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Trademarks
1.
Legal framework
1.1
What is the statutory or other source of trademark rights?
 
Greece
The primary sources of trademark rights are the Greek Trademark Law (4072/2012, as currently in force) and the EU Trademark Regulation (2017/2001).

The Greek trademark legal framework also includes:

  • Law 213/1975, ratifying the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;
  • Law 2505/1997, ratifying the Nice Agreement on the Classification of Goods and Services;
  • Law 2290/1995, ratifying the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; and
  • Law 2783/2000, ratifying the Madrid Protocol on the International Registration of Marks.
For more information about this answer please contact: Marina A. Perraki from Tsibanoulis & Partners
1.2
How do trademark rights arise (ie, through use or registration)?
 
Greece
In Greece, trademark rights are acquired through registration. In the case of establishment of a designation or identifier through use, protection may be granted under the Greek Unfair Competition Law (146/194). Therefore, use-based rights (unregistered trademarks) are also protected under the Unfair Competition Law.

For more information about this answer please contact: Marina A. Perraki from Tsibanoulis & Partners
1.3
What is the statutory or other source of the trademark registration scheme?
 
Greece
The Greek Trademark Law and the EU Trademark Regulation constitute the main sources.

For more information about this answer please contact: Marina A. Perraki from Tsibanoulis & Partners