An IP audit would be highly recommended in case of business acquisition in Greece, particularly since most Greek businesses tend to under register IPRs. Moreover, IP audits are highly recommended when investing in Greek businesses.

The main steps in an IP audit are:

  • Identification of the readily identifiable IPRs (e.g. registered trademarks, designs or patents, licenses to and from third parties)
  • Identification of unregistered IPRs
  • Identification of ‘shadow’ IPRs, including in-house work manuals, databases, product/process know-hows
  • Verification of the status of IPRs
  • Assessment of their life expectancy and strength IPR valuation

Mobile phone data charges create institutional antagonism in Greece
A heated debate on competence to safeguard competition in the industry
CJEU rules on Coty v Amazon (C-567/18)

and holds that the mere storage by Amazon, in the context of its online marketplace (‘AmazonMarketplace’), of goods which infringe trademark rights does not constitute an infringement by Amazon of those trademark rights.

The German Federal Constitutional Court halts the UPC

The German Federal Constitutional Court published its long awaited decision on the 2017 constitutional complaint against the German Act of Approval to the UPCA