Region: Greece

Greece: sea ports remain a key route for counterfeits

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Greece is one of five EU member states that accounts for more than 90% of the total detentions of suspected counterfeit goods in the EU internal market. It appears in the top ranks for detentions by number of items and the estimated value of items detained.

15 April 2022

Triple blow for pharmaceutical company Kowa in dispute with generic drug manufacturer Krka

Kowa Company Ltd, the owner of the mark PITAVA in Class 5, suffered a series of defeats before the Hellenic Trademarks Committee and the Athens Civil Court of First Instance.

01 February 2022

Greece

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2022

Trademark law, rules and regulations Trademarks in Greece are regulated by Law 4679/2020, which implements the EU Trademark Directive 2015/2436 and the EU Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Directive (2004/48).

20 December 2021

Greece

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

Greece’s long-anticipated new trademark law was enacted on 20 March 2020. Law 4679/2020 has finally transposed EU Directive 2015/2436 into Greek law and brings the treatment of national trademarks in line with EU trademarks (as regulated by EU Regulation 2017/1001).

29 July 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Greece

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

Greece is one of five member states of the European Union accounting for more than 90% of the total detentions of suspected counterfeit goods in the EU internal market and appears in both the top rankings of detentions by number of items and estimated value of items detained.

11 May 2021

Greece

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2021

Trademarks in Greece are regulated by Law 4679/2020, which implements the EU Trademark Directive 2015/2436 and the EU Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Directive (2004/48).

08 January 2021

Amendments to Greek Trademark Law that brand owners should be aware of

The new Greek Trademark Law has come into force, bringing welcome news for brand owners as it aims to harmonise Greek trademark regulations with those of the accompanying EU directive.

12 November 2020

Enforcement data reveals destination shift for counterfeits originating in China

The true scope of the illicit trade of fake goods is hard to define, but analysis by Rouse indicates that Southeast Asia is a fast-rising hotspot.

07 August 2020

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Greece

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

A significant volume of seizures and detentions of counterfeit goods have taken place in Greece in recent years.

23 April 2020

Questions remain over likely impact of Greece’s new trademark law

A new trademark law has been introduced in Greece, with local trademark professionals expressing concern over the implementation of some of the law’s provisions, specifically on hybrid jurisdictions and renewal periods.

30 March 2020

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