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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

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

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11 Apr 2019

Litigation and eligibility: Greece

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. Read more

2 Oct 2017

Litigation and eligibility: 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… Read more

11 Apr 2016

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…

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1 Oct 2014

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.

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8 May 2013

Trademark exhaustion, unfair competition and consumer interests: a recent ruling

A recently published Athens Court of Appeal judgment provides an interesting example of the interplay between the areas of trademark, unfair competition and consumer protection law. Japanese watch manufacturing company Seiko initiated proceedings against a Greek company that imported Seiko watches into Greece without Seiko’s consent to the import of its products into the European Economic Area.

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28 Mar 2012

Athens court sees yellow in directory trademark dispute

In a recent judgment in preliminary injunction proceedings the First Instance Court of Athens ruled on a number of interesting IP protection issues, including colour protection. The applicant, the producer of the Greek Yellow Pages, had claimed that the defendant's business directory was confusingly similar to its own.

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Patents Law

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11 Dec 2013

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.

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