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Draft trademark law open for public consultation

The Greek draft law implementing the European Trade Mark Directive 2015/2436 (the Directive) was uploaded on the compenet Ministry website for public consultation on January 11, 2019, and it will remain open for public consultation until January 25, 2019 (http://www.opengov.gr/ypoian/?p=9959).

The main points of the draft law include:

In one month the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (hereinafter as GDPR) comes into force and Greek stakeholders have launched measures for compliance therewith.

Tsibanoulis & Partners successfully represented an American multinational conglomerate corporation before the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, in obtaining a license under the Hellenic Data Protection law for the cross-border transfer of personal data from Greece to the US and other non EU countries on the basis of the group’s Binding Corporate Rules.

On January 22, 2016 public consultations on the national law putting into effect the Directive 2014/26/ΕΕ on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market were concluded.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed an EUR 15 million financing agreement with Creta Farms SA, marking the first EIB transaction in Greece that benefits from the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the financing arm of the Investment Plan for Europe.

From 24 November 2014, CTM applicants have the option of having their applications published in half the time (or less) of what is usually required by virtue of the new “FAST TRACK” e-filing procedure.

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