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Intellectual property in Greece

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Hellenic Copyright Organisation (OPI)
Regional Organisations
For the protection of patents: the European Patent Office (EPO). To control trademarks, designs and models: the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law: Law No 1733/1987 as amended by Article 18 of Law No 1739/1987, Law No 1883/1990 ratifying the Patent Cooperation Treaty
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law on Trademarks, No 2239/94; Presidential Decree No 353/1998, supplementing Law on Trademarks No2239/94 Ministerial Decision No. K4-307/2001, implementing regulations of the Madrid Protocol as ratified by Law No 2783/200.
20/25 years Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law No.1733/1987; Presidential Decree No.259/1997, regulations on the ratification of the Hague Agreement under 1960 Act
Five years, renewable  
Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights No 2121/ 1993 as amended by Article 8 of Law No 2557/1997 for harmonisation with the Council Directive 93/83  
70 years after the death of the author Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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