The House of Representatives of Cyprus has introduced amendments in the Trademark Law in order to align with the European Trademarks Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2436).

The mentioned regulation has brought substantial amendments and changed the system of registration, maintenance and protection of trademarks.

Some of the key changes in the Trademark Law are listed as follows:

  1. Multi class system in trademark filing has been introduced,
  2. Trademark protection period has increased to 10 years from 7 years,
  3. "cooling off" period has been introduced,
  4. Opposition period has been lengthened from 2 to three months,

These amendments have entered into force on June 12, 2020.

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