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A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm has a strong copyright practice and recently represented a Greek music production company in a claim against a TV production company concerning unauthorised use of music. The firm also represents several high-profile Greek movie directors, and assisted Victory Entertainment, a Greek TV company that licenses foreign TV series, in several copyright infringement claims. Managing partner Kriton Metaxopoulos and IP head Irini Daroussou have good reputations.

Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm’s ‘excellent’ IP practice is a popular choice for clients in the IT and media sectors. Name partner Arhondula Papapanagiotou has ‘a deep knowledge of IP law and her advice is always correct and accurate’. She is supported by a strong team, including the ‘very efficient and thorough’ Aggeliki Christodoulaki who ‘grasps issues very quickly’. Highlights included advising the Greek text-to-speech company, Innoetics, on IP issues linked to its takeover by Samsung.

Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC is a top choice for patent, trade mark and copyright advice. In the pharmaceutical sphere, the firm often advises Teva and Pharmaten, while major brands such as Mazda, Ford, Microsoft, Nike and Levi Strauss instruct the firm on trade mark infringement claims. Managing partner George Ballas has an excellent reputation, especially for disputes.

Drakopoulos Law Firm recently acted for Asics in a parallel import case concerning products from Turkey into the EU. It also advised The Polo/Lauren Company on the seizure of more than 8,000 counterfeit items. Other clients include Apple, Diesel, Converse, and Nike. IP head Michalis Kosmopoulos is highly experienced.

Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners is an IP boutique with an excellent reputation. Helen Papaconstantinou is supported by a team of specialist lawyers, including qualified European patent attorneys Eva Yazitzoglou and Miranda Theodoridou.

Law Offices Patrinos & Kilimiris advises an impressive range of clients including Pfizer, Novartis, Cadbury Schweppes, Honda, Imperial Tobacco and Crocs. Constantinos Kilimiris leads the patent department, while Maria Kilimiris heads the trade mark team.

Prentoulis Gerakiniunderstands international clients’ and ‘combines in-depth knowledge with a pragmatic approach’. The boutique represents clients such as Samsung, BMW, Hasbro, and Labochem. The ‘very hands-onNikos Prentoulis is a ‘highly knowledgeable expert in this field’. Nancy Gerakini is also recommended.

Tsimikalis Kalonarou’s lawyers ‘know IP laws inside out’, are ‘committed to their clients’ best interests’, and provide ‘best-in-class advice’. The ‘brilliant’ Stefanos Tsimikalis is ‘an excellent trade mark expert’, and Athanasios Tsimikalis is praised for his ‘extremely in-depth knowledge of the intellectual property system’.

Bernitsas Law is commended for its ‘very high level of service’. Corporate partner Lambros Belessis and associate Marina Androulakakis are both ‘very competent’ in this area. Clients include BMW Hellas and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Cocalis & Psarras regularly advises on infringement, parallel import and counterfeiting issues. Alkiviades Psarras has a good reputation.

Aristides Chiotellis leads the team at KLC Law Firm, which represents several major pharmaceutical clients, including Mylan and Genepharm. The firm also defended the publisher, Patakis, against an IP infringement claim in the civil courts.

Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices is an ‘experienced boutique’, which ‘provides immediate and effective services on any IP matter’. Christina Kiortsis manages ‘a huge amount of work while maintaining a calm approach’. Major clients include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Puma and Pierre Fabre.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm provides ‘an exceptionally high level of service, quick response times, sharp business acumen, and vast industry knowledge’. Clients include Coca-Cola, Pernod Ricard, and Allied Domecq Wines. Practice head Irene Kyriakides and Panagiota Vasileiadou ‘build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions’.

Lambadarios Law Firm benefits greatly from the growing reputation of Chara Daouti, who has ‘a great understanding of the industry’.

Nikolinakos – Lardas & Partners LLP’s IT clients include Facebook, Intrasoft International and Vodafone. The team was recently boosted by the arrival of IP expert Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou.

Victoria Kanellopoulos leads the team at P.V. Kanellopoulos & Partners Law Firm. Clients include Movielab, BMW, and Documenta.

PotamitisVekris Law Firmdelivers high-quality advice’ and has a strong following in the pharmaceuticals sector. Xenophon Paparrigopoulos leads the team.

Sioufas & Associates Law Firm has a solid department that is noted for its trade mark expertise.

Marina Perraki leads Tsibanoulis & Partners’ experienced practice. Clients include Gruppo Massimo Dutti, AirBnB, Bayer Hellas, Revlon, and the Huntsman Group.

Zepos & Yannopoulos fields a number of ‘excellent IP lawyers’, including senior associate and team head Konstantinos Logaras, who is a ‘very good strategic thinker in IP litigation’, and disputes partner Nikos Christoforidis, who has an ‘outstanding knowledge of the law’. Clients include LVMH, Spirits International, NBC Universal Pictures, and Benetton Group.

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