Intellectual property protection in Greece

Intellectual Property in Greece

1. Greece general info

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe.  Athens is the nation's capital and largest city; its urban area also includes Piraeus. Greece consists of thirteen regions subdivided into a total of 325 municipalities.  Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa and has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, and Bulgaria to the North and Turkey to the Northeast.

International Country Code:  GR

Time zone:     UTC + 2, UTC + 3                  

Currency:    Euro (EUR)

See brief information about Patent registration in Greece (non-PCT)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Greece

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Greece

See brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Greece

2. IP Legal Base in Greece

Law on Technology Transfer, Inventions and Technological Innovation
Law on Copyright, Related Rights and Cultural Matters
Law on Trademarks

3. International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Patent Law Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Patent Cooperation Treaty Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

4. Patent Office Contact Details

The Industrial Property Organization
5, Gianni Stavroulaki str. (former Pandanassis str.), 151 25
Paradissos Amaroussiou
Phone: +30 210 6183500
Fax: +30 210 6819231

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Greece are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by KIORTSIS & ASSOCIATES on 17/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Greek IP Laws

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