Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) has increasingly become one of the most valuable corporate assets. Well aware of the challenges inherent to this field of law, our Intellectual Property team comprises of leading lawyers who possess a thorough understanding of the latest developments in the Intellectual Property practice as well as a broad experience in both contentious and transactional Intellectual Property matters.

We advise some of the largest multi-national companies, across a variety of industry sectors, on a wide range of Intellectual Property issues, including registration, acquiring and licensing Intellectual Property and enforcing and defending Intellectual Property in litigation. In the context of M&A transactions, we conduct Intellectual Property due diligence and advise on the transfer of Intellectual Property patent and trade mark portfolios, transitional and long-term Intellectual Property licensing arrangements and other related Intellectual Property separation and carve-out issues.

Our Intellectual Property expertise is a key element in ensuring the success of several of the transactions undertaken by our Firm, which is further guaranteed through our optimal cooperation with the other practices (Corporate & Commercial, M&A, Employment & Immigration, Tax, Banking & Finance, EU,Antitrust/Competition & State Aid etc.) of Koutalidis Law Firm in providing co-ordinated, comprehensive, holistic and easy to implement advice to our clients.


Our team of highly skilled and uniquely focused lawyers work together to provide our clients with high quality services for their Intellectual Property needs, including:

  • advising on the national and EU legislative framework governing Intellectual Property rights,
  • Intellectual Property litigation, trademark litigation, patent litigation, trade secret litigation,unfair competition litigation, copyright,
  • due diligence on Intellectual Property rights, including related agreements,
  • drafting terms of Intellectual Property rights’ sale, purchase and licensing agreements,
  • drafting terms of franchising, distribution and sponsorship agreements,
  • drafting terms of research and development agreements.
  • advising on critical Intellectual Property issues in M&A transactions and financing projects,
  • securitization of Intellectual Property rights,
  • sophisticated Intellectual Property related clauses in employment agreements,
  • Intellectual Property rights taxation,
  • application for Intellectual Property rights’ (e.g. trademarks, designs, patents) registration.

We represent major industrial companies, food and pharmaceutical companies, major credit and financial institutions, IT companies, high street and luxury retailers, investors, across all Intellectual Property segments.

View Practice Highlights
  • Advising all four Greek systemic banks on the analysis and implementation of a debt restructuring scheme in relation to the existing facilities granted to a major food company in the form of common bond loans, as well as through bilateral credit facilities, including the due diligence and securitization of such food company’s trademarks and patents of significant value.
  • Advising a major paper producing company on the sale of its trademarks with a value of more than 5 million, through a private tender process by organizing its virtual data room, conducting due diligence on the trademarks and drafting/negotiating the relevant sale and purchase agreement.
  • Advising a major bank on the creation and registration of its new trademarks.
  • Defending a major bank against oppositions raised by international companies against its EU trademarks applications.
  • Representing a major bank, as opponent, in the opposition of an international company before the National Committee of Trademarks.
  • Representing an international manufacturing company against infringements of its trademarks through unlawful e-commerce practices and in particular through unlawful use of metatags.
  • Representing a major publishing company against unlawful reproduction of its web content.
  • Overturning the initial rejection of a trademark application of a media company regarding a trademark consisting only of two letters.
  • Advising a major publishing company over its Intellectual Property agreements with its journalists.
  • Defending a manufacturing company against infringements of its designs.
  • Defending an IT company before the Greek Courts regarding the commercial use of its hardware.
  • Overturning the initial rejection of a trademark application of a motorway company.
  • Representing a company for unauthorized use of its trade secrets by its former employees.
  • Defending a publishing company before the Greek courts in a dispute regarding the validity of a copyright transfer agreement.
  • Advising a listed manufactory company in a trademark license agreement regarding the labeling of certain categories of its products.