The Intellectual Property department of Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC is an expanding one, currently comprised of a highly qualified team of energetic lawyers equipped with a mixture of professional qualifications and experience in IP law. With team members who have spent a brief spell at the EUIPO, who are members of the Chartered Institute of Trade Marks Attorneys, have studied the subject-matter academically as well as have practised in the area for a number of years; the team is well placed to guide, support and protect a client’s various IP rights.
We offer a fully integrated IP service, providing advice and professional support in relation to copyright, trade marks, patents, designs, as well as unfair competition and protection of other confidential information. Our services are wide- ranging and include the drafting of various IP agreements (e.g. licensing, assignments, software development), dealing with matters relating to all stages of a trade mark registration (filing, registration, opposition, cancellation, invalidity, conversion, assignment, renewal, etc.) on a national as well as EU and international (WIPO) level, registration of national patents and validation of European patents in Cyprus, renewals of patents, copyright actions, counterfeit actions.
The team is further supported by a dedicated litigation team which handles contentious cases, be it before the administrative court (the legal forum for review of decisions of the Trademarks Registrar) or in civil courts, where it may deal- amongst others- with passing off claims, prosecutions, actions for counterfeit products, interim measures.
The team is versatile and flexible, following closely technological innovations and developments. We are market- savvy and fully appreciate the importance of understanding the industry where our clients operate in. We provide advice on brand development and brand strategy optimisation via effective protection of various IP rights. As one of the largest law firms on the island dealing with corporate and commercial law matters, we have an insight on the business needs of our clients who operate across a wide spectrum of business fields.
Our aim is to always meet our clients’ business needs and expectations. We are available to discuss any issue of concern facing our clients and pride ourselves in being approachable and effective in providing tailor- made solutions to our clients.
Members of the team stay abreast of legal developments and frequently participate in various IP conferences and professional IP-related events internationally, such as INTA, Marques, ECTA. Moreover, the team is able to provide an all- inclusive and comprehensive service via the available resources at the Head Office in Nicosia, Cyprus, as well as through the support provided by our associates who are members of the professional networks to which we belong.