Our practice assists clients in the protection and utilization of their brands, products and designs.
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We have extensive expertise in advising our clients on data privacy and the management of information.
We regularly act in relation to the sale, purchase and transfer of intellectual property asset portfolios and in corporate and finance transactions where brands and intellectual property assets affect the pricing and scope of the deal or form part of the security. We are often called upon to conduct due diligence reviews of intellectual property portfolios within the context of both commercial and corporate deals. Our team is experienced in drafting all types of contracts in this sector, including licensing, distribution, franchising and sponsorship agreements.
Our clients are active in a broad range of industries where brand protection is a priority, including pharmaceuticals, health, telecoms, media, financial services, information technology, food & beverages and automotive. We are ideally placed to assist in the assessment and management of the risks associated with potential breaches of intellectual property rights and the protection of brands, and we have extensive experience representing clients in litigation and ADR cases and before the National Registry.
Where potential infringements do occur, we represent clients in the context of investigations or legal proceedings. Our team also runs tailored in-house data protection and privacy workshops.
We advise an importer and distributor of leading car and motorcycle brands on compliance with emerging data privacy requirements under the GDPR.
We are advising the Greek subsidiary of a market leader in electric and electronic devices on data protection issues, including its regulatory obligations under former data privacy regime (e.g. submission of notifications to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA)), advising on the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, reviewing the relevant data transfer agreements, advising on employee monitoring and assisting on the drafting of data protection policies and privacy statements, as well as with regard to its GDPR compliance exercise.
We advise a leading Greek cosmetics company in relation to its GDPR compliance projects, including privacy and cookies policies, consent forms and data processing agreements.
We advised a film and television production company on intellectual property law questions arising from a filming crew employment agreement and the inherent economic and moral intellectual property rights, as well as the assignment of these rights to the company.
We advise a sportswear manufacturer on existing and emerging data privacy requirements arising under local legislation and the GDPR as regards the installation and operation of CCTV at their premises and retail stores.
We advised a Swiss company that has acquired the shares of a local company active in the industry of ticket – issuing software development and the development of access platforms, on platform access and use, local and international intellectual property holdings and licensing structures, as well as associated tax planning.
We advise the local subsidiary of a pharmaceuticals company with all its GDPR compliance steps, including data mapping, records of data processing activities, data privacy impact assessments, data processing agreements and data subjects reply forms.
We act for F. Hoffman-La Roche AG, a Swiss multinational healthcare company, in relation to patent enforcement actions against a biosimilar company.
We are advising the local subsidiary of a US based multinational biopharmaceutical company on the processing of patients’ health-related information and compliance with data privacy regulations. We also advise on intellectual property rights arising from outsourcing agreements relating to medical research.
We continue to advise the subsidiary of an electric and electronic devices market leader on data protection issues and GDPR compliance, including advising on the transfer of personal data outside the EEA and data transfer agreements, employee monitoring, data protection policies and privacy statements, and the transfer of customer data as part of the planned sale of a business divisions to a US-based multinational information technology company.
We are advising an event-based platform on data initiatives and activities for sporting competitions and intellectual property issues arising from consent and license agreements for works created on the basis of player/ audience member data.
We advised a global pharmaceutical company in relation to notification requirements for the implementation of a global HR management system and the workday in Greece.
We are advising a local manufacturer of confectionary on the protection of trademarks and industrial designs and representing them before the competent authorities and in litigation proceedings.
We advised an industrial company on data protection issues in the context of an investigation.
We advised a global health insurance provider in relation to a data breach claim incident.
We are advising a major chemical company on employee data sharing and transfer of data to the US in the context of an international merger.
We are advising a leading watch manufacturer on data protection matters, including in relation to the processing of customer data for marketing purposes and intra group data transfers.
We have advised a US health society in relation to data protection issues arising in the context of the provision of its certification services and the implementation of its accreditation program in Greece.
We act on behalf of the Hellenic Company for the Management of State Owned Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights SA (BrandCo) on an ongoing basis in relation to the renewal of the portfolio of the trademarks of Olympic Airways.
We have provided training to the international multi-media business of a multinational mass media corporation on the application of the local data protection and privacy principles in the context of mobile apps and websites, covering topics such as privacy policies, obtaining consent, data analysis, cookies, the right to be forgotten, privacy by design and the rules applicable to dealing with children online.
We advised a world leading music company in relation to litigation concerning intellectual property rights of artists in Greece.
We have advised a leading international information technology producer on the data protection issues arising in the context of a major restructuring.
We acted on behalf of an individual in the filing of three industrial designs.
We advised a global market leader in metering solutions with respect to the external supply of cloud computing services and the resulting contractual arrangements.
We have advised an airline company in relation to data privacy registration requirements applicable to the provision of its services in Greece.
We advised an international information and communications provider in drafting a report and market entry survey of compliance of their local business activities with Greek law, including in the area of telecommunications and data privacy.
We advised an international pharmaceuticals company on the rights of former employees to access their personal data to support their claims against them.
We advised an international pharmaceutical company on employee-related privacy issues and the monitoring of e-mails in the context of an internal investigation of its local subsidiary.
We advised an international health information technology provider in relation to issues and solutions arising from the transfer of personal data outside the EEA within the context of public procurement procedures.
We advised a credit company on the approval of a trademark which involved submitting comments to the objections of the trademark Authority.
We advised a luxury apparel and accessories manufacturer on its employee and asset data protection policies, e-mail and internet acceptable use policies and prepared and submitted human resources, whistleblowing hotline and closed circuit television notifications to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.
We advised an international package delivery company on their global web-based human resources and email systems and the implementation of an auditing/accounting malpractice helpline.
We advised an international pharmaceutical company on data protection issues arising from the provision of external online services.
We advised an international insurance group on the approval of its trademarks.
We are advising a global pharmaceutical company on clinical trials and pharmacovigilance notifications, obtaining licences and undertaking in-house data privacy compliance training.
We acted on behalf of a banking institution on the rights of former employees to access their personal data to support their claims against them.