Greece (GR)

Greece officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is its largest and capital city, followed by Thessaloniki. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring many islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.

Intellectual property protection in Greece

Intellectual property office Hellenic Industrial Property Organization (HIPO)
Contact details 5, Gianni Stavroulaki str.
151 25 Paradissos Amaroussiou
(30) 210 6183 582


Time limit applicable for entry into the PCT national phase PCT application in Greece can only be nationalised through European route
Time limit applicable for filing Conventional application 12 months from the priority date
Language Greek
Representation Foreign applicants must be represented by Greek Patent Attorney
Power of Attorney Power of Attorney may be submitted along with the application or within four months from the date of filing


Filing requirements
  • Applicant's details including name and address
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of good(s) and/or service(s)
Multiple-class applications Yes
Power of Attorney A signed Power of Attorney is required
Opposition period Within three months from publication of the trademark application
Representation Foreign applicants must be represented by Greek Trademark Attorney

Industrial Design

Filing requirements
  • Name, address, and nationality of the applicant(s)
  • Representation of design
Multiple design applications Yes, maximum 50
Power of Attorney Power of Attorney can be submitted at the time of filing or within four months from the date of filing
Examination Formal examination
Representation Foreign applicants must be represented by Greek Design Attorney

Source: WIPO and Wikipedia