• International Country Code:

    GR
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +02:00
  • Currency:

    Euro (EUR)

Trademark registration in Greece

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Greece as well as other trademark fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Greece.

  • Minimum filing requirements

To obtain a date of filing the trademark application in Greece must contain at least the following:
- representation of the trademark;
- list of goods and services;
- applicant's details;
- A Power of Attorney.

  • Requirements for the Power of Attorney

The POA may be simply signed or stamped. The form may be provided simultaneously with filing a trademark application in Greece.

  • Priority document

The priority document must be translated into Greek and filed to the Greece Patent Office within three months from the date of filing a trademark application.

  • Validity term

The trademark in Greece is valid for ten years from the date of filing.

  • Opposition period

Opposition against a trademark application in Greece may be filed within three months from the date of the application upload at the website of the General Secretariat of Commerce.

  • Grant and renewal

No official grant fee must be paid. The trademark protection can be extended every ten years by a proprietor’s application and a payment of the renewal fee in due time. The renewal fee is paid during the last year of protection. It can also be paid within a further period of six months after the end of the decade, provided that it is increased by half.

  • Use requirement

The validity of a trademark in Greece may be cancelled if the owner of a trademark has not been using the said trademark within five consecutive years following its registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreigners must perform the trademark prosecution in Greece through a registered Greek trademark attorney.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Greece

As a trademark in Greece the following all distinctive signs may be registered: words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, a combination of colours, 3D form of a good or its packaging and any combination of mentioned signs.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: EU Trademarks, International Trademarks, TM View.
2. The Trademark protection in Greece may also be obtained via European Union Trademark.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by KIORTSIS & ASSOCIATES on 07.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Greek IP Laws

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