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
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The Legal 500 EMEA 2016
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 & Privacy workshops.
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 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.
We have advised a leading international information technology producer on the data protection issues arising in the context of a major restructuring.
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.
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.
We are acting 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 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.
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 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.
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.