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7 HATZIYIANNI MEXI STREET
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Law Offices Patrinos & Kilimiris > The Legal 500 RankingsLaw 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.
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.’
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Astra Zeneca AB
Gilead Sciences LLC
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
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
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
Law Offices Patrinos & Kilimiris > Firm Profile
The firm: Established in 1919 by Dr E Patrinos, Patrinos & Kilimiris (“P&K”) specialize in IP matters and represent numerous renowned clients both on an international and national level successfully addressing legal matters before the Greek administrative authorities, the Greek courts, EUIPO, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
We demonstrate a wealth of experience in multi-jurisdiction legal proceedings, collaborating and aligning with teams of international colleagues to enforce or defend our clients’ IP rights in Greece. Such experience and exchange of information with other teams allow us to actively assist in developing a strong and effective strategy to support the client in Greece, whilst overcoming any obstacles which may occasionally arise from the Greek Legal System.
In this context, P&K have had a strong influence on developing the national case law in trademark, design or patent cases, dealing with matters, with which, in many cases, there was no prior case law in Greece, thus introducing interpretation of legal provisions allowing for a congruity of the Greek case law with that of other European countries.
Areas of practice: The firm provides a full range of legal and technical services provided by experienced patent and trade mark attorneys including patent, trade mark and design counselling, filing and prosecution, copyright protection, domain name registration and disputes, customs actions, franchising, distribution and licence agreements as well as technical translations.
Furthermore the firm undertakes substantial IP litigation up to the national courts, OHIM and the CJEU.
Patrinos & Kilimiris has a strong record of successful litigation in IP infringement proceedings acting for large international and domestic companies in all areas of IP and an unparalleled experience in pharmaceutical infringement litigation having handled Greek landmark court disputes in this field. Various decisions on such disputes have now been incorporated into the country’s case law.
|Patent litigation||Constantinos Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Patent litigation||Manolis Metaxakisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patent litigation||Evangelia Sioumalaemail@example.com|
|Patent prosecution||Constantinos Kilimirisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Life Sciences||Constantinos Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Life Sciences||Manolis Metaxakisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Supplementary protections certificate||Constantinos Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Patent office examinations||Constantinos Kilimirisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trade mark litigation before all courts||Maria Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Trade mark litigation before all courts||Manolis Metaxakisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trade mark litigation before all courts||Evangelia Sioumalaemail@example.com|
|Trade mark counselling and prosecution||Maria Kilimirisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trade mark counselling and prosecution||Electra Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Trade mark counselling and prosecution||Youli Angeloufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trade mark searches||Electra Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Trade mark searches||Youli Aggeloufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Domain names||Maria Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Counterfeiting and grey market goods||Maria Kilimirisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counterfeiting and grey market goods||Manolis Metaxakisemail@example.com|
|Counterfeiting and grey market goods||Evangelia Sioumalafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Unfair competition||Maria Kilimirisemail@example.com|
|Unfair competition||Manolis Metaxakisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Unfair competition||Evangelia Sioumalaemail@example.com|
|Life Sciences||Evangelia Sioumalafirstname.lastname@example.org|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 6
LanguagesEnglish French Greek Spanish German
MembershipsINTA ECTA FICPI MARQUES AIPPI PTMG EPLAW Union IP
At Patrinos & Kilimiris diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the internal operations of our law firm as well as to our co-operations.
Our workplace consists of and embraces different cultures, ethnicities and genders.
In recognizing the difficulties a new mother may face, we offer our employees the option of an extended maternity leave, or to more flexible working hours, in order to support them through this transition.
Other ways of ensuring greater diversity of thought behind our business is, by constantly enhancing our talent pool.
Outside of our workplace, we choose to cultivate partnerships and supplier relationships that will promote and improve inclusion and diversity for our clients but that will also set an example for our community regarding business conduct in Greece.
|At Patrinos & Kilimiris diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the internal operations of our law firm as well as to our co-operations. We choose to cultivate partnerships and supplier relationships that will promote and improve inclusion and diversity for our clients but that will also set an example for our community regarding business conduct in Greece.|
Our workplace consists of and embraces different cultures, ethnicities, and genders. We ensure greater diversity of thought by constantly enhancing our talent pool.
One of our firm’s primary goals is the wellbeing and safety of our staff. During the Covid pandemic we established remote work which guaranteed continuity and state of the art technology. The practices we developed then, continue to be used whenever deemed necessary in order to keep our employees and clients safe. In addition, recognizing the difficulties a new mother may face, we offer our employees the option of an extended maternity leave, or flexible working hours, to support them through this transition.
Awards & Accolades
International presence and alliances
The exceptional level of the firm’s services and our clients’ appreciation is reflected in our continuous ranking, over the years, among the top positions of Greek patent and trademark firms in surveys conducted by leading international legal directories and associations.
Managing Intellectual Property 2022 – IP Stars
Top Tier Firm in Intellectual Property
World Trademark Review – 2022
Ranked in Silver Tier
IAM Patent 1000 – 2022
Ranked in Gold Tier
Who’s Who Legal – 2022
Patents, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences
Shortlisted in 5 categories for “The LMG Life Sciences Awards 2022”.
As a firm, Patrinos & Kilimiris are shortlisted in the categories: Greece Firm of the Year, Patent Litigation Firm of the Year – Biologics / Biosimilars and SPC Litigation Firm of the Year and individually, Constantinos Kilimiris in the categories: Patent Litigator of the Year – Biologics / Biosimilars and SPC Litigator of the Year. https://www.lmglifesciences.com/Stub/AwardsShortlistsEMEA
WTR 1000 (2022)
“For over a century, Patrinos & Kilimiris has been relentless in its pursuit of excellence and has never let the quality of its A-to-Z trademark offering slip – thanks in no small part to the hard graft put in by Electra Kilimiris, Maria Kilimiris and Manolis Metaxakis. Through her incisive guidance, foresighted branding strategies and eloquent handling of administrative proceedings, Electra makes the firm a prime destination for wraparound prosecution services; while Maria and Metaxakis form a formidable duo in dispute proceedings. Armed with over 27 years of experience, Maria never falters under pressure and cuts a clear path through the thorniest of litigations. Metaxakis is highlighted as a persuasive presenter of well-crafted arguments and a tough adversary for his opponents.”
IAM PATENT 1000 (2022)
Venerable boutique Patrinos & Kilimiris garners vocal praise from the market: “The team has a deep knowledge of the Greek judicial system and is extremely fast, always helpful and highly efficient at achieving its clients’ desired outcomes.” “The stars of the practice are Constantinos Kilimiris and Manolis Metaxakis, who are really great. They think outside the box, can be reached at any time, and know the courts extremely well. Having them on your side gives you an incredibly valuable advantage.” One noteworthy feature of the ensemble is its proficiency in both prosecution and litigation; the group drafts and files patents with perfect exactitude and acts swiftly and decisively when infringement issues arise. On the contentious front, the team has carved out an outstanding reputation among pharmaceutical innovators from around the world.
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