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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Mai 02, 2012 (Newsletter Issue 7/12)
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New Trademark Law

The new Greek Trademark Law No. 4072/2012 was published in the Government’s Gazette on April 11, 2012 and will be set into force as of October 11, 2012.

The main features of the new law include:

- E-filing possible
- Examiner will decide on absolute and relative grounds of refusal to speed up the registration procedure
- Official fees will be reduced
- Opposition term shortened to 3 months
- Faster electronic publication facility for accepted applications
- Codifies various provisions of the Greek law governing CTMs and International Registrations
- A trademark license agreement may be recorded upon petition o either the licensor or the licensee without the need for submission of the license deed and its examination by the Administrative Trademarks Committee.

For further information please also check the article of Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis from Vayanos Kostopoulos Law Firm here

Source: Vayanos Kostopoulos Law Firm, Greece