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Are you the creator of an industrial design? Find out what we mean when referring to industrial design or model; what prerequisites must be met by an industrial design or model in order to be protected; how you can proceed to a search for an industrial design or model; how you can obtain professional advice; and how you can protect your industrial design or model abroad.

Find out what an industrial design or model is; the prerequisites that a design must meet in order to be protected; the benefits from submitting it and the utilization of Locarno international classification system.

Would you like to conduct a search to previous industrial designs or models in the Republic of Cyprus and abroad? You can use the electronic search tools provided by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) as well the publications in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus.

Do you need professional advice in relation to industrial design issues? You can get in touch with professionals or other specialised organizations.

The choice of the geographical area over which you wish to protect your industrial design or model is important. You are advised to take the necessary steps in order to protect your design in all territories in which you are interested to be commercially active, so as to maximise the possibilities of protection against unlawful copies, as well as the financial and other success of your industrial design.

In order to make the most out of your idea, choose the most appropriate intellectual property right. The choice of the correct type of intellectual property right contributes to the maximisation of protection against unlawful copies, as well as of the financial and other success of your business.

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