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Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm
SKOUFA 64 STR
10680, ATHENS
Greece

Greece > Intellectual property Tier 1

Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm is a specialised IP boutique law firm, ‘highly respected for its anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement strategy‘. Its sizeable team handles a growing client portfolio, recently assisting Neuropublic S.A. with the management of its IPR due diligence and portfolio. Further advisory includes its assistance to Sunlight where it provided counselling on both the protection and management of its IP assets. In addition, it has long-standing rapports with leading international Information Technology entities, advising clients such as Business Software Alliance, Microsoft Corporation and Autodesk. Arhondoula Papapanagiotou heads the practice; her experience extends into advisory over copyright, industrial designs, patents, trademarks, software and new technologies. Aggeliki Christodoulaki and counsel Evi Georgaka are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Arhondoula Papapanagiotou

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team are responsive, pro-active and give clear, detailed advice.’

‘I can guarantee that this law firm has a profound knowledge of the IP industry not only in Greece but also abroad. We are very satisfied with its services, both in litigation as well as in the field of consulting services. Moreover, their knowledge and expertise is undoubtable and widely known in the Greek market. I would certainly recommend this firm without a doubt.’

‘Every associate and partner we have worked with, has been very effective, business oriented, with creative results and excellent response times. I would certainly single out Mrs Arhondula Papapanagiotou  for her profound legal knowledge and business-oriented way of thinking, and Ms Aggeliki Christodoulaki for her methodological rendering of legal services.’

‘APP Law Firm is uniquely open to new professional challenges. The team’s members are always available to try and learn new things and they do that in a very thorough and professional way, not leaving details out.’

‘Ms. Arhondoula Papapanagiotou is an outstanding law professional – we appreciate her approach to the new matters brought to her, looking into details, assessing every angle and coming up with creative and surprisingly simple solutions and proposals for your issue. Ms. Georgia Stavropoulou is always prompt and available for support.’

‘AP law firm presents a full-scale innovative services package. I believe that they stand out in all aspects both regarding the team members as well as the innovation in their practice. The people are excellent in their skills.’

‘Archontoula Papapanagiotou is a great partner, always close to the client, business oriented and supported by fresh lawyers with a great mindset.’

Key clients

Business Software Alliance (BSA)

Group Richemont (VAN CLEEF & ARPELS S.A., CARTIER INTERNATIONAL)

Microsoft Corporation

Pollfish Inc

Numerous start-up companies

Audiovisual production companies, such as Karagiannis – Karatzopoulos S.A., Papandreou S.A., Black Orange S.A., Prosenghisi Film & Video

Numerous famous Greek authors, actors and tv presenters

Athens Heridanos Agency

Elpedison Energy S.A.

Takis Foundation

Tanweer Group

Applied Materials Inc.

Better Collective

Endeavor Content

IT Compliance Association (ITCA)

Eleftheria Deko

Museum of Cycladic Art

Work highlights

  • Advised sunlight on the management of its IPR portfolio.
  • Advised Nova Telecommunication S.M.S.A. for the successful conclusion of negotiations and signing of licensing agreements with Greek Collecting Music Societies.
  • Advised Hellas Direct on a  highly demanding Labor Law and Intellectual Property project relating to the acquisition by Hellas Direct of the Greek business units of a world-renowned multinational insurance company formerly operating in Greece.

The firm: Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners has been successfully active in the Greek IP market for more than 20 years in relation to all sectors of intellectual property rights such as copyright, industrial designs, patents and trade marks, software and new technologies, while offering a complete range of services in the above fields in terms of litigation, legal counselling, contracts and negotiations. The firm has preserved a high reputation due to its business-oriented and accurate solutions as legal counsels and managers of IP portfolios (eg IPR business structuring, clearance, licensing and IPR audits for eligible investments and start ups) of large entities (including Greece’s largest venture capital), and at the same time is highly respected for its anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement strategy. Important multinational enterprises (eg Business Software Aliance, Microsoft, Group Richemont) have entrusted the firm with their enforcement activities strategies in Greece in relation to their IP rights. At the same time, it has received the anti-piracy award of excellence for a successful and balanced combination of strong litigation and the enactment of Europe’s most successful government-led software anti-piracy campaign. The firm’s expertise in IPR protection and enforcement continues to expand through significant anti-piracy assignments by leading worldwide companies and by the most influential Greek investors in the market.

Moreover, Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners’ expertise fully covers all sectors of the entertainment industry. For many years it has been successfully representing the two most important Greek film producers (with a repertory of more than 500 films each), the former largest Greek theatrical production company with a 60% market share, important Greek publishers, the most important Greek record companies (representing important repertories and artists), one of the major national TV broadcasters in Greece (in relation to IP issues), as well as individual rightholders (of copyright and/or neighbouring rights such as famous authors, directors, writers, composers, sculptors, actors, musicians etc), while the firm also handles IP issues of the Greek Collecting Society which represents the Greek national TV broadcasters under their capacity as producers of audiovisual works (in relation to their public performance rights). Covering all fields of entertainment law and having a profound knowledge of the Greek respective markets, the firm guarantees the protection of copyright and enforcement of IP law whenever needed, while it has repeatedly managed to have pioneering court decisions issued.

Finally, the scope of the firm’s services extends to issues which have grown to be crucial for the IT and media industry, such as compliance with the applicable data protection legislation. Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners is a pioneer in the field of data protection and provides legal counsel to companies engaging, among other data-related activities, in transnational data processing and big data management. The firm’s data protection compliance services (provided by an experienced team of both legal counsels and technical experts) include comprehensive data protection audits, drafting and implementation of privacy, data security and data protection action plans and policies, communication with data protection authorities, legal management of international data transfers and drafting of data-related corporate rules for multinational entities.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Intellectual property: protection and enforcement (prosecution, litigatiom, advice), copyright and neighbouring rights, trade marks, patents, designs, domain names, know-how
Anti-counterfeiting
IP business structuring
IP clearance of rights
IP licensing
Data protection and privacy
Media and entertainment
Corporate and commercial
Civil law
Labour and employment
Number of lawyers : 14
English
French
German
Greek
Spanish
Contacts : Arhondoula Papapanagiotou
Contacts : Stella Skoura

CLIENT: Carla Buord
COMPANY/FIRM: CFO of Eurofind Group
TESTIMONIAL: “A foreigner who lands in a country he does not know will feel very safe with a lawyer like A. They accompanied us while we were looking to produce a movie in Greece. They turned out to be highly dependable, honest, and very professional in their work. They know the law extremely well and care about making sure people understand their rights and obligations. They have a deep understanding of intellectual property law and provide highly personalized services. I learned a great deal from them about problem solving, intellectual property law, patience and persistence.”


CLIENT: Sandra Marinopoulos
COMPANY/FIRM: President, Museum of Cycladic Art
TESTIMONIAL: “Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm” has been successfully counselling the Museum of Cycladic Art in all IP issues. Ms Arhondula Papapanagiotou combines a deep knowledge of the intellectual property laws together with negotiation abilities and excellent communication skills. She is an excellent partner of the Museum, meticulous and always eager to provide an opinion in all matters discussed. Her response is always immediate. She has the generosity and the kindness to provide her services pro bono for us.»


CLIENT: Dionyssis Samiotis
COMPANY/FIRM: Vice President Production & New Business, Tanweer Group
TESTIMONIAL: “Tanweer Group is one of the major producers and distributors of audiovisual works (both in tv and cinema) in Greece and other territories and is provided with “Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm” legal services, in respect to all IP issues (e.g. contracts with talents, broadcasters, coproducers, etc). The said law firm`s methodological rendering of legal services, knowledge and expertise are at the highest level and widely acknowledged in the Greek market, while Mrs Arhondula Papapanagiotou in particular, is really efficient and effective, not only due to her profound legal knowledge but also due to her business-oriented way of thinking”.


CLIENT: Jesse Martin
COMPANY/FIRM: Associate Gen. Counsel & Sr. Director, Enforcement, BSA | The Software Alliance
TESTIMONIAL: “BSA | The Software Alliance has been working with AP Law Firm since its founding. There are several reasons why AP Law Firm is BSA’s firm of choice in Greece with respect to copyright infringement cases. Not only does AP Law Firm provide excellent client-focused advice that is cost effective, but it is simply a pleasure to work with Arhondula and her team. Arhondula and her team’s legal guidance is always prompt and to-the-point. It has been our experience that no matter how big or small the problem, AP Law Firm is there to help.”


CLIENT: Kostas Mallios
COMPANY/FIRM: Tech Executive, Board Director & Investor
TESTIMONIAL: “On several occasions have had the privilege of partnering with Arhondula Papapanagiotou and her law firm. Each of the technology company transactions were different and included M&A, IPR and commercial agreements. In most cases, all three areas were required in closing record setting deals with multinationals and local parties. Arhondula and her team were deeply knowledgeable, very responsive, and always professional. This is my “go-to” commercial law office in Greece”.


“Bro bono work is essential to our Law Firm. We believe that promoting the entrepreneurship, education and art will empower the community as well as individuals to turn their ideas into reality and navigate in their professional and social lives. This is for us the best way to inspire people to pursue their goals despite the current economic and employment crisis in our country. In order to materialize our beliefs and vision for evolution in the art field, our firm provides pro bono legal services (including all Intellectual Property Issues) of the Museum of Cycladic Art, while our Managing Partner is a Committee Member of the Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, which mission is (among others) to explore, develop and implement new ideas and initiatives for connecting the academia with the real economy and bridging the existing gap between innovation and investment. Therefore, apart from our involvement with the sector of Art and Cultural Heritage, our firm provides pro bono legal services to the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce in the context of the recognition of innovative business plans from Greek companies or individuals. In addition, our Managing Partner has authored and has been constantly updating the content of the Intellectual Property Chapter of AmChamGR Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ΕΙΕ) Committee’s Startup Toolkit, which is aimed to analyze key entrepreneurship issues and dimensions through a simple, concise, and enlightening way and to develop the business skills of the startup community, in order to meet the market needs.”


Bro bono work is essential to our Law Firm. We believe that promoting the entrepreneurship, education and art will empower the community as well as individuals to turn their ideas into reality and navigate in their professional and social lives. This is for us the best way to inspire people to pursue their goals despite the current economic and employment crisis in our country. In order to materialize our beliefs and vision for evolution in the art field, our firm provides pro bono legal services (including all Intellectual Property Issues) of the Museum of Cycladic Art, while our Managing Partner is a Committee Member of the Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, which mission is (among others) to explore, develop and implement new ideas and initiatives for connecting the academia with the real economy and bridging the existing gap between innovation and investment. Therefore, apart from our involvement with the sector of Art and Cultural Heritage, our firm provides pro bono legal services to the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce in the context of the recognition of innovative business plans from Greek companies or individuals. In addition, our Managing Partner has authored and has been constantly updating the content of the Intellectual Property Chapter of AmChamGR Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ΕΙΕ) Committee’s Startup Toolkit, which is aimed to analyze key entrepreneurship issues and dimensions through a simple, concise, and enlightening way and to develop the business skills of the startup community, in order to meet the market needs