Patents Law

INTRODUCTION

A patent is a legal instrument granted on a national or regional level for the protection of inventions that have an industrial use. The range of inventions covered by patents is vast.

In Cyprus, the legislation pertaining to patent protection is the Patents Law 16(I)/98 (as amended). Procedural provisions are contained in the Patent Regulations P.I. No.46/99 (as amended). Cyprus is also a party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the European Patent Convention.

Applications may, depending upon the patent office, be for a patent in a given country (national), or an application for a patent in a range of countries (regional).

Work undertaken by our office

Our office has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious work.

We would be pleased to assist you with any of the following:

  • the registration of national patents
  • the validation of European Patents (including SPC applications)
  • payments of patent annuities
  • recordals of changes
  • patent litigation and
  • advisory work.

This is, of course, a non-exhaustive list of the services we can provide, and we shall be happy to respond to specific enquiries that you may have.

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