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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Greece

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
September 16, 1994Law No. 2239/1994 on Trademarks
March 4, 1993Law No. 2121/1993 on Copyright, Related Rights and Cultural Matters

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
July 6, 2011Law No. 2943/2001 on Serving Sentences of Drug Dealers and other Provisions in the Competency of the Ministry of Justice
August 16, 2005Law No. 3377/2005, Principles and Rules on the re-organization of the operation and the development of main trade and market sectors, Issues of the Ministry of Development, 2005
March 15, 2000Law No. 2819/2000, Establishment of the Company Olympic Village 2004 S.A., Protection of Olympic Symbols and Marks and other Provisions
December 23, 1997Law No. 2557/1997 on Institutional Measures and Actions of Cultural Development
November 15, 1994Law No. 2251/1994, Consumer Protection
April 17, 1992Law No. 2040/1992, Arrangement of Subjects within the Competence of the Ministry of Agriculture and Legal Entities under the Supervision thereof, as well as other Provisions
August 30, 1976Law No. 427/1976 Concerning the replacement, Completion and Abolition of some Provisions of the Legislative Decree 243/1969 improvement and protection of vinicultural production
December 16, 1913Law 146/1914 on Unfair Competition

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
November 4, 2010Presidential Decree 109/2010, Harmonization of the Greek Broadcasting Legislation with the Directive 2010/13/EE (OJ L 95 of 15.4.2010) of the European Parliament and Council, which codified the Provisions of Directive 89/552/EEC (OJ L 298, 17.10.1989) Council, as it was in force after the last amendment by the Directive 2007/65/EC (OJ L 332, 18.12.2007) of the European Parliament and the Council on the Coordination of Certain Legislative, Regulatory and Administrative Provisions of the Member States concerning the Provision of Services of Audiovisual Media.
May 24, 2005Presidential Decree 85/2005 on Organization the Special Investigation Service (SSI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance
March 16, 1993Presidential Decree No. 81/1993, Conditions, Terms and Procedure for the Determination of Appellation of Origin for Agricultural Products
March 9, 1993Presidential Decree No. 61/1993, Conditions and Procedures for Recognizing Appellation of Origin of Olive Oil

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
December 30, 2005Ministerial Decision No. DYG3 (A)/83657, Harmonization of the Greek legislation with that of the Community in the Field of Production and Marketing of Medicinal Products for Human Use, in Compliance with No. 2001/1983/EC Directive 'on the Community Code for Medicinal Products for Human Use ', as amended by No. 2004/27/EC, 2004/24/EC Directives on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products and Article 31 of No. 2002/1998/EC Directive on setting Standards of Quality and Safety for the Collection, Testing, Processing, Storage and Distribution of Human Blood and Blood Components.
October 12, 1994Decision of the Under-Secretary of Trade, (K4 10204/12–10–1994)

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
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.

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