Mrs Marilena Nikolaraki > A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm
115 28 ATHENS

Work Department

TMT, Real Estate, Civil


Marilena is a Salaried Partner and Head of Industrial Property Department and Real Estate Department. She works in A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law firm since 2004.


She specializes in registration of TMs, TM infringement, proceedings before the EUIPO and the Greek TM Authorities, litigation before the TM Courts, consulting on TM law, Patents, Utility Models, Designs, Civil law and Litigation, Real estate and Constructions law.

She speaks English (fluently) and Italian and contributes regularly on the developments of the Greek TM Law, to renounced magazines such as “World Trademark Review”, “Finance Monthly”, International Law Office, Lexology, etc.

She has been representing major Greek and foreign multinational entities in protecting their IP rights in Greece. In this framework, she has been very active in the legal “battle” against the so-called “pirated” and counterfeit goods. Her experience on this field allows her to cooperate effectively and fruitfully with the competent official Authorities and she has many times achieved to “clean” the market from pirated goods.

Being the head of Industrial Property Department and Real Estate Department in A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm, Marilena Nikolaraki is the one to make decisions when it comes to IP rights enforcement and Real Estate/Construction Law.

Her experience enables her to decide the most appropriate way to protect and enforce the client’s industrial property rights, aiming to succeed immediate results depending on the circumstances of each case. She is also known to the Greek Authorities protecting IP rights and acting against illegal trading, the Officers of which value her opinion.

Finally, when it comes to Real Estate/Construction Law, she is the one to decide the most appropriate way to act, providing advice and guidance also to junior associates of A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm.

Additionally, Marilena has been the winner of the award Trademark Lawyer of the Year, awarded by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2022, while she had been also shortlisted for the “Patent Lawyer of the Year” Award and recognized for 2023 as a Notable Practitioner by IP Stars (Managing IP).



Greek, English, Italian


Athens Bar Association


Marilena is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, Democritus University of Thrace (2003).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Intellectual property

Displaying a ‘very good understanding’ of corporate IP matters and soft IP litigation, the intellectual property practice at A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm routinely represents Greek and foreign corporations. The firm has multiple specialists to handle the registration, protection and defence of trade marks and patents in Greek and EU courts, and its expertise spans across the software, music and film industries. Based in Athens, Irini Daroussou and Kriton Metaxopoulos co-head the team, specialising in corporate fraud prosecution, copyright law and unfair competition issues. Marilena Nikolaraki is an expert in trade mark infringement, and Elena Nikolarea focuses on media law.

Greece > Dispute resolution

Characterised by extensive expertise in the fields of IP, TMT, and white-collar crime, A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm routinely defends international companies and top executives in corporate fraud, financial crime, and civil litigation proceedings. Demonstrating a growing presence in the pharmaceuticals, energy, and travel sectors, Athens-based practice heads Kriton Metaxopoulos and Irini Daroussou bring vast experience in handling multi-jurisdictional cases relating to commercial and industrial law to the group. Asterios Syssilas is an expert in copyright cases, whilst Marilena Nikolaraki focuses on patent and design-related disputes.