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Custom Recordal of IPRs in Cyprus

Cyprus

Custom Recordal of IPRs
Yes
No
Yes
The Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 forms the legal basis for Custom Recordal of IPRs (Border Control Measures) in Cyprus.
Custom Recordal of IPRs is effective on imports only.
The customs authorities can, of their own volition, initiate random checks of goods sold in the market. If goods found are suspected of infringing IPR, they can be removed provided the IPR holder provides relevant information relating to the alleged infringement.
The applications must be submitted to the competent customs department. The competent customs department shall notify the applicant of its decision granting or rejecting the application within 30 working days of the receipt of the application. When granting an application, the competent customs department shall specify the period during which the customs authorities are to take action.
The documents to be submitted include proof of IP rights, information of original and counterfeit goods, contact details for addressing administrative and technical question, declaration in accordance with Art 6 of the Basic regulation for national application. It is important to provide details of any specific documents accompanying the authentic goods, such as enclosures, letters of guarantee, package instructions, or instructions for use.
No
30 days
Yes, it is centralized.
Yes
There are no administrative costs to pay for an application.
The term of Custom Recordal of IPRs is 01 year, which can be renewed through subsequent application as there is no automatic renewal.
No
The customs authority suspends the clearance of imported goods upon finding that goods are counterfeit.
The rights holder bears the liabilities and expenses related to suspension of the release of infringing goods.
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
The customs have the authority to seize and destroy infringing goods.
If the goods are found to be counterfeit and the owner of the goods does not consent to their destruction, the IPR holder has 10 days to file an action in court.
No
None
No