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Understanding Patent

Are you the beneficiary of an invention that can be protected by a patent? Find out what we mean when referring to patents, what prerequisites an invention must meet to be protected, how you can search for a patent, how you can obtain professional advice, and how you can protect your patent abroad.

Find out what a patent is, the prerequisites an invention must meet to be able to be protected and the benefits from filing it.

Do you wish to search amongst earlier patents in the Republic of Cyprus and abroad? Use the electronic search tools offered by Espacenet and Patents Official EPO Journal of the European Patent Organisation, Patentstope of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, as well as the publications in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus.

Do you need professional advice on patent issues? You can seek professional advice from a lawyer or law firm member of the Cyprus Bar Association as well as professionals or other specialized organizations.

The selection of the geographic area in which you wish to protect your invention is important. You are encouraged to take the necessary steps to protect your invention in all territories in which you are interested to be commercially active, in order to maximise the possibility of protection against unlawful copies as well as financial and other success of your invention.

To take full advantage of your idea, choose the most suitable intellectual property right. Choosing the right type of intellectual property right contributes to the maximisation of protection against unlawful imitations as well as the financial and other success of your enterprise.

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