Answer ... 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.
Answer ... 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.
Answer ... The Greek Trademark Law and the EU Trademark Regulation constitute the main sources.