Contracts

Assignment The assignment of IPRs in Greece should be in writing and, in the case of registrable IPRs, recorded with the competent IPR office, otherwise they remain un-opposable to third parties.

Licensing The licensing of IPRs (including applications) requires a written agreement.

For trademarks, such license agreement should be recorded with the Greek TM Registry.

For patents, utility models and industrial design license, the recordal of licenses is only of probative nature.

Non-contractual patent licenses may be granted, under certain circumstances, without prior consent of the patentee, for non-exploited patents, following third-party application.

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