Patrinos & Kilimiris, is the oldest law firm in Greece practicing exclusively in IP. It was established in 1919 by Dr. E. Patrinos and has become one of the leading law firms,with a team of more than 20 associates, including 7 attorneys.
The firm provides comprehensive services in patent, trade mark and design counselling, filing, and prosecution; copyright protection; transfer of technology; plant varieties; licensing; negotiations and arbitration. It represents clients before the Greek Patent and Trademark office, the European Patent Office and the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market.
We employ a select number of high-qualified attorneys combining specialist knowledge and experience with flexibility, in order to serve the client in the most efficient and cost effective way possible and collaborate with more than 15 technical assistants with a superior level of expertise, covering the principal fields of science, in order to guarantee the highest quality in technical translations and offer expert opinions in patent related court proceedings.
The exceptional level of the firm’s services and our clients’ appreciation is reflected in our continuous ranking, over the years, among the top positions of Greek patent and trademark firms in the World IP Survey conducted by the Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.
Network memberships : INTA, ECTA, AIPPI, FICPI, MARQUES, UNION, EPLAW
Last Updated 31st May 2016
Established in 1951, Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices is specialized in all aspects of Intellectual property and is well known for its high level of expertise in addition to its extensive legal experience.
Our Offices are equally competent in litigation, contracts and negotiation, as well as in legal consulting. They maintain a very strong international clientele, which consists of small to large companies as well as local and foreign individuals. Moreover, Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices co-operate with prominent and trustworthy law firms on an international level, which enable us to offer comprehensive legal services to clients with international business interests.
Our state - of - the - art equipment, together with our over 70 years’ experience, high level of education and continuous awareness of the latest developments in Intellectual Property Law through webinars, studies, articles, etc. help us to provide our clients with the best available services in Greece and within the European Union. Furthermore, Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law and ethical standards with the aim of increasing long-term profits and reducing business and legal risk.
We are very happy that International Law Firms’ Guides, such as “The Legal 500”, Law Firm Directories and Legal Magazines have been continuously ranking Kiortsis & Associates Law Offices over the years in high positions among the leading IP firms.
Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners (HP&P), with a history that spans over a century, having originally been established in 1920, is broadly recognized as one of the premieur IP law firms in the country. HP&P enjoys an international reputation for high quality expert services by providing sophisticated legal and business solutions in the full IP lifecycle, from advising on and prosecuting IP portfolios, assessing, managing and maximizing the value of intellectual property in commercial and licensing transactions through out of court negotiations and settlement, IP litigation and enforcement strategies.
The firm aptly combines its international orientation with a thorough knowledge of the Greek legal and business environment. What sets HP&P apart is its extensive experience and expertise in the entire spectrum of IP services and its commitment to problem solving and achieving results. HP&P was the first law firm of its kind to implement quality control system (ISO 9001/2015).
With respect to the people comprising the Firm, Managing Partner is Eva Yazitzoglou and the other Partners are Miranda Theodoridou, Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis.
HP&P is home to 12 fully qualified lawyers with considerable experience in all intellectual property matters over many years of practice. Two ΗP&P attorneys are European Patent Attorneys, one is trained and certified by the EUIPO, while all the attorneys of the Firm are Members of the Athens Bar Association. Most of them are admitted to practice before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. With the efficient assistance of 21 experienced paralegals and supporting staff, HP&P provides legal and administrative services of excellent quality and closely collaborates with 40 technical counsellors whose expertise covers all technical fields.
HP&P is registered in the Athens Bar Association and is a member of the Greek Association of Law Firms.
HP&P attorneys are regular contributors to important and internationally recognized IP resources such as the World Trademark Review, IAM, Wolters Kluwer Manual IP, Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property and several INTA and ECTA resources.
The Firm is consistently ranked among the top IP law firms in Greece by international legal directories and associations and have received many awards in the IP field.
Despite its top ranking, HP&P is continuously striving to further improve the quality and reliability of its services and enhance its strongly actively inclusive working ethos that encourages collaboration as the main driving force behind effective leadership and successful results. Our vision is to keep on incorporating new practice areas and opportunities so that we can continue to adapt to the growing and ever-changing needs of our clients and the legal industry.