We have developed substantial expertise in trademark and other distinctive signs protection, unfair competition and similar fields of law. Our experience covers registration of trademarks both in the domestic and European level, as well as court litigation, administrative proceedings, anti -counterfeit and pirated goods proceedings, Customs Authorities proceedings, parallel imports, etc.
M&A is one of the firm’s core businesses. During the past decade we have been actively involved in some of the country’s major M&A deals in sectors like foodstuffs, transports, post and courier services, energy, media and entertainment, telecommunications, insurance and financial services.
The firm has always been heavily involved in insurance and reinsurance litigation. Our members have represented in the past Lloyds syndicates and other local and foreign insurers in cases relating to D&O and professional liability policies, aviation accidents, marine insurance, etc.
Since 2005, our firm has established a close cooperation with foreign firms providing specialized advice to the aviation market. We have repeatedly advised air carriers with international operations regarding their activities in Greece.
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Christos Chrissanthis & Partners is a business law firm located in Athens, Greece dedicated to the provision of high quality, timely and innovative legal services. The firm has developed substantial experience and expertise, as well as an impressive success historical record, particularly in the fields of antitrust, trademarks and patents (both litigation and registration issues), mergers and acquisitions and insurance and reinsurance. Our team has successfully led trademarks litigation before the GCEU in cases T-261/17 and T-215/20. Our founder Christos Chrissanthis was the major reporter of the legislative committee that drafted the new Greek Trademarks Act (law 4679/20) implementing Directive 2025/2436 EU. Christos Chrissanthis drafted law 4796/2021 transferring the competence for the administration of the trademarks’ registry from the Ministry of Development to the Greek Patent Office. We are actively involved both in complex commercial litigation, and in business negotiations, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate matters, as well as in maintaining trademark and patent rights. We have handled cases not only before the Greek courts, but also before the EU Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (trademark cases), the EU court of First Instance, the EU European Court of Justice, the European Court for Human Rights and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (domain name cases). We have strongly invested in information technology systems and developed custom software to meet the needs of specific type of work, such as maintaining trademark and patent rights. Read more...
Professor of Commercial Law