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Saturday, 6 December 2008

Tour of Patent Offices: Cyprus

Next in The SPC Blog's tour of inspection of official national patent websites is Cyprus, a jewel in the Crown of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus, it seems, does not have a dedicated Intellectual Property Office; rather, its intellectual property administration and execution of official policy is handled by the The Intellectual and Industrial Property Section of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism's Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver.

There's very little intellectual property information available online from this source, and most of what's there deals with trade marks. A site search of the English language version of the text for 'SPC' received no hits at all. "Supplementary protection certificate" fared equally badly. Even "patent" received just nine hits.

If this review has failed to unearth any significant SPC information from this website which is known to any of our readers, can the relevant link be posted by using the Comment facility below.

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