Region: Greece

Why stronger IP provisions in EU free trade agreements are needed

The introduction of more effective provisions in free trade agreements promises to give a boost to EU economies, including that of Greece. This is especially pertinent in light of the number of employees working in IP-intensive sectors.

06 April 2022

World leaders hatch further plans for accessibility of covid-19 IP rights

WHO to establish voluntary patent pool, while Greek Prime Minister calls for EU to buy rights to vaccines and tests

09 April 2020

Litigation and eligibility: Greece

Featured in Patents in Europe: Helping business compete in the global economy 2019/2020

The first and quickest way of acting against an infringer is to request a temporary restraining order. This will be granted if the petitioner proves the existence of a prima facie serious infringement as a matter of exceptional urgency. Such request is filed concurrently with a petition for injunction and, if granted, is usually effective until the hearing of the injunction takes place.

11 April 2019

Litigation and eligibility: Greece

Featured in Patents in Europe 2018/19: Helping business compete in the global economy

Q: What options are open to a patent owner seeking to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction? The first and quickest way of acting against an infringer is to request a temporary restraining order. This will be granted if the petitioner proves…

02 October 2017

Greece

Q: What options are open to a patent owner seeking to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction?The first and quickest way of acting against an infringer is to request a temporary restraining order. This will be granted if the petitioner proves…

11 April 2016

Claiming damages for trademark infringement

In 2012 the new Trademark Law incorporated the EU Enforcement Directive into Greek law, significantly reforming the country’s trademark regime. The long-awaited implementation had been delayed, since the initial plan was to incorporate the relevant provisions into the existing legal framework.

01 October 2014

Swimming among counterfeits: anti-counterfeiting solutions in the Greek islands

Counterfeiting in the Greek islands increases noticeably in summer – partly in terms of volume and sales points, but primarily in terms of visibility. Brand owners, managers and their staff witness the problem for themselves when they are trying to relax on holiday, given the numerous shops selling counterfeit goods on the islands.

25 June 2014

Protecting IP rights and their owners: two contradictory sides of the same coin

Finos Film recently opted out of its collaboration with YouTube and Google when the relevant collecting societies claimed remuneration for the online broadcasting of Finos's films. The case highlighted a problem that has existed as long as the Internet: protecting IP works against piracy clashes with protecting the IP rights of the participants in such works.

22 January 2014

Injunctive relief for smartphone SEP holders: patent protection on hold?

Standards-essential patents (SEPs) protect a technology which is essential for the implementation of an industry standard developed by a standards-setting organisation. Recent European Commission proceedings against Samsung and Motorola and a forthcoming European Court of Justice decision on the availability of remedies to SEP holders put the spotlight on the issues raised by SEPs.

11 December 2013

ACFT examines the pillars of trademark law

A recent decision of the Administrative Committee for Trademarks on an opposition filed by a Greek tobacco company covered some controversial issues. The tobacco company filed the opposition, based on its well-known Greek trademarks for tobacco products, against a Greek trademark application for coffee products which included the same dominant distinctive element.

30 October 2013

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