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Five counterfeit hotspots that you must be aware of in Cyprus
9 Aug 2019

Five counterfeit hotspots that you must be aware of in Cyprus

In the latest edition of our new series into fake goods around the world, we head to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus and focus on the counterfeit hotspots that rights holders should have on their enforcement radars.

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29 Mar 2017

Trademark procedures and strategies: Cyprus

Trademarks in Cyprus are governed by: the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the World Intellectual Property Organisation Convention;
the Madrid Protocol; the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; EU directives and regulations; the Trademarks Law (Cap 268); and case law.

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18 Sep 2015

Cyprus

Owners of unregistered marks have no right to file an infringement action: in practice, nobody can institute proceedings to prevent or recover damages for the infringement of an unregistered trademark. However, owners of unregistered marks are free to bring a passing-off action against any party which passes off its goods as those of the rights holder and to seek remedies in respect thereof.

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5 May 2009

AIRKRAFT to be registered despite earlier provisional refusal

Despite an earlier provisional refusal, the registrar of trademarks has allowed the registration of the trademark AIRKRAFT for goods in Classes 12, 17 and 27 of the Nice Classification, including air springs for vehicles. The registrar concluded that the public would not be deceived or confused as to the nature of the goods.

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14 Nov 2007

MISS COOL to be registered despite earlier provisional refusal

The Cypriot registrar of trademarks has accepted an international
application for the registration of the mark MISS COOL despite an earlier provisional
refusal. Among other things, the registrar accepted evidence that MISS COOL
had acquired distinctive character through use and reputation, as it is already
registered in over 50 countries.

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Enforcement and Litigation

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30 Oct 2006

IP Rights Enforcement Directive implemented

Cyprus has implemented the IP Rights Enforcement Directive by passing
the Trademarks Amending Law 121(I)/2006 on July 28 2006 - nearly three months
after the implementation deadline. The amendments do not bring many changes
to Cypriot law because most of the provisions contained in the directive were
already covered by national law. The amendments were made mainly to clarify
existing law and practice.

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16 Jun 2004

Northern Cyprus trade and IP enforcement discussions ongoing

Although the recent referendum on the reunification of Southern and
Northern Cyprus was unsuccessful, negotiations have begun to lift some of the
trade embargoes against Northern Cyprus. As Northern Cyprus's IP enforcement
system is unlikely to meet EU standards, Southern Cyprus may be prepared to
allow indirect trade between Northern Cyprus and the European Union through
its official trade channels.

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11 Apr 2007

Brakes taken off GOODRIDE registration application

Following an earlier provisional refusal, the Cypriot registrar of
trademarks has now accepted an international application for the trademark GOODRIDE
in stylized letters in Class 12 of the Nice Classification for the protection
of tyres. Among other things, the registrar accepted evidence proving extensive
use of the trademark GOODRIDE in Cyprus through importation of the tyres into
that country since 2003.

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17 Mar 2006

Debenhams roars to victory in TIGERLILY Case

The registrar of trademarks has allowed the registration of the mark
TIGERLILY for goods in Class 25 of the Nice Classification. The registrar concluded
that the mark was unlikely to cause confusion with the prior registered marks
TIGER ASICS CORPORATION, ASICS TIGER and ASICS TIGER (and cross line device)
used for goods in the same class.

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12 Feb 2004

Cyprus not ready to accept international applications

The Cyprus Trademarks Registry has announced that it will not be ready
to accept international trademark applications until the end of March, even
though the Madrid Agreement and Protocol came into force in that country last
November. Some administrative arrangements with WIPO's International Bureau
still need to be finalized.

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