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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Global | 18 May 2017

International anti-counterfeiting legislation: existing regime and future developments

Despite efforts to identify the optimal legal framework and most efficient strategies to combat counterfeiting, it remains a constant problem…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Global, OECD | 27 Apr 2016

The economic impact of counterfeiting: strategies to secure sustainability

Intellectual property is key to all stakeholders in the value chain, from rights holders to operators in IP-intensive industries to end consumers. In…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Greece | 8 May 2015

Legal and investigative services: time for a closer union?

Anti-counterfeiting is an endless battle. While counterfeiters have all kinds of illegal weapons and methods at their disposal, brand owners must…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | European Union, Romania | 12 Nov 2014

Use it or lose it: trademark revocation for non-use

Revocation of a trademark on grounds of non-use is possible where the trademark has ceased to function as an indication of origin for a product or…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Albania | 8 Oct 2014

Competence to hear IP-related disputes

According to Article 348 of the Civil Procedure Code and Article 4(17) of the Law on Industrial Property (9947/2008), disputes involving patents…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Greece | 1 Oct 2014

Claiming damages for trademark infringement

In 2012 the new Trademark Law incorporated the EU Enforcement Directive into Greek law, significantly reforming the country’s trademark regime. The…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Albania, European Union | 9 Jul 2014

Recent amendments to Industrial Property Law

Parliament has adopted certain amendments and procedural changes to the Industrial Property Law, with the aim of harmonising Albanian law with EU…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Greece | 25 Jun 2014

Swimming among counterfeits: anti-counterfeiting solutions in the Greek islands

When rights holders think of brand enforcement in Greece, they think of the Greek islands. Summer on the Greek islands increases the problem of…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | European Union, Romania | 4 Jun 2014

Combating counterfeiting in Romania

In recent years, the global trade in counterfeit goods has boomed, affecting the proper functioning of the EU market and leading to a need for…
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Drakopoulos Law Firm | Albania | 7 May 2014

Non-use cancellation actions: ambiguities regarding burden of proof

Like other jurisdictions, Albania requires that a trademark be used in order to protect its validity. If the mark owner does not use its trademark…
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