Intellectual Property

Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC provides advice on the full spectrum of Intellectual Property matters including IP registrations, portfolio management, IP litigation and custom actions.

With many years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property our firm has acquired an excellent International reputation. Our professional staff is specialized in Intellectual property matters and constantly keep up to date with any upcoming changes.

We understand the importance of Intellectual Property and we assist our clients in successfully benefiting and defending their rights.

Our services
  • All types of trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Counselling on licensing and franchising
  • Industrial designs (incl. European Designs)
  • IP arbitration and mediation
  • Litigation of other IP rights
  • Registration of patents (National or PCT)
  • Search and investigation services
  • Valuation of IP rights

Our experience

  • We were instructed to defend Leverate (an Israeli firm and its branch in Cyprus) against a trademark infringement and a passing off claim brought against them in the District Court of Nicosia. We succeeded in getting the case against our clients dismissed.

  • A Forex foreign firm – OCM HOLDINGS instructed us to file via WIPO an International application in several classes to register their logo 'XTRADE' and thus enjoy protection in numerous countries.

  • We were instructed by a medical Cypriot doctor to file a PCT application for a new pharmaceutical product.

  • We were instructed by the present Mayor of Ayia Napa, a Cyprus city, to file two Community Trademark applications in several classes. These two trademarks form the biggest part of the Municipality’s new worldwide tourist attraction/promotion campaign.

  • We were instructed by Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP to renew the registration of trademark ZIPPO in the Cy Registry. It should be noted that we are instructed regularly for renewals by agents such as Clyde & Co. and Patrix. Applicants include Emirates, Debenhams and many others.

  • A Forex foreign firm faced a court civil case in the District Court of Limassol for copyright infringement for the use of an allegedly similar website. We were instructed by this company to defend them in court.

  • An international client instructed us to file a copyright infringement claim against a Cyprus national at the District Court of Nicosia. We claimed that the defendant was using copyrighted photographs taken during dives in Sudan, Egypt and Cyprus without being authorized and/or the original copyright holder.

  • Appeared before the Registrar of Companies at a hearing on an objection application filed against the registration of our client’s mark IGOL. The decision has been reserved.

Accolades

  • The Intellectual Property Department of the firm has been ranked in the Legal 500 Guide since 2011.

    Legal 500 Guide

  • The law firm 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 this highly efficient legal team.

    2017 Legal 500 Guide