IP & MEDIA LAW
IP is the abbreviation for both Intellectual Property and Industrial Property law. Intellectual property refers to the legal rights protecting the creativity of enterprises and individuals such as inventions, designs, trademarks, artistic and literary works. Industrial property is slightly narrower since it doesn’t include artistic and literary works.
IP rights are the legal rights, which creations of the human mind can give rise to, including: Patents or utility models, Design protection, Trade mark protection, Topographies protection, Geographical indication, Trade secrets, Copyright protection, Plant varieties protection and Traditional knowledge.
As a result of the information technologies revolution and the growth of the service economy, companies are realizing that intangible assets are often becoming more valuable than their physical assets.
Our lawyers can help our clients to identify, register, manage and protect their IP assets with the utmost care against piracy and counterfeiting, by legally protecting, acquiring and maintaining IP rights.
Media or Entertainment law covers an area of law which involves media of all different types (TV, film, music, publishing, advertising, Internet & news media, etc.), and stretches over various legal fields, which include corporate, finance, intellectual property, publicity and privacy. Our office has significant experience in all aspects (civil, criminal and administrative) of disputes regarding privacy and personal data violations from both digital and print media, including the regulatory compliance with the Hellenic Broadcasting legislation.