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Registering a Trademark in Greece: a quick overview

What We Offer

The registration of a trademark provides to a proprietor the right of exclusive use in any possible way, for instance in terms of products, packages and in any other written material. In this way the trademark as such enhances in the recognition of the country of origin of a product or of a certain service by the Consumer, who is always in the center of all these procedures.

 

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We are future-oriented by setting strategic long-term goals; planning ahead is not just a necessity but an inherent characteristic of our corporate identity.

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We strive for fairness by treating everyone with respect, not just courtesy.

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Our mind-set is global thus we enjoy working seamlessly across borders.

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We focus on delivering world-class legal services and advice, thus reaching for the highest standard possible means that excellence is the only threshold.

Our Services

The Service responsible for the proper application of law 4679/2020 which is the one to be invoked in the case of trademarks on a national level in order for products and services alike to be distinguished is the Directorate of Trademarks.

The proper operation of this Directorate is to be safeguarded thanks to the operation of the following departments:

  1. Department of Submission of Trademarks and of Institutional Adjustments
  2. Department of Investigation and Acceptance of Trademarks
  3. Department of Greek Trademark of Products and Services,

whose responsibilities in a nutshell read as follows:

  1. Department of Submission of Trademarks and of Institutional Adjustments:

 

  1. Applying the legal framework related to the procedure of the application
  2. Accepting and subsequently, investigating the trademark submitted, on a national, European and international level, preparing the relevant reports to be registered and filed into the necessary records
  3. Registration of any amendments regarding the trademark as such, providing relevant certificates, providing relevant copies of trademarks after any such relevant application of the sort
  4. Keeping an appropriate record
  5. Staying updated by way of endorsing international agreements related to industrial law, the way to proceed with the expansion of the protective legal framework etc

 

  1. Department of Investigation and Acceptance of Trademarks

 

  1. Applying the legal framework related to the procedure of acceptance
  2. Publishing the relevant decisions
  3. Ensuring the proper operation of Administrative Committees and their Secretariats
  4. Publishing the relevant decisions of the Administrative Committees after the filing of a possible appeal

 

  1. Department of Greek Trademark of Products and Services

There is a certain Committee in place which is involved in the preparation and presentation of relevant ideas to the Minister of Finance and Development in order for the latter to publish regulations and overview the necessary procedures in order for a Trademark to be coined as a Trademark Appointed to Greek Products and Services, according to the provisions of law Ν. 4072/2012 as already amended by law 4155/2013.

Key Contacts

Oikonomakis Christos

Papageorgiou Zoi

Mitrogianni Aikaterini

Zgurov Dobrin

Papadimitriou Margarita

For more information on Trademark Registrations

Please contact us on 800 11 500500 (Free Phone Number/Assignor Service – 24/7), or