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Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices
106 77 ATHENS

Greece > Intellectual property Tier 2

The team at Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices handles contentious and non-contentious matters, with expertise in litigation, trademark filings, patent filings, revocations and general consultancy, among others. The group is also well equipped to handle multi-jurisdictional issues, with matters often involving the US, France, China, Germany, the UAE and the UK. The practice is led by Christina Kiortsis; she is best known for her expertise pertaining to international trademarks.

Practice head(s):

Christina Kiortsis

Key clients

Ipsen Biopharm

Ipsen Bioinnovation

Ipsen Pharma SAS

Pierre Fabre

Candia Strom AVEE

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Oxford University Innovation Limited

Puma SE

Veltek Associates Inc.

Polichem S.A.

Pure Advanced Water Ltd

Almirall S.A.

CellCentric Ltd

Orion Corporation

UCL Business Ltd

Citrix Systems Inc.

Allergan, Inc.

Ithaca Oil and Gas Limited

Zennor Resources (N.I.) Limited

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, LLC

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.


Work highlights

  • Acted for Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique and successfully assisted the Ministry of Development and Investments in the seizure and disposal of counterfeit products pertaining to its AVENE range.

The firm: Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices was established in 1951 and is one of the oldest established offices in Greece involved in matters of Intellectual Property. Today, the firm specializes in all aspects of Industrial and Intellectual property and it is well known for its high level of expertise in addition to its extensive legal experience.

Our state-of-the-art equipment, together with our over 70 years experience, high level of education and continuous awareness of the latest developments in Intellectual Property Law, help us to provide our clients with the best available services.

Our Offices are equally competent in litigation, contracts and negotiation, as well as in legal consulting. They maintain a very strong international clientele, which consists of local and foreign individuals as well as small to large companies. Moreover, Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices co-operate with prominent and trustworthy law firms on an international level, which enable us to offer comprehensive legal services to clients with international business interests.

From our offices’ establishment to the present, Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices has represented over 5,000 companies around the world in numerous cases. Some of the biggest and most well known companies we represent today are REGENERON  PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. in U.S.A., AMGEN, INC. in U.S.A., ORION CORPORATION in Finland,  CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. in U.S.A., FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC in U.S.A., THE SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION in Scotland,  PUMA SE in Germany, IPSEN PHARMA SAS in France, PIERRE FABRE SA in France, INDENA SPA in Italy, ACHAOGEN, INC. in U.S.A., WORLD WIDE WIBERG GMBH in Austria, FRESENIUS KABI GROUP in Sweden, Austria, Germany, India and U.S.A. etc.

Areas of practice: Examples of the firm’s main areas of practice are: Greek patents, European patents, International patent applications, Patent drafting, Patent drawing services, Technical translations, Greek trade marks, European Union trade marks, International trade mark registrations, Greek designs, European Union designs, International design applications, Utility models, Domain names, Unfair competition, Copyrights, Customs monitoring, Prosecution, Litigation, Legal consulting, Contracts, Negotiation.

Unfair competition
Intellectual property
Industrial property
Greek trade marks
European Union trade marks
International trade marks
Greek patents
European patents
International patent applications
Utility models
Greek designs
European Union designs
International design applications
Domain names
Customs monitoring
Patent drafting
Patent drawing services
Technical translations
Legal consulting
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
Asociacion Europea de Abogados (AEA)

CLIENT: Yiannis Makarounis (Co – owner at Alconsoft SA)
hired Christina as an Attorney in 2001 and hired Christina more than once
TESTIMONIAL: “Christina has advised my company on a variety of trademark and IP issues and I am impressed by her extensive knowledge and professionalism. Her guidance and attention to detail are impressive and I have always been pleased with the results obtained. She genuinely takes her profession to another level. I have nothing but the utmost regards and respect for her and would highly recommend her legal services”.
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

CLIENT: Gordon Troy (Owner at Gordon E. R. Troy, PC)
hired Christina as an Attorney in 2005 and hired Christina more than once
TESTIMONIAL: “I have worked with Christina Kiortsis in international trademark matters. It is often difficult to locate good, competent, articulate, knowledgeable and appropriately priced counsel in many foreign countries. Given the nature of my practice, I work with attorneys throughout the world for my clients. I have been very pleased with my work with Christina and recommend her and her firm”.
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

CLIENT: Panagiota Anagnostopoulou, Attorney at Law
TESTIMONIAL: “I have worked with Christina since 2001 and we have co-counseled together in several IP cases. She has a deep knowledge of Intellectual Property Law and a keen business sense. She is an exceptional business attorney, sincere, extremely professional and talented. It is a real pleasure to work with her on both a profession and a personal level.”

CLIENT: Engin CANIYILMAZ (Owner at Mesen IP Services Inc.)
hired Christina as an Attorney in 2004 and hired Christina more than once
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been working with Christina for over a decade especially on trademark issues. We have always felt extensive professionalism and dedication to work in her services. Her accurate guidance and detailed counseling always pleased us. She has advised us in numerous trademark matters that have utmost importance for our major Clients and she has never disappointed us. Her office is definitely one of the best foreign offices we collaborate, and we highly recommend her and her firm”.
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

CLIENT: Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou (Founding and Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou LLC, Larnaca-Cyprus)
TESTIMONIAL: “We worked with Ms. Christina Kiortsis for many years on IP Law collaborating with her in Greece. Ms. Kiortsis is an honest and reliable colleague expert in the IP Law. We are very pleased to collaborate with her and recommend her and her firm”.
Top qualities: Honest, personable, expert in her field, human

CLIENT: Mr. Marinos Cleanthous (Founding and Managing Partner of the Law Offices of IP Cyprus, Nicosia-Cyprus)
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been working with Ms. Christina Kiortsis for more than a decade on IP issues. Ms. Kiortsis has deep knowledge, understands each case’s needs, has an impeccable working discipline  and provides immediate and effective services on any IP matter.  She has the ability to manage a huge amount of work while maintaining a calm approach. I would definitely recommend her and her firm”.

KIORTSIS & ASSOCIATES Law Offices complies with equal opportunity employment objectives. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, disability, gender, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or natural origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, not only for ethical reasons but also because we believe that diversity brings substantial potential benefits such as better decision-making and improved problem solving as well as greater creativity and innovation, which leads to enhanced service development and provides us with the ability to compete in global markets.

KIORTSIS & ASSOCIATES Law Offices fulfils its diversity policy and mission by:

  • respecting individuality and different perspectives of all people working with us
  • placing lawyers and administrative staff of varying backgrounds in the right positions, based on their experience, speciality, talents and desire, so as to give the opportunity to everyone to succeed and equally contribute to our business’s goals
  • ensuring that women lawyers make up more than two-thirds of its staff
  • recognizing the value of older staff as on an equal level with younger ones.

We are of the opinion that while achieving business targets, firms and companies should do CSR at the same time. KIORTSIS & ASSOCIATES Law Offices monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law and ethical standards with the aim of increasing long-term profits through positive public relations and reducing business and legal risk through high ethical standards.

Our business’s Corporate social responsibility is expressed by:

  • respecting the rights and needs of the working people
  • providing secure employment
  • helping the environment by keeping electronic files, by using electronic means of filing trademark, patent applications etc., by recycling materials instead of removing them
  • being a donor to many human and animal welfare organizations, such as UNICEF, ACTIONAID and PETA.

Faithful to ethical business practice, KIORTSIS & ASSOCIATES Law Offices supports professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee for those who are unable to afford legal services. Especially during this difficult worldwide crisis, KIORTSIS & ASSOCIATES Law Offices has expanded the delivery of pro bono legal help mainly by giving free legal advice.