|Type of property and law
|International Agreements Signed
Patent Law: Law No 1733/1987 as amended by Article 18 of Law No 1739/1987, Law No 1883/1990 ratifying the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law on Trademarks, No 2239/94; Presidential Decree No 353/1998, supplementing Law on Trademarks No2239/94 Ministerial Decision No. K4-307/2001, implementing regulations of the Madrid Protocol as ratified by Law No 2783/200.
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law No.1733/1987; Presidential Decree No.259/1997, regulations on the ratification of the Hague Agreement under 1960 Act
|Five years, renewable
Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights No 2121/ 1993 as amended by Article 8 of Law No 2557/1997 for harmonisation with the Council Directive 93/83
|70 years after the death of the author
Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
|Greek Constitution 1975/86/2001
|Division of authorities, grants to all citizens the right to seek judicial protection whenever their rights are infringed.
|General principles, law of obligations, property law, family law, and inheritance law
|Civil Procedure Code
|Jurisdiction and competence of courts, special and enforcement proceeding
|Law of merchants and industrial property
|Criminal Procedure Code
|The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece (Areios Pagos)
|Court of Cassation, it deals only with questions of law and not of fact.
|13 Courts of Appeals
|Appellate courts in the 13 largest Greek cities.
|Three-Member District Courts
|First Instance (exercise general jurisdiction over all actions, criminal or civil) and appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of the Justices of Peace.
|One-Member District Courts
|First instance over civil cases involving claims for amounts not exceeding 80.000 EUR.
|Justices of Peace
|First instance over civil cases involving claims for amounts not exceeding 12.000 EUR.
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