The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
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A “vastly experienced firm” whose professionals position themselves as an extension of in-house teams, Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners Law Firm is the first port of call for procedural and prosecution briefs. “Mutual cooperation, respect and trust” are hallmarks of its offering. Anchoring the practice, managing partner Eva Yazitzoglou is noted for her astute management of international portfolios in the regulated industries and her sage contributions to leading IP publications. As a council member of the European Communities Trademark Association, Miranda Theodoridou is similarly immersed in the latest legal trends and developments – knowledge which she puts to excellent use when representing top-flight brands before the higher administrative courts. The firm also has a superb anti-counterfeiting and enforcement function led by Fotini Kardiopoulis, an “incredibly responsive” lawyer whose advice is “practical, high level and given at a reasonable price point”. Colleague and WTR 1000 debutante Despina Katsouli is also lauded by peers for her professionalism, long-standing expertise and advocacy skills.
Since 2018, Eva Yazitzoglou, co-founder of Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners, Law Firm, has headed the firm as its managing partner.
Holding a law degree from the University of Athens, she is an attorney at law and a European patent attorney. With more than 45 years of recognised professional experience in all aspects of IP law, Ms Yazitzoglou focuses on trademark, patent and copyright law, with particular emphasis on consultation, management and maintenance of international trademark and patent portfolios. Throughout her extensive career, Ms Yazitzoglou has advised several major international clients in all industry sectors, including the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, fashion and food industries. Further, she has worked closely with patrons from almost all industry and commercial sectors and has successfully addressed various trademark and patent infringement cases involving individuals and companies in Greece, either by reaching out-of-court agreements and settlements or by proceeding to litigation.
Ms Yazitzoglou has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1974 and practises before the Supreme Court and the Council of State.
She has been a council member of the European Patent Institute for several years and an active member of many other reputable professional bodies, such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and INTA.
Further, Ms Yazitzoglou has been ranked as a recommended individual in WTR 1000 2021 IP rankings and a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 for Europe, the Middle East and Africa – IP 2021 and 2020 rankings, while she has been named as a ‘notable practitioner’/’unranked practitioner’ in the IP Stars 2021 and 2020 IP rankings.
Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners (HP&P), with a history that spans over a century, is widely recognised as a premier IP law firm. HP&P enjoys an international reputation for high-quality expert services by providing sophisticated legal and business solutions over the full IP lifecycle, from advising on and prosecuting IP portfolios, assessing, managing and maximising the value of intellectual property in commercial and licensing transactions through out-of-court negotiations and settlements, IP litigation and enforcement strategies.
The firm aptly combines its international orientation with a thorough knowledge of the Greek legal and business environment. What sets HP&P apart is its extensive experience and expertise in the entire spectrum of IP services and its commitment to problem solving and achieving results. HP&P was the first law firm of its kind to implement a quality control system (ISO 9001/2015).
The firm is headed by managing partner Eva Yazitzoglou assisted by partners Miranda Theodoridou, Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis.
HP&P is home to 12 fully qualified lawyers with considerable experience in all IP matters gained over many years of practice. Two ΗP&P attorneys are European patent attorneys, one is trained and certified by the EUIPO, while all the attorneys of the firm are members of the Athens Bar Association. Most of them are admitted to practise before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. With the efficient assistance of 21 experienced paralegals and supporting staff, HP&P provides legal and administrative services of excellent quality and closely collaborates with 40 technical counsellors whose expertise covers all technical fields. The firm serves its foreign clients in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
HP&P is registered with the Athens Bar Association and is a member of the Greek Association of Law Firms.
Moreover, the firm has always been active in promoting IP matters in Greece and internationally. HP&P attorneys are active members of various international associations, such as epi, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, ECTA, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, INTA, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, MARQUES and the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties.
HP&P attorneys are regular contributors to important and internationally recognised IP resources such as the World Trademark Review, IAM, Wolters Kluwer Manual IP, Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property and several INTA and ECTA resources.
HP&P is consistently ranked among the top IP law firms in Greece by international legal directories and associations. Indicatively, the most recent recognitions include:
- Corporate INTL – Global Awards Winner – IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Greece, 2016 to 2021;
- Corporate INTL – Global Awards Winner – IP Law Firm of the Year in Greece, 2021;
- Corporate USA Today – Law Awards – 2021: Law Firm of the Year – Patent and Intellectual Property – Greece;
- GLOBAL LAW EXPERTS ANNUAL AWARD WINNER – IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Greece, 2020 to 2021;
- IAM Patent 1000 – Recommended Firm (Gold), 2016 to 2021;
- IP STARS – EMEA – Greece – Intellectual Property – Highly Recommended, 2016 to 2021;
- Leaders in Law – Recommended Firm, 2021;
- Legal 500 EMEA – Top-tier rankings in intellectual property, 2016 to 2021;
- The Trademark Lawyer Magazine – Greece - Most Well-Respected Law Firm 2021;
- The Patent Lawyer Magazine – Greece - Most Well-Respected Law Firm 2021; and
- WTR 1000 – Recommended Firm (Gold), 2016 to 2021.
Despite its top ranking, HP&P is continuously striving to further improve the quality and reliability of its services and enhance its strongly actively inclusive working ethos that encourages collaboration as the main driving force behind effective leadership and successful results. Our vision is to keep on incorporating new practice areas and opportunities so that we can continue to adapt to the growing and ever-changing needs of our clients and the legal industry.
HP&P always place its clients’ needs first. Our attorneys use their experience, perception, skill and know-how to help clients navigate complicated legal and business issues and meet all challenges arising during periods of extreme stress such as the COVID-19 pandemic.