Trademarks in Greece

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Very helpful and friendly service. Would recommend them to anyone needing assistance.
12 Jul 2024
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Service Details


Available in the following locations: Thessaloniki

* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.

Who Is This Service For?

  • This service is designed for entrepreneurs, startups, established businesses, and multinational companies looking to secure and protect their trademarks in Greece. 
  • It is ideal for entities in sectors such as tourism, food and beverages, technology, and retail, who need to safeguard their brand names, logos, and distinctive signs.
Who Is This Service For?

Legal Requirements

  • To register a trademark in Greece, clients must provide a clear representation of the mark, list the goods and services associated with the mark, and ensure that the trademark is distinctive and not misleading or conflicting with existing trademarks. 
  • The process adheres to the regulations set by the Greek Industrial Property Organization (OBI).
Legal Requirements

Process: Step by Step

  1. Preliminary Search: Conduct a thorough search to ensure the trademark is unique and does not infringe on existing trademarks.
  2. Filing the Application: Prepare and submit the application with all necessary documentation to the Greek Industrial Property Organization.
  3. Monitoring and Responding: Handle any objections or oppositions during the review process and keep the client informed at every step.
  4. Registration Completion: Assist in the final registration process and advise on the use and enforcement of the trademark.
Process: Step by Step


  • Expertise in Greek Trademark Law: Our team has extensive experience navigating the complexities of the Greek trademark system.
  • Comprehensive Search and Application Process: We ensure that your trademark application is thorough and free from errors that could lead to rejection.
  • Protection Strategy: Our proactive approach helps in securing your trademark effectively, preventing potential infringements.
  • Multilingual Support: Our lawyers guarantee excellent communication thanks to their fluency in English.

Key Elements of this Service

  • Detailed trademark searches to prevent conflicts.
  • Expert filing of trademark applications in Greece.
  • Continuous monitoring and straightforward communication during the application process.
Key Elements of this Service

Useful Information

In Greece, it should be borne in mind that the trademark registration and protection process is governed by a specific set of laws and regulations that align with both national legal standards and European Union directives, specifically:

  • Greek Law 4679/2020: This is the primary legislation that harmonizes Greek law with the EU Trademark Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/2436). It provides comprehensive coverage of the trademark registration process, the rights conferred by a trademark, and the mechanisms for enforcing those rights.
  • EU Trademark Regulation (EUTMR): Greece, as a member of the European Union, also adheres to the EU Trademark Regulation, which allows for the registration of EU-wide trademarks through the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). This offers protection across all EU member states, including Greece.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Madrid Protocol: Greece is a signatory to the Madrid Protocol, which facilitates the international registration of trademarks. This allows a trademark filed in one member country to be extended to other signatory countries, simplifying the process for international businesses.
  • Greek Industrial Property Code (Presidential Decree 259/1997): This code covers various aspects of intellectual property law in Greece, including specific provisions related to trademarks, such as the requirements for registration, the rights of trademark owners, and the legal implications of trademark infringement.
Useful Information

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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