IP consultant - Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC
Nicholas Prentoulis is painstakingly business minded and has extensive experience in handling both contentious and noncontentious matters under the instruction of well-known international brand owners. Mr Prentoulis is an IP consultant with Ballas Pelecanos & Associates LPC in Athens, coordinating the firm’s trademark and patent prosecution department. His litigation practice focuses on trademarks, designs and unfair competition matters.
He is a lawyer before the Greek Supreme Court and holds an LLM in EU law from the University of Essex. He has served as legal counsel to the general secretary of commerce of the Hellenic Ministry of Development on trademark matters, and as legal counsel to the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Mr Prentoulis writes and lectures extensively on trademark law matters. His recent publications include “Issues of Bad Faith in a Puzzling Dispute Decided by the Greek Council of State”, World Intellectual Property Report, July 2010; “Kraft Wins Game, Set (and Match?) in the Milka v Milko Trademark Battle with Greek DELTA”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice Volume 4, No 10, October 2009; “Intel(ligent) or not? Thoughts in the Aftermath of the European Court of Justice’s Judgment in Intel v CPM (C- 252/07)”, European Current Law, May 2009; and “The Omega Ruling: Trademark Coexistence Agreements in the Tension between ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ Trademark Law”, European Intellectual Property Review Volume 30, May 2008.
Mr Prentoulis is an active member of MARQUES – the European Brand Owners Association.