Region: Greece

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

Trademark procedures and strategies: Greece

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

Unregistered signs can constitute relative grounds for refusal and are protected under Articles 13 to 15 of the Law on Unfair Competition.

17 March 2020

Litigation procedures and strategies: Greece

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2020

12 December 2019

Five counterfeit hotspots in Greece that brand owners should be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the latest edition of our series on markets around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of fake goods, we head to the historical landscapes of Greece.

09 December 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Greece

Featured in Designs: A Global Guide 2020

18 November 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Greece

Featured in Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide 2020/2021

The draft new trademarks law, transposing EU Directive 2436/2015 into Greek law, is expected to be enacted by the end of 2019. It is anticipated to have a positive impact on pharmaceutical trademarks.

30 September 2019

Compulsory mediation suspended in Greece, USPTO seeks AI expert, and The Clash trademark clash: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Traeger Grill filing a lawsuit against a rival grill maker, the European Commission reporting on seizures of fakes, how strong emotions are linked to brand perception, and much more.

24 September 2019

EUIPO trends and top filers: 2018/19

Featured in Prosecution

Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.

29 July 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Greece

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2019

Seizures and detentions of counterfeit goods took place in significant volume in Greece during 2018. Large seizures also took place involving goods in transit to neighbouring countries of the Balkan peninsula.

14 May 2019

Vice YouTube takedown sparks outrage, Banksy wins IP case, and Macedonia mark update: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Mongols biker gang keeping their logo trademark, how online uses of the words ‘fake’ and ‘replica’ are rising significantly, and much more.

01 March 2019

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