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Yearbook 2019/2020 A global guide for practitioners - Greece

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The most important pieces of legislation governing trademarks in Greece are:

  • the Trademark Law (4072/2012, Part 3), as amended by Law 4155/2013;
  • the Unfair Competition Law (146/1914), as amended by Law 3784/2009;
  • relevant EU legislation (eg, the EU Trademark Regulation (2017/1001) governing substantive aspects of EU trademarks and secondary legislation such as the EU Delegated Regulation (2018/625) and the EU Implementing Regulation (2018/626) governing some procedural aspects);
  • Chapter C of Law 2943/2001, which establishes the Greek Community trademark courts;
  • Law 213/1975 ratifying the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;
  • Law 2505/1997 ratifying the N ice 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.

This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2019/2020, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to’

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