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Trademarks
6.
Rights of registered and unregistered marks
6.1
What, if any, protection is afforded to unregistered trademarks?
 
Greece
Under Greek law, unregistered trademarks may enjoy the same level of protection as registered trademarks, under the conditions set out in the Unfair Competition law.

For more information about this answer please contact: Marina A. Perraki from Tsibanoulis & Partners
6.2
What legal rights are conferred by a trademark registration?
 
Greece
Registration of a trademark does not confer additional legal rights on the owner, as compared to an unregistered trademark. However, it does afford benefits such as confirmation of the timing of the trademark’s creation. Furthermore, the scope of protection may be broader, depending on the list of goods or services set out in the trademark application. A trademark registration is not subject to the condition of actual use of the trademark for a period of up to five years from registration. On the other hand, as far as unregistered trademarks are concerned, the scope of protection is specifically limited to those goods or services for which the trademark is used.

For more information about this answer please contact: Marina A. Perraki from Tsibanoulis & Partners
6.3
If there is a separate register for descriptive marks, what legal rights are conferred by registration therein?
 
Greece
There is no separate register for descriptive marks.

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