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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Jul 09, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 11/20)
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Trademark Law Amended

In Cyprus a new Trademarks Law has been enacted which amends the Trademarks Law (Cap.268). The new Law implements the European Trademarks Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2436) and was published in the Official Gazette on June 12, 2020. The supplementary Trademarks Regulations were published in the Official Journal on June 16, 2020.

Some of the important changes include:
- Introduction of multi class applications
- New types of trademarks such as movement, holographic, sound, position etc.
- No requirement for power of attorney
- Possibility of dividing a registered trademark
- Additional absolute and relative grounds of refusal
- Extension of opposition period to 3 months
- Cooling off period of 2 months during opposition proceedings
- Applicant's right to request proof of actual use of earlier mark from opponent in opposition proceedings
- Introduction of non-use as defence to opposition and cancellation
- Extension of duration trademark to 10 years
- Replacement of submission of affidavit (under oath) with submission of declaration
- Online publication of trademark applications

For further information, please see the article of our Country Index Partner Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous here

Source: Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous, Cyprus