Firm Profile > Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm > Athens, Greece

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

Greece > Intellectual property Tier 1

Boutique firm Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm is praised by clients for its ‘strong technical knowledge’ in the field of IP. Acting on a broad range of affairs, the team provides profound expertise in portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting and enforcement, high-stakes disputes, contracts and negotiations, among other matters. Managing partner Arhondoula Papanagiotou, highlighted for her ‘business-orientated way of thinking’, is a leading name for copyright, patent, industrial design, trade mark, software and new technology matters, and is closely supported by the 'methodical' Aggeliki Christodoulaki and counsel Evi Georgaka. The team is active in a range of industries and represents prominent radio and TV broadcasters, theatrical and audio-visual producers, sound recording companies, publishers and artists, both Greek and international.

Practice head(s):

Arhondoula Papanagiotou

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The law firm has always been very well informed about the particularities of the field of intellectual property. Arhondoula Papapanagiotou and her team are very kind and friendly and always available for any help, either in person during our meetings, or over the phone and email communication.’

‘We are very satisfied with the firm’s services and response times, since we have successfully worked with them under extremely pressing timelines and their response and efficiency was extraordinary. Moreover, their knowledge and expertise is undoubtable and their reputation precedes them in the Greek market.’

‘Devotion to the client, know-how, timely responses.’

‘Ethical behaviour, proactive, business oriented.’

‘The team is thoughtful and very responsive and proactive. We are very satisfied.’

‘All lawyers work as an undivided team. Strong technical knowledge with a remarkably positive attitude and eagerness to provide a solution to any legal matter in the field of intellectual property. Very professional and capable of getting quickly into the depth of the topic.’

If I was to single out someone, that would definitely be Arhondula Papapanagiotou for her profound legal knowledge and business-oriented way of thinking, and Aggeliki Christodoulaki for her methodical legal services provision.’

‘Arhondula Papapanagiotou is a great expert, respected and highly regarded for her knowledge and expertise in the field. She also stands by any and each client and dedicates herself to each case.’

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.

OPAP Group

Takis Foundation

Seed Point Music Publishing

Tanweer Group

Editions Albert Rene

Better Collective

Autodia

Digea – Digital Services Provider S.A.

Singular Logic

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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