DESIGNS

Our law firm advises clients on the prosecution and protection of designs in Greece and the EU. We act as local representatives for Community Designs for domestic clients and applicants from outside the EU.

Greek Designs

Greek (industrial) designs are registered with the Greek Patent Office (Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation - OBI). A design right is an exclusive right for the outward visible appearance of a product or part of it, resulting from the specific features of the product and/or its ornamentation, such as the lines, contours, colours, shape, form, colour etc. A design must be new and must have an individual character.

The design application includes a graphic or photographic representation of the design. The Greek Patent Office grants a design within four months from the filing date. Renewal fees are paid every five years for a total of twenty-five years.

Community Designs

The Community Design Right grants the proprietor a uniform protection with unitary effect throughout the territory of the European Union. We act as local representatives for Community Designs for domestic clients and applicants from outside the EU.

International Registration Of Industrial Designs

Greece joined the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs in 1997. Protection is provided for a design registered with the WIPO covering Greece.

For further details, please contact our office.

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