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Understanding Trademark

Are you the owner of an enterprise and wish to distinguish your products or services from the products and services of other enterprises? Find out what you mean when referring to trademark, the types of trademarks, what prerequisites a trademark must meet in order to be registered and protected; how you can conduct a search for a trademark, obtain professional advice and protect your trademark abroad.

Find out what a trademark is, the prerequisites its elements must meet to be registered and secure protection, and the benefits of its filing.

Find out about the different types of trademarks and the elements comprising them.

Do you wish to conduct a search among earlier trademarks and applications for trademark registration in the Republic of Cyprus and abroad? Use the search tool of the Intellectual Property Section, the electronic search tools offered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), as well as the publications in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cyprus.

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

Selecting the geographical area in which you wish to protect your trademark is important. You are encouraged to take the necessary steps for the protection of your trademark in all territories in which you are interested to be commercially active, in order to maximise the chances of protection against unlawful imitations as well as the financial and other success of your enterprise from your trademark.

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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