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A bifurcated system exists in Greece. The Trademark Office and the administrative courts are exclusively competent for all matters related to the existence and cancellation of marks, including oppositions and invalidity actions.
28 January 2019
The introduction of mandatory mediation in Greece has faced criticism which eventually led to its suspension; a move that has left question marks over whether wider adoption of such a model is viable.
07 November 2018
In order to obtain protection, an unregistered sign must have distinctive character and must have been used in commerce. No specific statutory conditions outline the extent and type of use that will satisfy these criteria.
12 September 2018
In our latest round-up, we look at various insights from ECTA’s 37th annual conference, how domain registrations for sports betting are on the rise, the Financial Times prevails in trademark dispute, and much more.
15 June 2018
Counterfeiters often act through third parties that might not be aware that their services are used for illegal activities. Such third-party engagement renders the liability of intermediaries a cutting-edge matter in IP law worldwide.
24 May 2018
Seizures and detentions of counterfeit goods continued to be significant in Greece in 2017. Following on from the imposition of special consumption taxes on alcohol, tobacco and petrol a couple of years ago, there has been a significant increase in counterfeiting activity with regard to cigarettes and spirits.
24 May 2018
Industrial designs in Greece may be protected at the international, EU and national levels. Registered international designs with Greece as a designated state have the same effect as a valid national registration. Registered Community designs are automatically valid in Greece. Unregistered designs are also protected in Greece under EU law.
11 December 2017
Seizures and detentions of counterfeit goods continued to be significant in Greece in 2016. Following on from the imposition of special consumption taxes on alcohol, tobacco and petrol a couple of years ago, there has been a significant increase in counterfeiting activity with regard to cigarettes and spirits.
18 May 2017
Despite efforts to identify the optimal legal framework and most efficient strategies to combat counterfeiting, it remains a constant problem worldwide. Concerns are expressed at all levels – from governments to international organisations and individual stakeholders – and are centred on the need to establish a healthy and secure market for consumers, ensure the protection of legitimate trade and promote competition.
18 May 2017
Any individual or legal entity may file for the registration of trademarks, while clubs and associations may apply for the registration of collective trademarks. In case of more than one applicant, a common representative must be appointed.
29 March 2017
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