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Task-oriented and business-minded, we offer tailor-made solutions and expertise at the highest level to every single one of our clients. The domestic businesses we represent are key players in their respective market and our international clients include well known entities with multi-national commercial interests, established law firms, technical & business consultancies, all accustomed to quality, prompt and efficient services.
Moreover, our engagement with start-ups of various sectors has imprinted upon us the need to personalize and customize solutions.
Although obviously, our core of work revolves around Greece, the regulatory harmonization in Europe, particularly in the field of intellectual property, allows us to offer and provide services targeted to the EU market as a whole and other European markets as well. We pride ourselves for the ability to offer clients a comprehensive, yet simply stated, picture of the framework, under which they are to develop their operations in Greece, the wider region and Europe.
Areas of Expertise:
Nancy Gerakini, Partner and Head of our EU & Competition Practice, and Elpida Kazantzidou, Associate, co-authored the Greek Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide Competition Litigation 2023. Their contribution covers issues such as the legal bases for initiating competition litigation proceedings in Greece, division of competence between the Courts, final remedies, including the issue […]
The disclosure of ‘relevant evidence’ includes documentation that a party may be required to create by compiling or classifying information, knowledge or data already in its possession Under its judgment in Case C‑163/21, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) held that the disclosure of ‘relevant evidence’, within the meaning of EU law, includes […]
CJEU recognized the autonomous nature of counterclaims for invalidity of European Union Trademarks (EUTMs). In its judgment in Case C-256/21, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) recognized the autonomous nature of counterclaims for invalidity of European Union Trademarks (EUTMs). The case, revolved around a main action, brought before the German courts, over alleged […]
In an effort to improve efficiency of handling TM applications, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that, as of 3 December 2022, the deadline for responding to the majority of trade mark Office Actions will be reduced from six (6) to three (3) months. Yet, this will not impact Madrid Protocol Designations for which […]
As of 10 May 2022, the Greek TM Office will be integrated in the organisation of the Greek Patent Office (OBI) and Greece will have a single, unified IP Office. Just over a year after the legislative adoption of this landmark change, and several years of debate on its need, use, pros and cons, it […]
Nikos Prentoulis speaks on the 1st year anniversary of Greece’s exodus from the notorious “US 301” list Last year, Greece’s progress in the filed of IP protection paved the way for its removal from notorious US Department of Trade “301” list. On the occasion of Greece’s first “anniversary” out of the list, our partner, Nikos […]
Readers may find the title of this post odd, but Greece has separate Trademark and Patent Offices for some 30 years, namely as from 1987 when the Greek Patent Office was (re)established as a ‘stand-alone’ private law entity owned by the Greek State. The Trademark Office remained a “classic” department of the Greek public administration, […]
cool recognition of our work in Prentoulis Gerakini. Nikos Prentoulis was recognized as a WTR Global Leader 2022 and answered questions on his career in IP, relationship with clients and current IP developments. Nikos speaks of how curiosity led him to IP during his postgraduate studies in EU law and offered an alternative to a […]