The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Silver - Individuals
“An excellent firm and a loyal business partner, Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous (KKP) consistently proves itself as nothing but exceptional. Its depth of expertise and proactive approach are blessings for companies looking to protect their rights at home and abroad.” KKP’s roster of devotees and the instructions it receives keep growing steadily and this year has been no different – especially with Eleni Papacharalambous at the helm. In the words of one foreign associate: “Eleni is an extremely talented litigator who gracefully combines efficiency with a detail-oriented approach in a way that is rare on the market. She has an international outlook and cares deeply about her clients as well as her firm – it is a pleasure to work with her on both a professional and personal level.” Her colleague Eleni Korfiotis is making her mark on the Cypriot trademark scene, thanks to her impeccable work ethic and skilful preparation and execution of oppositions.
Eleni Korfiotis studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and was called to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2011. Following this, she obtained an LLM in European commercial law with distinction at the University of Leicester.
Ms Korfiotis is now a partner at Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous LLC and has extensive experience in corporate law, commercial law, company law and IP law, with a focus on trademarks. Ms Korfiotis provides high-level advice for the exploitation, protection and enforcement of each client’s trademarks. In addition to regularly drafting, reviewing and negotiating the terms of agreements with respect to the assignment and licensing of trademarks, Ms Korfiotis specialises in trademark opposition, infringement and cancellation proceedings. Having represented a large and diverse clientele, as well as having provided valuable guidance in the successful safeguarding of trademarks which are well known and well established both at an international and national level, Ms Korfiotis has gained specialised legal skills that enable her to provide each client with prompt, high-quality and efficient services, always focusing on their needs and business objectives.
As a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Ms Korfiotis attends the INTA Annual Meeting on a yearly basis.
Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous (KKP) LLC is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on financial services including financial, insurance and banking institutions, intellectual property, real estate and construction, corporate and securities. From its offices in Nicosia, the firm’s 20 lawyers operate in multi-disciplinary teams, which enables them to provide clients with individualised and expert advice. Together, the team has over 30 years of legal experience, combining an extensive knowledge of the Cyprus legal system with an in-depth understanding of international and EU law.
KKP members pride themselves on their varied and expanding client base, which ranges from private individuals to multinational organisations. The firm’s involvement with both international and Cyprus-based clients means that the team can anticipate its clients’ needs and provide a 360-degree perspective on multidimensional legal issues.
Through its extensive network of associate offices around the world, KKP can offer its clients worldwide business and legal solutions when necessary.
The firm’s partners are members of the key professional legal organisations such as the International Trademark Association (INTA), MARQUES, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG), the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the International Tax Planning Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition, many of the partners have been endorsed and are highly rated by the world’s leading international legal directories, including The Legal 500.
KKP’s IP law practice is one of the leading practices in Cyprus; it is headed by partner Eleni Papacharalambous, who is recognised by The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property Law. The IP team is made up of IP-specialised lawyers and assisting personnel with extensive legal experience and knowledge, which enables KKP to guarantee the offering of high-standard services tailored to each client’s individual needs.
As members of INTA, MARQUES, ECTA, AIPPI and the PTMG, the IP team members frequently participate in international conferences, thus enhancing their knowledge of the latest issues and challenges in IP practice.
Operating internationally, KKP’s IP department has an extensive list of clients including pharmaceutical companies and famous brand owners.
Experienced in a broad spectrum of sectors, KKP provides a comprehensive range of services with regard to trademarks, patents, industrial designs, trade names, domain names, counterfeiting, copyright and all court proceedings relating to these matters.
KKP’s IP team handles a significant number of national, EU and international trademark registrations before the Cyprus Trademark Registry, the EU Intellectual Property Office and the World Intellectual Property Office. The team is also very experienced in trademark opposition, invalidity and cancellation proceedings. Trademark searches, renewals and recordal of changes are also among the services provided by KKP’s IP department.
Being well acquainted with EU and national Customs’ anti-counterfeiting procedures, KKP is highly experienced in safeguarding and enforcing its clients’ IP rights in Cyprus.
KKP’s IP team is also proficient in patent proceedings before the Cyprus Patent Registry, including the validation of European Patents in Cyprus, renewals/payment of annuities, recordal of changes and the registration of national patents.
KKP’s IP services also extend to cover industrial designs, including registration and renewal procedures at both national and EU level.
The close cooperation between the firm’s IP team and its highly competent litigation department contributes to providing excellent client representation before the Cyprus courts in matters relating to the protection and enforcement of their IP rights.