As we have seen in the page headed “Brief history of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, Cyprus is a divided country, the Northern (Turkish) Cyprus in the north known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and the Southern (Greek) Cyprus known as the Republic of Cyprus. Each territory has its own separate and independent intellectual property jurisdiction. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus commenced registering patents and trade marks in 1978.
UMIT OZDIL NORTH CYPRUS PATENT & TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS is an offshoot of UMIT OZDIL LAW FIRM which was established in 1977 in North Cyprus headed by a Barrister of the Hon. Society of Inner Temple in London, and in addition to its legal practice undertakes intellectual property business in Northern (Turkish) Cyprus.
The Law Firm was one of the first firms in North Cyprus to engage in Intellectual Property work and as the workload increased it was thought that dealings with the Trade Marks Registry for the registration of patents and trade marks and other connected matters should better be undertaken by a branch of the firm, with the Law Firm dealing mainly in general litigation work, both civil and criminal, and at the same time overseeing the work of the IP agency branch and dealing with more complicated and legal issues such as infringements, oppositions etc.
UMIT OZDIL NORTH CYPRUS PATENT & TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS, a small but highly efficient firm, is now the leading local Intellectual Property agency in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
With offices situated at short distance from the Office of the Registrar of Trade Marks it is proud of offering prompt cost-conscious professional services to patrons throughout the world.
During the past five years a great number of trade mark owners and Intellectual Property firms abroad, have transferred their North Cyprus portfolios to UMIT OZDIL NORTH CYPRUS PATENT & TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS thus saving costs as well as benefiting from the prompt service offered on the spot by a leading indigenous law firm.
The firm's motto is: high quality and efficient professional service, at highly competitive costs, for mutual satisfaction.
The partners of the firm are:
(1) Umit Asim OZDIL, Barrister of the Hon. Society of Inner Temple; admitted to the Bar of England and Wales; Member of the Bar of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and also of the Bar of the Republic of Cyprus.
(2) Dervis Ersun SEYTANOGLU, LL.B. (Hons). LL.M., Dipl LPC, Solicitor; Member of the Bar of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
(3) Umit Erhun SEYTANOGLU, B.A.(Hons.) (Accounting & Finance) (Office Manager).