Drakopoulos Law Firm
Drakopoulos Law Firm has been providing IP consulting and legal services to businesses since 1992. The firm’s highly skilled lawyers provide a professional service and legal expertise, prioritising the interests of its domestic and international clientele. Offering legal services across 11 countries from four main offices in Athens, Bucharest, Tirana and Larnaca, Drakopoulos is strategically positioned to serve clients with a presence or interests in Southeast Europe.
Drakopoulos is a leading firm for IP law in Southeast Europe, protecting IP rights via fully fledged offices, with local specialised IP attorneys, sharing industry knowledge and expertise across its offices and legal disciplines. Having in-depth knowledge of a full range of IP matters in multiple industries, the firm has a proven and outstanding track record managing and resolving domestic and international IP cases, and is dedicated to protecting clients’ brand assets and ensuring that they achieve their goals efficiently, smoothly and quickly.
Drakopoulos views IP law as a tool for achieving clients’ goals – whether in offence or defence – working as a team with them and touching base on developments and strategy frequently and efficiently.
The firm’s lawyers do not decide for clients and then advise them of the plan, as traditional firms might do. Instead, they discuss and decide together, achieving a tailored consultation and recommendation approach.
Aside from offering the more traditional IP services – ranging from regular filings to prosecution and contentious work – what distinguishes Drakopoulos is the ability to offer creative solutions in accommodating clients’ specific needs and interests. When faced with short deadlines or bureaucratic or statutorily imposed obstacles, the firm’s lawyers ensure that the right case law or legislative provision is put to use expeditiously and efficiently, always geared to achieving client satisfaction.
Drakopoulos provides turnkey solutions to clients, always keeping in mind that what clients need is not lawyers who know the law and tell them what they cannot do, but rather lawyers who know the law, understand their vision and can assist them to reach their objectives in a secure, effective and sustainable way.
The firm offers a full range of IP services, either as a combined service with preferential rates or on a per-case, per-jurisdiction basis. Its main areas of practice include the following:
- Trademarks, copyright and designs – the firm offers in and out-of-court disputes and settlements in prosecution and infringement cases, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy, raids and seizures, and customs enforcement.
- Patents, utility models and supplementary protection certificates – the firm offers consulting, legal research, opinions, planning, strategy, drafting, witness preparation with an extensive network of renowned experts from various faculties and jurisdictions, infringement and nullity actions for all patent, utility model and supplementary protection certificate rights.
- Domain names, online issues, advertising and unfair competition – the firm offers alternative dispute resolution programme cancellation petitions for domain names, cybersquatting, prosecution of advertising and unfair competition.
The firm’s IP team responds efficiently to complex and high-profile domestic and international IP cases and disputes providing flexible commercial solutions when advising major national and international businesses, including multinational technology and software companies, brokerage houses, investment funds and listed companies.
Drakopoulos’ expertise on a wide spectrum of practice areas – including corporate and mergers and acquisitions, international trade, regulatory and compliance – arms its team with the skills to provide extremely specialised, value-added and prompt IP services with flexibility and personalised attention.
Drakopoulos Law Firm
332 Kifissias Avenue
Athens 152 33
Sample client list
- Premier League
- Reckitt Benckiser
- Swiss Watch Federation