Whenever you think about a brand, the first thing that comes to your mind is its logo. A logo, in turn, is a trademark of a business that helps in customer retention. So, it is quite significant for every business irrespective of its size. Since a logo is a valuable intellectual property asset, you must register it so that nobody else can use it to sell their goods or services. The registration also prevents any possibility of future conflicts with any other business. Before you register your trademark in Cyprus, make sure your logo represents your business value and ethics.
At Online Solutions, we create engaging and purposeful graphics that captivates your audience. Our brand designers thoughtfully create graceful design that distils the spirit of your business. A logo is the identity of any business, and we have been designing logos for brands across Cyprus for a long time.
Our small island also allows foreign citizens and business owners to apply for trademark registration. Getting it done in Cyprus means extended protection as the country is a proud member of several conventions, including the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). Its new trademark law published in June 2020 has simplified the registration process.
Steps to Register Your Trademark in Cyprus
- Conduct a thorough search at the registry of trademarks to find out whether any similar logo is already registered or not. This process may take a few weeks, and the search report is delivered by email. However, this step is not mandatory in Cyprus.
- Hire a duly licensed practicing lawyer in Cyprus and proceed with the process of filing the process of registration of your trademark along with paying the due fee.
- Once the Registrar received your application and the respective fees, he or she will thoroughly examine whether or not the logo adheres to Cyprus’s trademark law at the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver.
- If your logo met all the requirements, it will get a Next, a certificate of trademark registration is issued. It may happen that the Registrar will request you to furnish some additional information or provide some explanations before registering your logo as a trademark. Else, your logo will get published in the official gazette.
Once your trademark is registered, do not forget to renew it after seven years. After the first renewal, you must renew it every fourteen years. Remember that the Registrar may refuse to register your logo as a trademark if it does not have proof that one can represent graphically. Sometimes, when it lacks a distinctive character or seems in conflict with the common moral principles, the trademark registration is refused. There may be many more grounds for refusal of registration.
Hence, choose your brand designer carefully. At Online Solutions, we understand every business is different. Therefore we create unique and clear graphics so that you can register your register your trademark in Cyprus without any hassle. Get in touch today for an incredible logo design.