Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm
64 Skoufa, Kolonaki, 106 80 Athens, Greece.
Phone: +30 210 3633 662
“Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm” is one of the most specialized law firms in the fields of Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and Internet Law in Greece, while also offering a wide range of services in most areas of Law. Managing partner Arhondoula Papapanagiotou has 30 years of experience, with expertise in areas such as copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, and media law.
Our Law firm has a continuous, active and successful presence in the Greek IP market, for 26-years, in relation to all sectors of intellectual property (Copyright, Industrial Designs, Patent Law, Trade Marks, Software, New Technologies, the Internet, Data Protection Law, Collective Management, etc.) as well as in Telecommunication Law, Mass Media Law, and also in the wider field of Civil Law, Commercial-Bankruptcy Law and Employment & Labor Law. We cover a complete range of services in terms of litigation, legal counselling, contracts, and negotiations.
The firm has preserved a high reputation due to its business-oriented and accurate solutions as legal counsels and managers of IP portfolios (e.g., IPR business structuring, clearance, licensing and IPR audits for eligible investments and startups) of large entities (including Greece’s largest venture capital), and at the same time is highly respected for its anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement strategy. Important multinational enterprises (e.g., Business Software Alliance, Microsoft, Group Richemont) have entrusted the firm with their enforcement activities strategies in Greece in relation to their IP rights. At the same time, it has received the anti-piracy award of excellence for a successful and balanced combination of strong litigation and the enactment of Europe’s most successful government-led software anti-piracy campaign. The firm’s expertise in IPR protection and enforcement continues to expand through significant anti-piracy assignments by leading worldwide companies and by the most influential Greek investors in the market.
Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners’ is known for its focus on new technologies, support of start-ups from seed-stage to investment, conduct of Due Diligence on IP and Corporate issues, representation of investors operating in IP oriented markets, and legal management of major firms’ patent and overall IP portfolios. The firm has been handling patent-protection related projects for major companies, relevant services including successful handling of patent and industrial design litigation, drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as protecting, safeguarding and evaluating legal status of patent portfolios. The firm provides to its clients, legal support in strategic decision making, with regard to inventions and patents, in all stages of product innovation, from freedom to operate appraisals to selection of optimal IP and patent-protection action and relevant patent (or other industrial-law related) filings.
Moreover, Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners’ expertise fully covers all sectors of the entertainment industry. For many years it has been successfully representing major foreign studios, Greek film producers, theatrical production companies, publishers, record companies, national TV broadcasters and digital platforms in Greece (in relation to IP issues), as well as individual rightsholders, such as famous authors, directors, writers, composers, sculptors, actors, musicians etc. Our firm is also an expert in rights’-clearance negotiations with Collecting Societies.
Finally, the scope of the firm’s services extends to issues which have grown to be crucial for the IT and media industry, such as compliance with the applicable data protection legislation. Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners is a pioneer in the field of data protection and provides legal counsel to companies engaging, among other data-related activities, in transnational data processing and big data management.
Our company is well-known for the “business oriented” approach by which it handles the matters assigned to it.
For continuous years “Arhondoula Papapanagiotou & Partners Law Firm” has been distinguished from the LEGAL500 EMEA as a top tier Law Firm in the field of Intellectual Property in Greece.
In more detail, our services include:
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Our Company provides specialized legal services, advisory and negotiatory (Protection-Consultancy) as well as court representation (Enforcement-Litigation) in the context of all areas of Intellectual Property Law including the following:
Patents – Know How
Trademarks – Domain Names
Designs – Models
DATA PROTECTION: We provide full support for business compliance with standing privacy and personal data protection legislation at national and international level.
MASS MEDIA LAW: We provide legal services for broadcasters, ranging from compliance with Broadcasting Legislation and Intellectual Property to the Protection of Personality Law, Company-Commercial Law, Labor Law (Individual and Collective) and Competition Law.
INTERNET AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW: Our law firm offers comprehensive services in all fields of internet law (such as online contracts, ToS drafting) and telecommunications law (such as regulatory compliance and related filings).
COMPANY – COMMERCIAL BANKRUPTCY LAW: We cover the full range of Corporate and Commercial Law services, from the establishment of a Company to its International Expansion and / or its restructuring, reorganization, liquidation, bankruptcy.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW: We represent corporate and individual clients in the field of labor and employment law at advisory and litigation level.