Intellectual Property

Blockchain technology and law

On Friday 19 April 2019, our senior associate Konstantinos Logaras held a seminar in Nomiki Bibliothiki, a leading legal publishing house in Greece, elaborating on the interplay between the most common applications of blockchain technology and key national and EU legislation, ranging from the General Data Protection Regulation and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II to Civil and Contract Law.

Participation of ZEYA in the public consultation for the draft law implementing recast Trademarks Directive into Greek law

Our firm’s intellectual property practice group participated in the open public consultation launched by the Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Development for the draft law to transpose the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 on the approximation of laws of the Member States relating to trade marks into Greek law. In particular, Konstantinos Logaras,  senior associate, specialising in intellectual property, expressed his views on various provisions of this important legislation for enterprises seeking to protect their brands in the Greek market.

Presentation on Blockchain & Intellectual Property Rights at the IP and e-Commerce-The Challenge conference

Konstantinos  Logaras, senior associate, has spoken on the possible implementation of blockchain technology in the protection of Intellectual Property, at the “IP and e-Commerce. The Challenge” conference, held on 22 September 2018 in Athens by ESIMET (Trademark Companies Association of Greece-Cyprus-Albania-Romania, FYROM & Turkey). Konstantinos elaborated on how blockchain technology could assist IP owners protect and manage their assets as well as help consumers identify counterfeit products.  

Dispute with parallel importer

Zepos & Yannopoulos represented a Japanese manufacturer of medical devices in a dispute with a parallel importer in Greece. The court prohibited the defendant from importing the products in Greece and from using the client’s trademarks, while it also awarded a significant amount as moral damages.

Nikos Christoforidis and Konstantinos Logaras represented the client in the litigation proceedings.
 

 

Implementation of anti-counterfeit strategy

Zepos & Yannopoulos advised a world leading international fashion house of luxury products in a complex litigation with two retailers of counterfeit products in Rhodes island, Greece. As a result of a successful litigation, our firm assisted in the negotiation and eventual conclusion of the highest ever settlement in the history of the client in terms of trademark enforcement cases in Europe.  

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