World Intellectual Property Organization

Greece (GR)

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Miscellaneous

Nice Classification

The Office accepts all the class headings of the Nice Classification.

Representation before the Office

The holder may act directly only when filing an international application. In all other cases, local representation is required. List of registered agents available from the Bar Association of Athens or the Bar Association of Piraeus.

Collective and Guarantee Marks

All rules and regulations in regard to collective marks are to be submitted at the time of applying for the international registration.
Greek legislation does not regulate guarantee marks.

Replacement

Recording of replacement takes place upon request, filed with the Office.

Transformation

If the request for transformation takes place after the expiry of the time limit for responding to a provisional refusal, the Office examines only on formalities; otherwise, the Office carries out full examination.

Maintenance Requirement

None.

Licenses

Recording in the International Register of a trademark license related to an international registration is not effective in Greece. However, the national law provides for the recording of licenses in relation to an international registration. This is subject to a special permission by the Administrative Trademark Committee.

Last updated on: September 6, 2012

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