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Our practice assists clients in the protection and utilization of their brands, products and designs.

creative and viable solutions to difficult issues and strong industry knowledge

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

a very high level of service

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

We have extensive expertise in advising our clients on data privacy and the management of information.

Intellectual Property

We advise on the creation and registration of all types of intellectual and industrial property assets, including patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. We have experience in the ownership and licensing structures available to optimise the protection, enforceability, tax efficiency, including transfer pricing considerations, and exploitation of intellectual property assets. Our lawyers provide advice on compliance with the regulatory and legislative framework governing Intellectual Property on both an EU and National level.

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.

Data Protection & Privacy

We advise on all aspects of the processing and transfer of personal data. Clients rely on us for support on compliance with the legislations and regulations in place governing the administration of customer, client and employee information and management of the associated reputational and financial risks. We have experience in providing sector specific services for areas of processing subject to heavy regulation, such as human resources, whistle blowing, marketing, public relations, closed circuit television, market research and banking and health.

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 & Privacy workshops.

Who to contact

Contact Lambros
Contact Yannis

Recognitions

Data Protection Training and Advice to Multinational Mass Media Corporation

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.

Intellectual Property Related Litigation

We advised a world leading music company in relation to litigation concerning intellectual property rights of artists in Greece.

Data Privacy Advice in Health Industry

We are advising 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.

Restructuring of Information Technology Producer

We have advised a leading international information technology producer on the data protection issues arising in the context of a major restructuring.

Data Protection Notifications

We are advising a leading luxury car manufacturer and its associated bank on filing and updating of the required notifications to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA), notifying the HDPA of the operation of close circuit television on their premises and obtaining the HDPA’s authorisation regarding the interconnection of their filing systems. This is the second interconnection decision issued by the HDPA.

Hellenic Company for the Management of State Owned Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights Assignment and Renewal of Rights

We act on behalf of the Hellenic Company for the Management of State Owned Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights SA (BrandCo) in the transfer of 61 Trademarks from Olympic Airlines SA and Olympic Airways SA to BrandCo and the assignment of their use to Olympic Air SA. We are also handling legal issues relating to the portfolio of the Greek Olympic Trademarks.

Industrial Designs Filings

We are acting on behalf of an individual in the filing of three industrial designs.

Cloud Computing Advice

We advised a global market leader in metering solutions with respect to the external supply of cloud computing services and the resulting contractual arrangements.

Whistleblowing Hotline and Data Privacy

We are advising an international pharmaceuticals company on human resources issues including notification of the operation of a whistleblowing hotline as well as data privacy issues arising in the context of a number of pharmaceutical related projects and programmes.

Data Protection Advice in Airline Industry

We have advised an airline company in relation to data privacy registration requirements applicable to the provision of its services in Greece.

Compliance Report and Market Entry Survey

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.

Access to Personal Data

We advised an international pharmaceuticals company on the rights of former employees to access their personal data to support their claims against them.

Internal Investigation for Pharmaceutical Company

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.

Data Protection Notifications, Data Transfer and Monitoring Systems

We are advising the Greek subsidiary of an electric and electronic devices market leader on data protection issues including preparing and updating the required notifications to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, advising on the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, reviewing data transfer agreements, advising on employee monitoring and assisting on the drafting of data protection policies and privacy statements.

Advice on Transfer of Personal Data

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.

Trademark Approval

We advised a credit company on the approval of a trademark which involved submitting comments to the objections of the trademark authority.

E-Mail and Internet Acceptable Use Policies and Privacy Notifications

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.

Data Privacy Issues Relating to Human Resources and Email Systems

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.

Provision of External Online Services

We advised an international pharmaceutical company on data protection issues arising from the provision of external online services.

Trademark Approval

We advised an international insurance group on the approval of its trademarks.

Clinical Trials and Pharmacovigilance Notifications

We are advising a global pharmaceutical company on clinical trials and pharmacovigilance notifications, obtaining licences and undertaking in-house data privacy compliance training.

Access to Personal Data Claims

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.

Intellectual Property

  • application and effect of national and EU legislation on intellectual and industrial property and licences
  • national and EU regulations governing trademarks and patents
  • applications for patent, design and trademark registration
  • protection of rights arising from licenses and their transfer
  • intellectual and industrial property license agreements
  • brand protection
  • opposition to new brands through dispute resolution
  • infringement of patent, design, trademark rights, copyright and passing off disputes, damages and unfair competition claims

Data Protection & Privacy

  • EU and national laws and regulations governing data protection
  • obligations of data controllers, including adequate consent procedures and data subject access requests
  • notifications to Hellenic Data Protection Authority
  • obtaining authorisations from Hellenic Data Protection Authority for processing of sensitive personal data
  • interconnection of files and personal data transfer to third countries
  • legitimising cross-border data transfers, including use of EU standard contractual clauses and approval of binding corporate rules
  • designing, drafting, reviewing and updating privacy and internal HR policies
  • data security breaches, including security incident management
  • sanctions for failure to comply with EU and Greek legislation on personal data protection
  • privacy and information law applicable to internal investigations, including employee telephone, internet and email use
  • participation in multi-jurisdictional surveys involving advice on interface of data protection laws with other legislation, including
  • privacy of electronic communications