Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

Koutalidis Law Firm provides a range of IP services, especially on the litigation/infringement front. Gregory Logothetis handles areas including copyright infringement and commercial transactions involving IP assets.

Intellectual property in Greece

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm

With some 65 years of experience in IP, A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm ‘stands out from the crowd’ for the breadth of its expertise. The firm handles work in diverse industry sectors, such as film, gaming, software and consumer products. The team represents well-known international and domestic clients in respect of the protection of brands, copyright infringement and broader industrial rights – often in high-profile cases. Kriton Metaxopoulos has a reputation for representing clients from film and music through to the pharma industry, in complex multinational litigation cases. Irini Daroussou  who co-heads the group with Metaxopoulo, also has broad expertise; copyright infringement, antipiracy and IP litigation. Marilena Nikolaraki  specialises in brand registration and enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Irini Daroussou; Kriton Metaxopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Marilena Nikolaraki; Elena Nikolarea


‘A&K Metaxopoulos is one firm that stands out from the crowd. They are a small team, but they punch above their weight.’

‘Kriton Metaxopoulos – the captain of the ship, with a steady hand on the helm.’

‘The team has a wide expertise in the field of IP. We worked shoulder-to-shoulder from the beginning of our projects, and they guided us through all the necessary steps to protect our IP in an efficient way.’

‘Kriton Mataxopoulos firm is renowned for its expertise. All partners and staff are absolutely focused and willing to offer assistance on these matters. They reply swiftly, sometimes the next minute and their advice is to the point.’

‘I work with Mr. Metaxopoulos and Mrs Daroussou. They are always available or if not, they always reply when I will get their opinion and recommendation. My business is also with the USA and the language skills are phenomenal. My partner in the USA is also using mr. Metaxopoulos’ advice on other parts of Europe. he is thrilled.’

Key clients

Bayern München AG

British American Tobacco

Christou Heirs

Dassault Systemes S.E.

Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corporation

Digital Press Hellas S.A.

Fremantlemedia Limited


ILS Pharma LP

Microsun Energy Systems

Music Content Providers

Musou Music Group

Navarr Inc. (RadioSparx/AudioSparx)

Panini Group of Companies

Play Music

Psichogios Publications

Relkon Hellas SA

Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre GmbH

Victory Media S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advises and represents a renowned international news agency in a case of copyright infringement, taking place in the Greek TV market by one of the largest Greek TV stations.
  • Represented a renowned UK multinational TV/Film production company in a court dispute in Greece in relation to an extremely famous talent show which is broadcasted by one of the major Greek TV channels.
  • Represented Panini SpA and Bayern München AG in the protection of their IP rights in Greece and managed to have the infringing products confiscated and the infringer convicted by the First Instance Criminal Court.

Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm

Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm advises both leading companies and start-ups and is known for its anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement strategies on behalf of companies such as Microsoft. The firm is also handles litigation,  contracts and negotiations. Managing partner Arhondoula Papapanagiotou has 30 years of experience, with expertise in areas such as copyright, trade marks and patents in addition to media law. Furthermore, Aggeliki Christodoulaki handles IP cases for a rang of clients, especially in the publishing and broadcasting industries as well as negotiating projects with Collecting Societies.

Practice head(s):

Arhondoula Papapanagiotou

Other key lawyers:

Aggeliki Christodoulaki; Agis Petalas; Lida Spiridonos


‘A combination of deep knowledge of the legislation around intellectual property and the ability to communicate and collaborate to specifically identify and manage the issues encountered by their clients.’

‘A wonderful pairing of professional knowledge and personal interest in their clients’ personified needs and requests, that is especially relevant to people in the publishing business.’

‘Besides the outstanding quality of legal consultation offered by the practice, each member of the team that we have closely worked with has displayed deep interest and effectiveness in offering advice and dealing with legal concerns.’

‘The firm possesses a strong sense of both legal and commercial experience and knowledge. The firm appears strong and formidable, with a calm, wise and strategic approach garnering respect from their opponents and the Greek market.’

‘I believe that they stand out in all aspects both as regards the team members as well as the innovation in their practice.’

‘You feel that you have a trustworthy legal partner by your side that is there for you 24/7.’

‘Arhondoula Papapanagiotou is an excellent professional, extremely well-versed in the IP sector, very experienced IP litigator. Aggeliki Christodoulaki is a hard-working lawyer of the team, very responsive, with very good knowledge and understanding of issues at hand.’

‘The team consists of experienced legal experts who know how to work together and complement one another if a case needs certain knowledge of different sectors.’

Key clients

Business Software Alliance (BSA)

Microsoft Corporation

Pollfish Inc

Numerous start-up companies

IT Compliance Association (ITCA)


Tanweer Group

Black Orange S.A.

Prosenghisi Film & Video SA

Karagiannis – Karatzopoulos S.A., Papandreou S.A.

Sierra recordings S.A.

Alter Ego Mass Media S.A.

Barking Well Media S.A.

Dolichos NPO


Museum of Cycladic Art

Takis Foundation

Eleftheria Deko

Athens Heridanos Agency

Elpedison Energy S.A

Better Collective


Work highlights

  • Conducted successfully long-term negotiations with CMO Dionysos (representing Greek actors) on behalf of two of the largest worldwide audiovisual production companies, one of which was Warner, in respect of the licensing of the related rights of dubbing actors (members of the above mentioned CMO). This resulted in the re-opening of the dubbing market in Greece.
  • Handling since 2000 software legal issues in Greece, such as litigation on behalf of BSA and the enactment of BSA’s enforcement program in Greece in collaboration with the competent Greek authorities (SDOE, competent ministries etc.).
  • Represents Richemont’s Group companies “Van Cleef & Arpels” and “Cartier” regarding the surveying, monitoring and safeguarding of its IPRs through extrajudicial as well as judicial actions. Assigned with the protection of IPRs as regards emblematic collections (such as Cartier’s LOVE & Juste UnClou) as well as the strategic planning of the Maison`s enforcement strategy in the Greek Market.


Drakopoulos manages and resolves domestic and international IP cases, including trade mark registrations, consumer protection, patent licensing and IP litigation together with advertising and marketing disputes. Its clients span national and international businesses, including multinational technology and software companies, brokerage houses and investment funds. Team head, Michalis Kosmopoulos is known for his deep experience in anti-counterfeiting in addition to the protection and enforcement of IP assets while Panagiotis Drakopoulos has over 20 years of experience in advisory and contentious work and often handles large-scale cross-border deals involving IP rights.



Practice head(s):

Michalis Kosmopoulos; Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Sophia Ampoulidou


‘The team is very responsive and open to discussing the strategy in a country.’

‘I find the individuals very trustworthy and very efficient in their communications.’

Key clients


Louis Vuitton Malletier


PVH Group (TOMMY HILFIGER and Calvin Klein)

Amazon Technologies



Panda Restaurants

Alila Hotels

Four Seasons

Ella Hotels


Springer Verlag GmbH


Work highlights

  • Advised PVH Group (both TOMMY HILFIGER & CALVIN KLEIN) in three cases against notorious wholesalers in the island of Rhodes.
  • Represents ALILA HOTELS, member of HYATT GROUP, in an opposition filed against the Greek trademark application for ALILA MITSIS.
  • Regularly advising AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES on the use of AMAZON PRIME production titles in Greece (including their translation into Greek).

Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners

Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners advises on the gamut of IP matters, including portfolio protection, commercial and licensing transactions and litigation/enforcement strategies. It also has a specialist expertise in plant varieties protection. Notable names include a founding partner Eva Yazitzoglou, who is well versed in the protection of copyrights, trade mark and patent portfolios (she is also a European patent attorney). Miranda Theodoridou specialises in IP litigation whilst also being a source of huge experience on the advisory front and Maria Athanassiadou heads the patents and industrial designs group and advises on the prosecution and protection of patents and utility models as well as transactional matters. Fotini Kardiopoulis‘ strengths lie in her anti-counterfeiting expertise; protection of plant breeders’ rights and alternative dispute resolutions. The team attracts many of the most prestigious, international and domestic corporates who report that the team’s work is ‘outstanding and cost effective‘.

Practice head(s):

Eva Yazitzoglou; Miranda Theodoridou; Maria Athanassiadou; Fotini Kardiopoulis


‘Very knowledgeable about the national patent Examiners and Patent Office practice, especially for specialised aspects of extending the patent protection term for pharmaceuticals.’

‘Dr Maria Athenasiadou is particularly knowledgeable and helpful in addressing questions and issues that arise in obtaining patent term extensions (“SPCs”) for pharmaceutical products.’

‘Great team, swift responses, high quality of knowledge concerning all IP matters, they pay attention to mutual cooperation, long term cooperation.’

‘Experienced and efficient law firm. Always responsive and cooperative.’

‘They have never disappointed and their work is outstanding and cost effective.’

‘A great and very competent team.’

‘Fast responsiveness, very accurate services.’

‘One of the oldest IP firms in Greece, with huge experience in IP. Dr Helen Papaconstantinou has built a great team of IP specialists, one of the best in Greece and EU.’

Work highlights

Prentoulis Gerakini

Prentoulis Gerakini‘s team has expertise in IP litigation, patent nullity actions and regulatory matters. It handles cases ranging from patent litigation to anti-counterfeiting matters. The practice is led by Nikos Prentoulis, who has expertise in trade marks, patents and designs.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Prentoulis

Work highlights

BallasPelecanos Law

BallasPelecanos Law is a full-service law firm, with vast expertise in patent, trade mark, designs and copyright infringement litigation including anti-counterfeiting cases. Its work also encompasses portfolio management, advising clients in markets such as technology and fashion. The team is led by George Ballas, who possesses considerable experience in complex patents cases in the pharma and life sciences industries. His expertise extends to anti-counterfeiting cases.

Practice head(s):

George Ballas

Other key lawyers:

George Moukas; Vicky Xourafas


‘Full professionalism, excellent knowledge of their subjects, continuous availability, fair pricing, team spirit, technological sustainability.’

‘Unique specialization and hardworking spirit.’

‘State-of-the art legal services.’

‘Good in the division of labor, high efficiency in work.’

‘Very focused advice for various IP issues in Greece, able to provide good, dependable advice often at short notice.’

‘George Ballas is very experienced and provides appropriate advice.’

‘The team at Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates are professional, courteous and helpful’.’

‘Andromache Grammatopoulos and Alexandrea Pangalos are efficient and particularly knowledgeable in the field.’

Key clients

Visa International

Beiersdorf AG


Laboratoires La Prairie SA

Lafarge / Heracles Cement Company SA

Mercedes Benz Hellas S.A.

Dyson Technology Limited (UK)

Landis+Gyr A.G.

Vamvalis Foods SA

Teva Europe Pharmaceuticals

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals



Pharmathen SA

Eli Lilly & Co

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH


Work highlights

  • Managing Visa International’s trademark portfolio prosecutions in Greece.
  • Representing Teva Europe and Pharmathen SA in several patent infringement proceedings.
  • Managing Beiersdorf AG’s Greek trademark portfolio, including assisting the client with several high-profile trademark oppositions.

Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices

Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices is an experienced team that handles all aspects of IP protection, with competencies in both litigation and advisory matters. Its client list includes Puma SE and Gap SA, as well as numerous pharmaceutical companies. Christina Kiortsis leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Christina Kiortsis


‘Fast and efficient approach, reasonable pricing.’

‘Accuracy, efficiency, knowledgeable.’

‘The team is characterised by its experience, consistency, immediate response to our requirements and excellent legal knowledge in all Greek and EU trademark matters. We would highly recommend the firm.’

‘Speedy and effective services.’

‘The excellent services that the firm provides have earned recognition and trust by both domestic and international clients for their legal and business issues.’

‘It is worth noting that the firm has represented major companies and has proven to be the best in handling both contentious and non-contentious IP matters in various jurisdictions.’

‘The professional team is true to its value of providing the best in matters related to IP in the jurisdiction of Greece. Their attention to detail and promptness in attending to every client’s need is nothing but excellence!’

‘Christina Kiortsis has a deep knowledge of Intellectual Property Law; she provides immediate and effective services and I have always felt extensive professionalism and dedication to her work.’

Key clients

Ipsen Biopharm Limited

Ipsen Bioinnovation Limited

Ipsen Pharma SAS

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

ETME: Peppas & Associates E.E.

Indena SpA

Franz Schneider GmbH & Co. KG

Candia Strom AVEE

Gap SA

Intertrade Hellas ABEE

Pierre Fabre SA

Puma SE

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Yannidis Brothers SA

Scotsman Ice S.r.L.

Veltek Associates Inc.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Amgen Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company

Orion Corporation

Iseo Serrature SpA

Whisbi Technologies S.L.

Citrix Systems Inc.

Papathanasiou Antonis

Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.

AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG

Burlington Education Limited

Adamandios Yantzidis

Nabla Wind Power, S.L.

UCB Biopharma SRL

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


OOO “Paritet-Tsentr”


KDG Hair Boutique E.P.E.

Beiben Trucks Group Co. Ltd.

Alconsoft Α.Ε. for 17 years approximately

Demus Spa

Bodegas Vega Sicilia

KCC Corporation

Reviral Limited

EMD Acquisition LLC




Amka Health & Beauty Products Intl. Ltd

ALX Oncology Inc.

W.C.C.C. Srl

Rossmax International Ltd

Medivation Prostate Therapeutics LLC

Verona Pharma PLC

Principia Biopharma Inc.

Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.


Potis GmbH & Co. KG

Natco Pharma Ltd

NattoPharma ASA

F2G Limited

Swiss Fire Protection Research & Development AG

Eltorque AS

Pfizer Inc.

Athenex Inc.

Adey Holdings (2008) Limited


Boreal Technology & Investment S.L.

ETH Zurich

EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostica AG

Charite-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin

Work highlights

KLC Law Firm

KLC Law Firm advises on the gamut of IP matters from the prosecution and protection of trade marks, the protection of patents and copyright through to related license negotiations and related unfair competition. It also assists clients with strategic advice on building global brand portfolios. Theodore Loukopoulos, who has extensive experience in advising pharmaceutical companies and in IP litigations, leads the team. Katerina Koutifari  is also a key advisor.

Practice head(s):

Theodore Loukopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Aristides Chiotellis; Katerina Koutifari; Theoni Fotopoulou


‘The team is reliable, friendly and always available. The team is aware of their capacity and capabilities and propose the optimal solution for each case.’

‘Enthusiastic and passionate about their job. They “own” the project.’

‘KLC is an excellent team of lawyers of all levels and litigators with a wide range of litigation experience. The team works well together very closely with clients, always available to discuss deeply the cases and the matters under question and brings outstanding results.’

‘Thodoris Loukopoulos is an exceptional litigator, who has a deep knowledge of the sector, and his skills are always to the benefit of the clients.’

‘Theoni Fotopoulou is a very dynamic litigator who has great enthusiasm and courage in the courtroom.’

‘KLC has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of both the IP and business aspects of the cases and has provided holistic and efficient support. KLC is a results-oriented counsel with strong IP capabilities, delivering sound advice and excellent execution.’

‘Good team working successfully together. Efficient individuals with expertise that work very good together and with us as a client for the best possible result.’

‘Always available upon request. Always prepared for a meeting. Expertise and deep knowledge. Honesty in the available options. Realistic approaches.’

Key clients



Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH

Medical Pharmaquality SA


Tsabassis SA

Giannis Kouroudis

Prota to Paidi


Ermionida SA

Hasbro Inc


In Love [Georga Tsakla – Cool Lab]


Adidas Hellas SA

Work highlights

  • Provides legal and strategic advice on building a global trademark portfolio aiming to increase brand strength and minimize relevant costs.
  • Represents VERISFIELD on a dispute related to patent invalidity. KLC also advices VERISFIELD on various legal matters including license and supply agreements.
  • Represented NOVA LUCE AS on a dispute related to design infringement before civil courts.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm represents international and domestic clients with regard to the protection and enforcement of trade marks, designs, copyrights and patents as well as domain name cases and database rights. The team’s experience extends to all industries, including health and life sciences, entertainment and the food industry. The diverse practice is led by Irene Kyriakides, who is experienced in the area of IP regulation, especially regarding trade marks. Vicky Kriketou  specialises in pharmaceutical patent litigation and Maria Spanou has extensive experience, in Greece and abroad, in all IP and advertising areas.

Practice head(s):

Irene Kyriakides

Other key lawyers:

Vicky Kriketou; Maria Spanou


‘KG Law Firm is a top-notch partner, with document tracking systems, enabling the team to have an overview of the client’s history.’

‘Maria Spanou knows in-depth the IP legislation at the regional and international level and can provide out-of-the-box thinking, on ways to protect IP and shape new partnerships.’

‘I can confidently recommend their team as a quality provider of legal services in regard to intellectual property matters. They are very professional and responsive and they treat their client with respect.’

‘With respect to IP matters we have worked mainly with Maria Spanou, whom I consider an outstanding legal professional in the fields of IP, IT law, etc. Apart from her deep knowledge and expertise in the relevant field, she is extremely professional and approachable.’

‘They have always very good knowledge on the subject at hand, their research is quick accurate, and they provide a detailed legal opinion that really help in making business decisions.’

‘I worked closed with Maria Spanou on an IP matters, she stands out through her legal knowledge and the legal research that she does to cover the matter at hand from all perspectives.’

‘The advice provided is always explained in detail, so we know what risks exist and that we are taking the best decision. I would highly recommend the team to other businesses.’

‘No matter how many doubts or questions I pose, they are always there to clarify with patience and insight. A truly exceptional team.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Nasdaq listed Artemis Strategic Investment Corporation in USD 1 bn. value merger with Novibet.

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm

Nikolinakos & Partners Law Firm, a firm with a ‘stellar reputation’, has unique expertise in TMT and digital business. The team represents clients such as Twitter, Inc. and Vodafone in regard to various IP issues. Practice Head Nikos Nikolinakos primarily advises clients on the interface between intellectual property rights protection and competition law, also handling complex cases in relation to the digital business sectors. The team is bolstered by Dina Kouvelou, who has expertise in new technologies, alongside Alexis Spyropoulos, who handles IP, telecoms regulatory, data protection and competition law issues.

Practice head(s):

Nikos Nikolinakos

Other key lawyers:

Dina Kouvelou; Alexis Spyropoulos


‘This is a formidable and extremely effective IP practice, focusing on technology-related cases. Their practical approach to the problems, the speed in their analysis and responses make this IP practice unique.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is extremely recommended for handling technology contracts, transactions and IT/IP disputes. He is also recommended for advice relating to IP and emerging digital technologies.’

‘Dina Kouvelou is highly experienced and very responsive. She is a key name to note for advice relating to IP and emerging technologies.’

‘Outstanding ability, client awareness and total commitment to the cases it handles. This IP Practice is exceptional, solution-oriented and extremely experienced.’

‘This intellectual property practice deserves its stellar reputation. We value their commercial approach, their in-depth knowledge of complex matters and their ability to retain sight of the big picture.’

‘Nikos Nikolinakos is an excellent IP lawyer. His advice is consistently superb. He always comes up with innovative solutions and accurate recommendations.’

‘The IP practice of Nikolinakos & Partners law firm is outstanding. It is extremely effective, experienced, detail-oriented and provides excellent strategic advice.’

‘They are genuine specialists in telecoms, data protection/IT security, and new technologies.’

Key clients

Vodafone S.A.

Vodafone Innovus S.A.

WarnerMedia, LLC

Robert Bosch GmbH

SpaceX / Starlink Holdings

Facebook S.A.

Twitter, Inc.

Netflix International B.V.

Estee Lauder Hellas S.A.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited (“SIEE”)

Chipita Group

WPP 2005 Limited

Innovis Pharma S.A.

Spotify AB

Profile Software S.A.

Lamda Hellix S.A.

Creative Pharma Services S.A.

Volkswagen Bank S.A.

Google LLC


Angsana Corfu Hotel



Inmarsat Global Limited

Argon Medical Devices

Latitude, Inc.

Amber AI Limited



Euronet Merchant Services Payment Institution (EMS)

Richemont International S.A.

Automation Hero, Inc.

UniversalWeatherandAviation, Inc

Work highlights

Law Offices Patrinos & Kilimiris

Law Offices Patrinos & Kilimiris, a ‘hugely experienced’ law firm, is well versed in IP matters, representing clients before Greek administrative authorities, courts, the EUIPO and the Court of Justice of the European Union. It has a particular focus on patent matters, handling litigation cases involving pharmaceutical infringements and invalidity actions. The firm is also strong in trade marks issues and handles cases of parallel imports of automobiles. The practice is led by Constantinos Kilimiris, Maria Kilimiris, Electra Kilimiris and Manolis Metaxakis.

Practice head(s):

Constantinos Kilimiris; Maria Kilimiri; Electra Kilimiri; Manolis Metaxakis


‘Patrinos and Kilimiris is a truly unique IP firm. It is a hugely experienced firm in all areas of IP law. It is prompt and efficient, and completely trustworthy.’

‘Konstantinos Kilimiris truly stands out in patent law, whereas Electra Kilimiris stands out in Trade Mark Law.’

‘The team at Patrinos & Kilimiris is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of IP, with superb responsiveness and work quality.’

‘Electra Kilimiris is an excellent practitioner who is extremely capable and knowledgeable of local rules and practice and would certainly recommend her as a first option to anyone requiring advice on IP matters in Greece.’

‘Constantinos Kilimiris leads a stellar IP team that’s head & shoulders above the nearest competition. True experts in the ways of patent litigation in Greece.’

‘Constantinos Kilimiris is a veteran patent litigator in Greece – always with clear advice and a dogged determination to win. He is not shy to debate any strategy with his client which makes him an excellent adviser and business partner.’

‘Electra Kilimiris manages almost 5 languages and is very well prepared. Her knowledge of law is highly appreciated, and I have heard this not only from my experience but also coming from other firms to whom I have recommended her.’

Key clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


Pfizer, Inc.

Astra Zeneca AB

Gilead Sciences LLC

Amgen Inc.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation

Allergan Inc.


Christian Louboutin

Solvay S.A.

General Electric Technical Services Company, Inc.

The Procter & Gamble Co.

Toyota Motor Corp.

Hyundai Motor Co.

KIA Motor Corp.

HONDA Motor Co, Ltd.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

The Gillette Company

Total SA

IOC (International Olympic Committee)

Metro Goldwyn Myer Studios Inc.

Max Mara Fashion Group Srl

Marc Jacobs International LLC

Conde Nast New Markets Europe/Africa, Inc.

L’Air Liquide SA

Oracle America Inc.

Imperial Tobacco Limited

JTI (Japan Tobacco Industry Inc)

Tiktok Information Technologies UK Limited

Work highlights


POTAMITISVEKRIS adopts a full-service approach which includes administrative, advisory, transactional and litigation support to clients. The team undertakes litigation and the enforcement of trade marks, copyrights and other IP rights. Notably, the team has represented Microsoft Corporation in their anti-piracy campaign and litigation in Greece. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos leads the ‘innovative’ team, his focus is on handling matters relating to trade mark protection, IP disputes, parallel imports and competition issues.

Practice head(s):

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Eirini Zagalinka


‘They are able to identify easily applicable local law advice and consultation, yet they are also effective at applying and delivering any solution under the global environment and most complex transactions.’

‘They are innovative enough when in need to secure the best possible timing for serving their clients.’

‘I am always respectful of the eagerness of the P&V team to stand out, to be constantly updated in their areas of expertise and of their dedication into delivering the best results to their clients.’

‘The firm is big yet response time is short, different specialisations available when needed.’

‘People are highly professional, yet speak in a language we can understand.’

‘The team is always available and provides advice on the spot.’

‘Eirini Zaglanika is a great lawyer with in-depth knowledge of IP matters. She is very cooperative, available, and provides business-oriented opinions.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC

Coca-Cola HBC Services MEPE, affiliate of Coca-Cola Hellenic SAIC

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Procter & Gamble Hellas, subsidiary of the Procter & Gamble Company in Greece

Antenna TV

Diageo Brands BV

Diageo Hellas, Greek affiliate of the multinational company DIAGEO


Wolt Hellas, Greek affiliate of WOLT OY

Carpathian Springs

Notos Com Holdings SA

Praktiker Hellas SA

Diorasis International



Olympia Xenia

Ikos Hotels Management SA

Sani Resorts

Euro Corpex Ltd

Nea Odos SA

Kentriki Odos SA

Melissa Kikizas AEVE


Philippos Nakas Conservatory

Work highlights

  • Representing Procter & Gamble Hellas MEPE before the Supreme Court in an action concerning counterfeit ARIEL products.
  • Retained by ANTENNA EKDOTIKI EPICHEIRISI VIVLION SINGLE MEMBER PRIVATE COMPANY, a member of the Antenna Group to provide legal advice and support for the launch of a new subscription audiobooks service.
  • Advising DIAGEO BRANDS BV in connection with the management of the Greek trademarks portfolio, owned by the Group.

PPT Legal

PPT Legal provides strategic advice to multinational companies in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious IP-related matters. It advises on trade marks and copyright protection as well as litigation, marketing and licensing matters. It assists clients from a range of industries on identifying, protecting and commercialising their technology, brands and other content. Alexandros Kalantzis‘s strengths lie in the registration and protection of IP rights such as  patents and trade marks, as well as license, franchise and distribution agreements. Eleni Kokkini advises on the full spectrum of IP rights across all business sectors and e-commerce cases.

Practice head(s):

Alexandros Kalantzis; Eleni Kokkini


‘Excellent knowledge of IP law. Great litigation skills. Focused on client’s needs. Acumen regarding business matters.’

‘Senior Associate Elena Kokkini is a very good lawyer and competent in many areas of the IP law.’

Key clients

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Alpargatas Europe SLU

Bournas Medicals

CBRE, Inc.

Cibusmed Limited

Comis Entertainment EE

Dentons Canada LLP

JA Kemp

Melpomeni Tsoukali

Olympic Brewery SA

Playboy Enterprises International

Praxi SpA


Santorini Brewing Company SA

Seaborne Shipbrokers SA

Taylor English Duma LLP

Work highlights

  • Represented successfully the company Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. against the owner of the domain name, who has been using the company’s AMD trademarks illicitly both on the Internet and on social media.
  • Represented CBRE, Inc. in an opposition matter against the registration of a confusingly similar Greek trademark application. The opposition has been filed and it is expected to be heard by the Greek Administrative Trademarks Committee in September 2022.
  • Represented and defended the client in an alleged trademarks infringement court dispute initiated by a Greek exhibitions and events provider.

Tsibanoulis & Partners

Tsibanoulis & Partners is a full-service law firm, combining IP expertise with its corporate and litigation capabilities. Its clients, both domestic and international are involved in a variety of sectors, such as fashion, sports and pharmaceuticals. Marina Perraki, who provides ‘valuable inputs’, covers all forms of commercial activities, also working with legislative bodies in the drafting of laws that drive IP and IP rights alignment with technological innovations and commercial realities.

Practice head(s):

Marina Perraki

Other key lawyers:

Andriani Bella-Chatzigeorgi


‘There are only a handful of law firms in the EU specializing in IP Tech. This includes Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm.’

‘Marina Perraki provided valuable inputs which will helped our case. In the end, she delivered and we received favorable decision.’

‘In addition to being very responsive and reliable, Marina Perraki is very passionate about her work, and this definitely adds value to what she does.’

Key clients

The Coca-Cola Company

Sky Group

Starbucks Coffee Company

Anheuser-Busch, LLC

Imperial Tobacco

Fendi SRL


Fairmont Hotel Management L.P.

Auberge Resorts LLC


Energizer Auto, Inc

Annco Inc

Alticor, inc.

ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

TV Azteca Sab de CV

ITV Studios

Asian Logic Ltd

Callan Production Corp

Malibu Health Products Ltd

H Young Holdings PLC

Work highlights

  • Advising the THE COCA COLA COMPANY on matters related to clearance and strategy in Greece, handling trademark infringement disputes, representation on anti-piracy and customs.
  • Managing the Greek trademark portfolio of Sky Group; handling prosecution, clearance, oppositions, litigation and trademark strategy matters.
  • Handling the Greek trademark portfolio of Starbucks. Representing the client before the TMO and Greek courts, handling trademark infringement disputes and providing clearance advice.

Tsimikalis Kalonarou

Tsimikalis Kalonarou is best known for its enforcement work and its litigation practice, with particular expertise in litigating disputes that straddle trade mark infringement and unfair competition. It handles the full spectrum of IP rights for a broad range of both domestic and international clients with ‘solid expertise’ at the EUIPO, EPO and WIPO. Managing Partner Athanasios Tsimikalis has 45 years of experience, advising on contentious and non-contentious matters with other key practitioners Chariklia Kalonarou and Stefanos Tsimikalis.

Practice head(s):

Athanasios Tsimikalis; Chariklia Kalonarou

Other key lawyers:

Stefanos Tsimikalis


‘The team combines an international outlook with a solid expertise in the local market. It stands up for the reputation of the firm and continues successfully its tradition.’

‘Stefanos Tsimikalis is an exceptional professional. He’s meticulous, efficient, and customer oriented.’

‘Excellent IP guidance followed by great execution.’

‘Stefanos Tsimikalis is highly competent and committed to helping his clients solve their most difficult challenges.’

‘This firm’s entire IP practice is fantastic. Stefanos Tsimikalis has vast experience in handling IP matters for international clients efficiently and effectively. He has sound commercial awareness and good sector awareness especially in the food and drinks industry.’

‘The team is very well educated and up to date with current lawmaking. They are very professional and provide clients with an overall verdict that has been very well researched and justified.’

‘Good solid advice, attention to detail, commitment to results. Highly recommended.’

‘Stefanos Tsimikalis is committed, reliable with a good eye for detail, always available and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Mondelez International


Audi AG

Loumidis Coffee Shops S.A.


Athroa Innovations

Moncler SpA

Korres S.A.

MAN Truck & Bus SE

Viatris (formerly Mylan)

Crocs inc.

IMC Toys S.A.

Monkimun S.A.

Delivery Hero SE

SRZ Jet Buddy Ltd.

Olonea Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Advised IMC TOYS on copyright matters in connection to the dubbing of its CRY BABIES shows into Greek.
  • Acted on behalf of KORRES S.A. a leading natural cosmetics manufacturer in filing an appeal before the General Court of the EU against a decision of the EUIPO’s Boards of Appeals.
  • Represented MONDELEZ HELLAS in infringement proceedings before the Greek Courts against a competitor that infringed the get up of one of its best-selling products.

Bernitsas Law

A firm that gives ‘attention to the details’, Bernitsas Law advises in relation to technology, software development, software licensing agreements, as well as film and audiovisual works. Recently, the team has handled IP issues arising from acquisitions of technology companies and software start-ups, also handling a number of litigious matters. Practice Head Lambros Belessis is an expert in private sector mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings of international companies with a presence in Greece.

Practice head(s):

Lambros Belessis

Other key lawyers:

Yannis Chryssospathis; Marina Androulakakis; Tania Patsalia; Aristeidis Papathanasiou


‘Accuracy, attention to the details, flawless work.’

Key clients

Acun Medya Group

F. Hoffman – La Roche AG

Work highlights

  • Advised a leading entertainment company in relation to the filming of a movie in Greece.
  • Advised an open-source e-commerce company on intellectual property matters in the context of the acquisition of a Greek software start up.
  • Advising a software development company on intellectual property matters relating to software development and maintenance including support agreements with their customers and suppliers.

Dryllerakis & Associates

Dryllerakis & Associates has ‘wide experience’ in a full range of IP subjects including the acquisition, protection, enforcement, and usage of IP rights. The practice has industry-specific expertise in sectors, such as tourism, airlines and cosmetics. Aliki Damilakis specialises in IP litigation and Anna Damilakis  handles cases of national and European trade marks and patents.

Practice head(s):

Aliki Damilakis; Anna Damilakis

Other key lawyers:

Georgia Danatsopoulou


‘We have a long cooperation with the law firm in the field of intellectual property and we are very satisfied. In depth knowledge of the sector and wide experience.’

Key clients

Aegean Airlines S.A.

Barilla Hellas S.A.

Eurobank S.A.

EUROLIFE FFH Insurance Group

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Henkel Hellas S.A.


Olympic Air S.A.



Work highlights

  • Researched the availability, and provided legal opinions regarding potential trademark infringements, registrations, renewals and protection of the registered trademarks before all competent Courts.
  • Monitoring availability and potential trademark infringements, registration, renewals and protection of the registered trademarks before all competent Courts. Preparation of filing of applications for registration and renewals, participation and handling of all kinds of opposition proceedings and constant involvement in many IP-related issues for both clients.
  • Advising Eurobank S.A. on a continuous basis on the availability, registration, renewals and protection of its registered trademarks before all competent Courts. Filing of applications for registration and renewals of multiple trademarks and continuous review and update of the current client’s trademark portfolio.

Lambadarios Law Firm

The ‘dedicated’ IP team at Lambadarios Law Firm has a strong roster of clients in the technology, media and entertainment sectors providing regulatory and dispute resolution services. Chara Daouti provides both litigation expertise and strategic commercial advice to clients in a wide range of industry sectors from global tech companies to startups. Managing partner, Constantinos Lambadarios brings the commercial experience and antitrust expertise.

Practice head(s):

Chara Daouti; Constantinos Lambadarios

Other key lawyers:

John Filiotis


‘Excellent cooperation, response of our requests on time, including the necessary justification. Also, it is very important for us that a dedicated team of the lawyers handle our requests.’

‘Excellent level of communication and support including time periods like summer/Christmas/Easter vacation.’

‘Clarity in expression and in-depth knowledge.’

‘Full professionalism, excellent knowledge of their subjects, continuous availability, fair pricing, team spirit, technological sustainability.’

‘Chara Daouti is characterised from unique specialization and hardworking spirit, providing us with state-of-the art legal services.’

‘Lambadarios Law Firm is an established and accomplished law firm covering the needs of international clients in many different areas of the law.’

‘My main contact is partner Chara Daouti. She is easy to work with, easily accessible and has a deep understanding of client needs.’

Key clients

Leading US search engine


Aktios S.A. (Rehabilitation Center)

Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO)

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Sony Electronics

Cardlink S.A.

Athens College and Psychico College Alumni Association (SAKA)

Piraeus Bank

Miele Hellas Ltd.

Athenian Brewery S.A.

Lapin House

Baker McKenzie


Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Google on a defamation case following the #MeToo movement in Greece brought by a well-known Greek actor. The case is the first one litigated with respect to the issue of removal of sensitive online information on sexual abuse of women in workplace.
  • Advising HEDNO and IASO Group of Companies on the digitization of their files. HEDNO and IASO are prominent players in sensitive sectors in Greece, i.e. the energy sector and the health sector, and are working to digitize the provision of their services to clients.
  • Advising the most prominent alumni association in Greece “Athens College Alumni Association” (SAKA) on privacy issues when cooperating with other organizations on sharing know-how with respect to networking, provision of educational services etc.

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm

A firm with ‘excellent collaborative skills’, Sioufas & Associates Law Firm focuses on trade marks, designs and patents, providing both advisory and litigation expertise. Advising on availability issues of IP rights and avoidance of possible conflicts with existing rights is central to the practice. Marios Sioufas is experienced in handling cases of registration and protection of national, European and international trademarks and designs as well as representing clients before the Administrative Courts of Greece and the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Practice head(s):

Marios Sioufas

Other key lawyers:

Nikolas Katiforis; Eleni Sdrolia


‘The team at Sioufas and Associates Law Firm has consistently displayed excellent collaborative skills. We felt that all lawyers involved had not only extensive knowledge of the legal framework, but also understood our needs and thoroughly worked on our cases.’

‘Marios Sioufas has provided us with extensive legal advice and guidance on the registration of our trademarks and thoroughly explained every step of the process and the respective costs.’

‘Their team thoroughly advised us on our options for the nature of the trademark and the specific categories we should apply for based on our company’s field of work.’

‘The partners and associates involved conducted detailed preliminary research in order to forewarn us about potential legal action we could face during or following the registration process.’

‘Marios Sioufas kept us informed about every step of the trademark registration and made sure the chosen classes of our trademark aligned with every facet of our business.’

‘We believe our matters were diligently and efficiently handled and would recommend them to anyone seeking protection of their intellectual property rights.’

‘The team, and especially, Marios Sioufas, are highly skilled, motivated, and with good knowledge of the technological business sector as well.’

‘Marios is always there for us, to support and consult our partners. He is an open minded professional, fully capable to understand and assess the clients’ needs and consult them effectively.’

Key clients

Benestar Property Single Member Societe Anonyme

Goniry Single Member Societe Anonyme

Kailatzis Panagiotis

Chania Bank

Deals Societe Anonyme


Oikonomakis Dimtrios Pan. and Co Limited Partnership

Aggelakis S.A

Ampelones Michalaki S.A.


Aenorasis SA

Ambience Services P.C.


Dimitris Grypakis SA

Di-Man SA


Ellinikos Typos SA

Horosynthesi SA

Authentic Hospitality Ltd

Petros Petropoulos SA

Kolyperas P.C.

Grand Services Coffee and Restaurant SA



Glerby Private Company

Fariox Single Member Private Company

Lorbax Single Member Private Company

Pexmon Single Member Private Company

Tozzby Single Member Private Company

Orizor Single Member Societe Anonyme

Enetly Single Member Societe Anonyme

Cosmodrink Societe Anonyme

Watt and Volt

Archimedes Transfer Technology Office

Marras Industrial and Commercial S.A.

Pappas Elevators SA

Gavrilis Group

Work highlights