Legal Texts Relevant to Industrial Designs


IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
January 17, 2018Law No. 4512/2018 on Arrangements for the Implementation of the Structural Reforms of the Economic Adjustment Programmes and Other Provisions
July 6, 2011Law No. 2943/2001 on Serving Sentences of Drug Dealers and other Provisions in the Competency of the Ministry of Justice
May 24, 2011Law No. 3966/24.05.2011) on Institutional Framework of Model Pilot Schools, Establishment of an Institute of Educational Policy, Organization of the Institute of Computer Technology and Publications 'DIOFANTOS' and other Provisions

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
May 31, 2002Presidential Decree No. 161/2002 “Adaptation of Presidential Decree 259/1997 to the provisions of Directive 98/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs”

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
December 4, 2012Ministerial Decision No. 12625/1/2014 on Electronic Distribution of Documents to and from the Industrial Property Organization (OBI) and Electronic Filing of Industrial Design or Model Registration
September 19, 1997Presidential Decree No. 259/1997 Implementing Provisions of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs as ratified with law No. 2417/1996 and Provisions Concerning the National Title of Protection

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
June 21, 1996Law No. 2417/96, Ratification of The Hague Agreement Concerning the International deposit of Industrial Designs, of 6 November 1925, as revised at the Hague on 28 November 1960, and the Additional Act of Stockholm, of 14 July 1967 as amended at Stockholm on 28 September 1979
October 13, 1975Law No. 213/1975 on the Ratification of the Paris International Convention of 1883 on 'Protection of Industrial Property' as revised in Stockholm on 14th July 1967
August 1, 1975Law No. 100/1975, Ratification of a) the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization adopted on July 14, 1967 and b) the Revision of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works on July 24,1971 at Paris