Intellectual Property

Our practice assists clients in the protection and utilization of their brands, products and designs.  

We advise on the creation and registration of all types of intellectual and industrial property assets, including patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.

Intellectual Property Rights
We have experience in the ownership and licensing structures available to optimise the protection, enforceability, tax efficiency and exploitation of intellectual property assets. Our lawyers provide advice on compliance with the regulatory and legislative framework governing intellectual property on both an EU and National level.
Commercial Agreements & Compliance
We regularly act in relation to the sale, purchase and transfer of intellectual property asset portfolios and in corporate and finance transactions where brands and intellectual property affect the pricing and scope of the deal or form part of the security. We are often called upon to conduct due diligence reviews of intellectual property portfolios within the context of both commercial and corporate deals. We have experience in drafting and negotiating all types of contract in this sector, including licensing, distribution, franchising and sponsorship agreements.
Intellectual Property Disputes
We are ideally placed to assist in the assessment and management of the risks associated with potential breaches of intellectual property rights and the protection of brands, and we have extensive experience representing clients in litigation and ADR cases and before the National Registry.
Recent Experience
CNH Industrial Acquisition of Augmenta Group – IP Portfolio
Within the context of CHN Industrial’s acquisition of Augmenta Group, we reviewed the IP rights portfolio of the Greek subsidiary and advised on copyright issues on software created by employees or third parties.
Filming of Movie in Greece
We advised an American multinational entertainment and media company on copyright issues in the context of the filming of a movie in Greece.
Trademark Filing Strategy
We advise two non-profit organizations and companies active in various industries, such as telecoms and the automotive sector on their trademark filing strategy.
Copyright Levy
We advised a multinational digital storage devices company in relation to the imposition of copyright levy in Greece.
Copyright in Acquisition of Audio Software Development Company
We acted as Greek law counsel to a multinational technology company in connection with the acquisition of a Greek-founded audio applications software development company and we advised on copyright ownership and software licensing matters.
Copyright Issues on Start- Up Acquisition
We advised an open-source e-commerce company on their acquisition of a Greek software start-up and advised on intellectual property law issues including software rights.
Patent Infringement Dispute
We are advising a major life sciences manufacturer and their Greek distributor in a patent dispute.
Copyright Advice to Streaming Platform
We advised a global streaming platform and production company in relation to copyright issues including collective management, the impact of EU Directive 2019/270, filming industry guilds and unions.
Trademark Dispute in the Automobile Industry
We represent an automobile manufacturer and their Greek importer in relation to a trademark and intellectual property dispute with a former distribution network member.
Ongoing Trademark and Intellectual Property Advice
We advise a natural cosmetics company in relation to intellectual property matters and internal IP Guidelines as well as trademark filings, availability searches and the legal treatment of patents created by employees in the context of their employment arrangements.
E-Commerce and Copyright Issues in Podcast Platform
We advised the Greek subsidiary of a market leader in electric and electronic devices, on e-commerce and copyright issues as regards the potential launch of an online podcast platform in Greece.
NGO Trademark and Data Privacy Advice
We advised an NGO in relation to its trademark filing strategy, trademark infringement issues of its registered trademarks and established distinctive marks.
Advice on Authors' Rights and Use of Images
We advised a leading video games platform on Greek copyright law provisions regarding authors' rights and use of images as well as on the legal framework on cultural heritage and the creation of digital 3D models.
IP Rights of Reservations Management Software
We are advising a leading reservations management and online ticketing company which provides software products and services in the transport, tourism and travel industries on the preparation of software development, license and transfer agreements, as well as the filing of new trademarks and its trademark strategy.
Trademark Filing Strategy
We advise a Greek luxury goods company on their trademark filing strategy in Greece and abroad.
EU Patent Protection
We acted for F. Hoffman-La Roche AG, a Swiss multinational healthcare company, in relation to patent enforcement actions against a biosimilar company.