efficiency and dedication.’ 

‘People are very dedicated to each project. They put as much effort as possible to fully understand the project and advise properly, even if a case is very uncommon.’

‘E & G’s team provides exceptional quality of work. They are reliable, they always deliver everything on time. Contact with them is very professional but on the same time it’s very friendly and not stressful.’

‘Working with Xenia Kasapi is a pure pleasure.’

Key clients

Shine TV Limited

Orbex Limited

Collagen Lift Sa

Cloudlayer8 Limited (Cl8)

Anemi Trustees Limited

Emily Yiolitis LLC

Expertum LTD


P.G Dionysiou Beauty Spa

Alma Advisors Limited


Unisoft Sys Limited

Findersoft Limited

Brandpol Group Limited

G.N. Auto Odyky Express Road Service Limited

Tsakiris Mallas A.E

A.T. Atermona Taxidia Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised on the protection of the client’s intellectual property rights, including trade mark management and litigation and licensing advice.
  • Advising a client on trade mark matters, as well as the unlawful sale of counterfeit goods on the internet.
  • Assisting a client with the acquisition of a trade marks portfolio from another company.

Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C.

Michael Philippou leads a versatile team at Haviaras & Philippou L.L.C., which handles the full spectrum of intellectual property law matters. The client base includes public and private companies, entrepreneurs, and Cypriot and international individuals. The group’s workload includes licensing and franchising agreements, IP transfer agreements, and the registration, renewal and assignment of national, international and European trade marks, patents and industrial designs. Contentious IP matters are another key area of instruction.

Practice head(s):

Michael Philippou


Key clients

Alkis H. Hadjikyriakos (Frou Frou Biscuits)

AdBoard Media Limited

Glimeka Trading Company Limited

Handy Snacks Limited

Atrio Marketing Limited

Netsmart (and affiliates or 3rd party individuals)

Martosa Limited

Yiannis Isaias

Serious Black Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising a client on the registration of a Cyprus and EU trade mark.
  • Advised a client on the registration of a European trade mark under Class 30, among other matters.
  • Acts as longstanding IP counsel to Glimeka Trading concerning the registration and  administration of the company’s trade marks.


Helen Mourashko and Savvas Savva co-head the department at REVERA Law Firm, which predominantly acts for software development companies and start-ups. It has niche expertise in advising on issues relating to the creation of video games. The group is also well-placed to advise clients on data protection issues and commercial contracts in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Helen Mourashko; Savvas Savva

Key clients



Work highlights

  • Advised AppCapital on the transfer of IP rights as part of an M&A deal across several jurisdictions, that resulted in setting up a joint venture.
  • Advised Eidolon the transfer of IP rights within the group of companies.