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, commenting and negotiating all types of contracts in this sector, including licensing, distribution, franchising and sponsorship agreements. We also advise our clients on all legal aspects of software and IT related contracts, including drafting and negotiating software development and software licensing agreements, technology transfers and advice on source – object code escrow arrangements.
Our clients are active in a broad range of industries where brand protection is a priority, including pharmaceuticals, health, cosmetic, telecoms, media, financial services, information technology, sportswear, food & beverages, automotive and shipping. 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 and administrative or legal proceedings. Our team also runs tailored in-house data protection and privacy workshops and assists clients with their EU General Data Protection Regulation compliance exercise.
We advise Kosmocar SA, the official importer of VW, Audi and Skoda to Greece in relation to compliance with emerging data privacy requirements under the GDPR.
We act on behalf of a Swedish pharmaceutical company in the registration of a new trademark in Greece.
We are advising the local subsidiary of an international specialty healthcare company in respect to GDPR compliance, including drafting and reviewing of relevant documentation.
We have advised a UK IVF provider entering the Greek market in data privacy issues to ensure compliance with applicable local laws.
We have acted on behalf of a construction company in the registration of four new national trademarks, relating to one of Greece’s main motorways.
We are advising a local reservations management and on-line ticketing company, which provides software products and services in the transport, tourism and travel industries, on the filing of new trademarks, on the preparation of software development, license and transfer agreements.
We act on behalf of a shipping company in disputes relating to trademark infringement before the Administrative Trademark Committee.
We advised the local importer and distributor of leading car and motorcycle brands in relation to a trademark dispute in Greece, resulting in an amicable settlement.
We act on behalf of an international sportswear company in the renewal of its EU and national trademarks.
We have advised a media market leader on data privacy law matters in connection with a planned acquisition of a media competitor, including with regard to its workforce integration and post-closing employment decision matters.
We act for F. Hoffman-La Roche AG, a Swiss multinational healthcare company, in relation to patent enforcement actions against a biosimilar company.
We advised a cosmetics company in relation to trademark and designs disputes and on new trademark fillings and availability.
We are advising a global pharmaceutical company on data privacy aspects and requirements in connection with company’s clinical trials programs and pharmacovigilance systems, including undertaking in-house data privacy compliance training.
We are advising the local subsidiary of a US based multinational biopharmaceutical company with respect to intellectual property rights arising from outsourcing agreements relating to medical research. We have previously advised client on data privacy issues pertaining to the processing of patients’ health-related information.
We advise the Greek subsidiary of a market leader in electric and electronic devices 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 sale of a business division to a US-based multinational information technology company.
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 are advising an international marine fuel logistics company in the context of allegations of data protection violations brought before the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (one of the first cases to be heard under the GDPR) and initiating proceedings before the civil courts. We have also assisted with several GDPR compliance projects.
We advised 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 advise the local importer and distributor of leading car and motorcycle brands on compliance with emerging data privacy requirements under the GDPR.
We advise a leading natural cosmetics company in relation to its GDPR compliance projects, including privacy and cookies policies, consent forms and data processing agreements.
We advised 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 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 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 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 and applied for an injunction on behalf of a local manufacturer of confectionary on the protection of trademarks and industrial designs.
We have advised a major chemical company on employee data sharing and transfer of data to the US in the context of an international merger.
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 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 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.