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Trademark registration

Trademark registration services at Greek national, EU, or international levels

According to the Article 121 of Greek Law 4072/2012, “A Trademark may be any sign, which can be represented graphically and is capable of distinguishing a company’s products or services from those of other companies. Trademarks may be, most particularly, words, names, brand names, aliases, images, drawings, letters, numbers, colours, sounds (including musical phrases), the product’s shape or its packaging’s shape and the advertising slogans.” As clearly described above, a company’s products or services are distinguished by the products or services of other companies when they are connected with or characterized by a Trademark.

The benefits of trademark registration

A company, and therefore its products and services, is distinguished from other companies by its brand name, no matter whether it was registered in the relevant chamber or not. Thanks to this distinction, we avoid consumers’ confusion. The company, as its reputation spreads, lends intangible commercial value to its brand name by providing qualitative products and services. The company must preserve this “distinction,” as its existence depends on it.

By registering a trademark, the company certifies and consolidates the above mentioned “distinction,” in order to continue to gain advantage from it. If the trademark is not registered with the relevant ministry, then the company risks being forced by the courts to stop using it, regardless of how much intangible commercial value it has given to that trademark, in case a third party registers that trademark for its own benefit by filing an application with the Trademark Office. Thus, creating and registering a company trademark not only confers a sense of uniqueness to your services and products, but also protects it from being used without your permission by unscrupulous competitors.

Exclusive right to use trademarks

According to the Article 122 of Law 4072/2012, the right to exclusive use of a trademark is provided by its registration, which is realized by filing an application in the Directorate of Commercial and Industrial Property (Trademark Office) of the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, under Article 134 of the same law. The trademark is approved by the examiner and the Administrative Trademark Committee or the courts, through issue of final decisions in both cases.

Trademark classification

Trademarks are classified into categories (classes), according to the Nice classification system. Classes 1 to 34 refer to the classification of products, and classes 35 to 45 refer to the classification of services. For example, a trademark that characterizes legal services is to be classified under class 45. If a trademark refers to multiple services or products, it can be classified under multiple classes, accordingly.

Click on the numbers in the picture below to see the services and products included in each class.

  • 1

    Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 1 includes mainly chemical products used in industry, science and agriculture, including those which go to the making of products belonging to other classes.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • compost;
    • salt for preserving other than for foodstuffs;
    • certain additives for the food industry (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • raw natural resins (Cl. 2);
    • chemical products for use in medical science (Cl. 5);
    • fungicides, herbicides and preparations for destroying vermin (Cl. 5);
    • adhesives for stationery or household purposes (Cl. 16);
    • salt for preserving foodstuffs (Cl. 30);
    • straw mulch (Cl. 31).
  • 2

    Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 2 includes mainly paints, colorants and preparations used for the protection against corrosion.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • paints, varnishes and lacquers for industry, handicrafts and arts;
    • dyestuffs for clothing;
    • colorants for foodstuffs and beverages.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • unprocessed artificial resins (Cl. 1);
    • laundry blueing (Cl. 3);
    • cosmetic dyes (Cl. 3);
    • paint boxes (articles for use in school) (Cl. 16);
    • insulating paints and varnishes (Cl. 17).
  • 3

    Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 3 includes mainly cleaning preparations and toilet preparations.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • deodorants for human beings or for animals;
    • room fragrancing preparations;
    • sanitary preparations being toiletries.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • chemical chimney cleaners (Cl. 1);
    • degreasing preparations for use in manufacturing processes (Cl. 1);
    • deodorants other than for human beings or for animals (Cl. 5);
    • sharpening stones and grindstones (hand tools) (Cl. 8).
  • 4

    Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 4 includes mainly industrial oils and greases, fuels and illuminants.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain special industrial oils and greases (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods).
  • 5

    Pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 5 includes mainly pharmaceuticals and other preparations for medical or veterinary purposes.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • sanitary preparations for personal hygiene, other than toiletries;
    • diapers for babies and incontinents;
    • deodorants other than for human beings or for animals;
    • dietary supplements, intended to supplement a normal diet or to have health benefits;
    • meal replacements, dietetic food and beverages, adapted for medical or veterinary use;
    • cigarettes without tobacco, for medical purposes.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • sanitary preparations being toiletries (Cl. 3);
    • deodorants for human beings or for animals (Cl. 3);
    • supportive bandages (Cl. 10);
    • meal replacements, dietetic food and beverages not for medical or veterinary use (Cl. 29, 30, 31, 32 or 33).
  • 6

    Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; ores.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 6 includes mainly unwrought and partly wrought common metals as well as simple products made of them.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • bauxite (Cl. 1);
    • mercury, antimony, alkaline and alkaline-earth metals (Cl. 1);
    • metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art (Cl. 2);
    • certain goods made of common metals that are classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods).
  • 7

    Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 7 includes mainly machines, machine tools, motors and engines.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • parts of motors and engines (of all kinds);
    • electric cleaning machines and apparatus.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain special machines and machine tools (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • hand tools and implements, hand-operated (Cl. 8);
    • motors and engines for land vehicles (Cl. 12).
  • 8

    Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 8 includes mainly hand-operated implements used as tools in the respective professions.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • cutlery of precious metals;
    • electric razors and clippers (hand instruments).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain special instruments (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • machine tools and implements driven by a motor (Cl. 7);
    • surgical cutlery (Cl. 10);
    • side arms being firearms (Cl. 13);
    • paper knives (Cl. 16);
    • fencing weapons (Cl. 28).
  • 9

    Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • apparatus and instruments for scientific research in laboratories;
    • apparatus and instruments for controlling ships, such as apparatus and instruments for measuring and for transmitting orders;
    • protractors;
    • punched card office machines;
    • all computer programs and software regardless of recording media or means of dissemination, that is, software recorded on magnetic media or downloaded from a remote computer network.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • the following electrical apparatus and instruments:
      1. electromechanical apparatus for the kitchen (grinders and mixers for foodstuffs, fruit presses, electrical coffee mills, etc.), and certain other apparatus and instruments driven by an electrical motor, all coming under Class 7;
      2. apparatus for pumping or dispensing fuels (Cl. 7);
      3. electric razors, clippers (hand instruments) and flat irons (Cl. 8);
      4. electrical apparatus for space heating or for the heating of liquids, for cooking, ventilating, etc. (Cl. 11);
      5. electric toothbrushes and combs (Cl. 21);
    • clocks and watches and other chronometric instruments (Cl. 14);
    • control clocks (Cl. 14);
    • amusement and game apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor (Cl. 28).
  • 10

    Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 10 includes mainly medical apparatus, instruments and articles.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • special furniture for medical use;
    • hygienic rubber articles (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • supportive bandages.
  • 11

    Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • air conditioning apparatus;
    • bed warmers, hot water bottles, warming pans, electric or non-electric;
    • electrically heated cushions (pads) and blankets, not for medical purposes;
    • electric kettles;
    • electric cooking utensils.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • steam producing apparatus (parts of machines) (Cl. 7);
    • electrically heated clothing (Cl. 9).
  • 12

    Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • motors and engines for land vehicles;
    • couplings and transmission components for land vehicles;
    • air cushion vehicles.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain special vehicles not for transportation purposes (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • certain parts of vehicles (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • railway material of metal (Cl. 6);
    • motors, engines, couplings and transmission components other than for land vehicles (Cl. 7);
    • parts of motors and engines (of all kinds) (Cl. 7).
  • 13

    Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 13 includes mainly firearms and pyrotechnical products.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • matches (Cl. 34).
  • 14

    Precious metals and their alloys; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 14 includes mainly precious metals, goods in precious metals or coated therewith and, in general jewellery, clocks and watches.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    jewellery (i.e., imitation jewellery and jewellery of precious metal and stones);
    • cuff links, tie pins.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain goods in precious metals classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods), for example, metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art (Cl. 2), amalgam of gold for dentists (Cl. 5), cutlery (Cl. 8), electric contacts (Cl. 9), pen nibs of gold (Cl. 16), teapots (Cl. 21), gold and silver embroidery (Cl. 26), cigar boxes (Cl. 34);
    • objects of art not of precious metals (classified according to the material of which they consist).
  • 15

    Musical instruments.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • mechanical pianos and their accessories;
    • musical boxes;
    • electrical and electronic musical instruments.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • apparatus for the recording, transmission, amplification and reproduction of sound (Cl. 9).
  • 16

    Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists' materials; paintbrushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging; printers' type; printing blocks.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 16 includes mainly paper and cardboard, goods made from those materials and office requisites.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • paper knives;
    • duplicators;
    • plastic sheets, sacks and bags for wrapping and packaging;
    • table linen of paper.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain goods made of paper and cardboard that are classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • paints (Cl. 2);
    • hand tools for artists (for example, spatulas, sculptors' chisels) (Cl. 8);
    • bed linen of paper (Cl. 24).
  • 17

    Unprocessed and semi-processed rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and substitutes for all these materials; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 17 includes mainly electrical, thermal and acoustic insulating materials and plastics, being for use in manufacture in the form of sheets, blocks and rods, and goods made of the materials in this class.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • rubber material for recapping tyres;
    • padding and stuffing materials of rubber or plastics;
    • floating anti-pollution barriers.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain goods made of the materials in this class that are classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods).
  • 18

    Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 18 includes mainly leather, imitations of leather, goods made of those materials, travel goods and saddlery.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • luggage tags.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • clothing, footwear, headgear (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • certain goods made of leather, imitations of leather, animal skins and hides, that are classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods).
  • 19

    Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 19 includes mainly non-metallic building materials.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • semi-worked woods (for example, beams, planks, panels);
    • veneers;
    • building glass (for example, floor slabs, glass tiles);
    • glass granules for marking out roads;
    • letter boxes of masonry.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • cement preservatives and cement-waterproofing preparations (Cl. 1);
    • fireproofing preparations (Cl. 1).
  • 20

    Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; unworked or semi-worked bone, horn, ivory, whalebone or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 20 includes mainly furniture and parts therefor, as well as certain goods made of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastic.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • metal furniture and furniture for camping;
    • bedding (for example, mattresses, spring mattresses, pillows);
    • looking glasses, furniture and toilet mirrors;
    • registration number plates, not of metal;
    • letter boxes, not of metal or masonry.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain mirrors, classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • certain goods made of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastic, that are classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • special furniture for laboratories (Cl. 9);
    • special furniture for medical use (Cl. 10);
    • bed linen (Cl. 24);
    • eiderdowns (Cl. 24).
  • 21

    Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paintbrushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 21 includes mainly small, hand-operated utensils and apparatus for household and kitchen use as well as toilet utensils, glassware and articles in porcelain.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • utensils and containers for household and kitchen use, for example, kitchen utensils, pails, pans of iron, of aluminium, of plastics or of other materials, small hand-operated apparatus for mincing, grinding or pressing;
    • electric combs;
    • electric toothbrushes;
    • dish stands and decanter stands.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain goods made of glass, porcelain and earthenware that are classified according to their function or purpose (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • cleaning preparations, soaps, etc. (Cl. 3);
    • small apparatus for mincing, grinding or pressing, which are driven by electricity (Cl. 7);
    • razors and shaving apparatus, clippers (hand instruments), metal implements and utensils for manicure and pedicure (Cl. 8);
    • cooking utensils, electric (Cl. 11);
    • toilet mirrors (Cl. 20).
  • 22

    Ropes and string; nets; tents, awnings and tarpaulins; sails; sacks; padding and stuffing materials (except of paper, cardboard, rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 22 includes mainly canvas and other materials for making sails, rope, padding and stuffing materials and raw fibrous textile materials.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • cords and twines in natural or artificial textile fibres, paper or plastics;
    • sacks and bags for transporting or storing goods and materials in bulk (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain nets and bags (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • strings for musical instruments (Cl. 15);
    • padding and stuffing materials of paper or cardboard (Cl. 16), rubber or plastics (Cl. 17).
  • 23

    Yarns and threads, for textile use.

  • 24

    Textiles and substitutes for textiles; bed covers; table covers.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 24 includes mainly textiles (piece goods) and textile covers for household use.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • household linen;
    • bed linen of paper.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain special textiles (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • electrically heated blankets, for medical purposes (Cl. 10) and not for medical purposes (Cl. 11);
    • table linen of paper (Cl. 16);
    • horse blankets (Cl. 18).
  • 25

    Clothing, footwear, headgear.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain clothing and footwear for special use (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods).
  • 26

    Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 26 includes mainly dressmakers' articles.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • slide fasteners.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain special types of hooks (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • certain special types of needles (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • yarns and threads for textile use (Cl. 23).
  • 27

    Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).

    Explanatory Note

    Class 27 includes mainly products intended to be added as furnishings to previously constructed floors and walls.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • wooden flooring (Cl. 19).
  • 28

    Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • amusement and game apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor;
    • fishing tackle;
    • equipment for various sports and games.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain gymnastic and sporting articles (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • Christmas tree candles (Cl. 4);
    • diving equipment (Cl. 9);
    • electrical lamps (garlands) for Christmas trees (Cl. 11);
    • fishing nets (Cl. 22);
    • clothing for gymnastics and sports (Cl. 25);
    • confectionery and chocolate decorations for Christmas trees (Cl. 30).
  • 29

    Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 29 includes mainly foodstuffs of animal origin as well as vegetables and other horticultural comestible products which are prepared for consumption or conservation.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • milk beverages (milk predominating).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain foodstuffs of plant origin (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • baby food (Cl. 5);
    • dietetic food and substances adapted for medical use (Cl. 5);
    • dietary supplements (Cl. 5);
    • salad dressings (Cl. 30);
    • fertilised eggs for hatching (Cl. 31);
    • foodstuffs for animals (Cl. 31);
    • live animals (Cl. 31).
  • 30

    Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastries and confectionery; edible ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 30 includes mainly foodstuffs of plant origin prepared for consumption or conservation as well as auxiliaries intended for the improvement of the flavour of food.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • beverages with coffee, cocoa, chocolate or tea base;
    • cereals prepared for human consumption (for example, oat flakes and those made of other cereals).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • certain foodstuffs of plant origin (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
    • salt for preserving other than for foodstuffs (Cl. 1);
    • medicinal teas and dietetic food and substances adapted for medical use (Cl. 5);
    • baby food (Cl. 5);
    • dietary supplements (Cl. 5);
    • raw cereals (Cl. 31);
    • foodstuffs for animals (Cl. 31).
  • 31

    Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products; raw and unprocessed grains and seeds; fresh fruits and vegetables; natural plants and flowers; live animals; foodstuffs for animals; malt.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 31 includes mainly land products not having been subjected to any form of preparation for consumption, live animals and plants as well as foodstuffs for animals.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • raw woods;
    • raw cereals;
    • fertilised eggs for hatching;
    • mollusca and crustacea (live).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • cultures of micro-organisms and leeches for medical purposes (Cl. 5);
    • dietary supplements for animals (Cl. 5);
    • semi-worked woods (Cl. 19);
    • artificial fishing bait (Cl. 28);
    • rice (Cl. 30);
    • tobacco (Cl. 34).
  • 32

    Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 32 includes mainly non-alcoholic beverages, as well as beer.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • de-alcoholised beverages.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • beverages for medical purposes (Cl. 5);
    • milk beverages (milk predominating) (Cl. 29);
    • beverages with coffee, cocoa, chocolate or tea base (Cl. 30).
  • 33

    Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

    Explanatory Note

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • medicinal beverages (Cl. 5);
    • de-alcoholised beverages (Cl. 32).
  • 34

    Tobacco; smokers' articles; matches.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • tobacco substitutes (not for medical purposes).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • cigarettes without tobacco, for medical purposes (Cl. 5).
  • 35

    Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 35 includes mainly services rendered by persons or organizations principally with the object of: 1. help in the working or management of a commercial undertaking, or 2. help in the management of the business affairs or commercial functions of an industrial or commercial enterprise, as well as services rendered by advertising establishments primarily undertaking communications to the public, declarations or announcements by all means of diffusion and concerning all kinds of goods or services.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • the bringing together, for the benefit of others, of a variety of goods (excluding the transport thereof), enabling customers to conveniently view and purchase those goods; such services may be provided by retail stores, wholesale outlets, through mail order catalogues or by means of electronic media, for example, through web sites or television shopping programmes;
    • services consisting of the registration, transcription, composition, compilation or systematization of written communications and registrations, and also the compilation of mathematical or statistical data;
    • services of advertising agencies and services such as the distribution of prospectuses, directly or through the post, or the distribution of samples. This Class may refer to advertising in connection with other services, such as those concerning bank loans or advertising by radio.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • services such as evaluations and reports of engineers which do not directly refer to the working or management of affairs in a commercial or industrial enterprise (consult the Alphabetical List of Services).
  • 36

    Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 36 includes mainly services rendered in financial and monetary affairs and services rendered in relation to insurance contracts of all kinds.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • services relating to financial or monetary affairs comprise the following:
      1. services of all the banking establishments, or institutions connected with them such as exchange brokers or clearing services;
      2. services of credit institutions other than banks such as co-operative credit associations, individual financial companies, lenders, etc.;
      3. services of "investment trusts," of holding companies;
      4. services of brokers dealing in shares and property;
      5. services connected with monetary affairs vouched for by trustees;
      6. services rendered in connection with the issue of travellers' cheques and letters of credit;
    • hire- or lease-purchase financing;
    • services of realty administrators of buildings, i.e., services of letting or valuation, or financing;
    • services dealing with insurance such as services rendered by agents or brokers engaged in insurance, services rendered to insured, and insurance underwriting services.
  • 37

    Building construction; repair; installation services.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 37 includes mainly services rendered by contractors or subcontractors in the construction or making of permanent buildings, as well as services rendered by persons or organizations engaged in the restoration of objects to their original condition or in their preservation without altering their physical or chemical properties.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • services relating to the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, dams or transmission lines and services of undertakings specializing in the field of construction such as those of painters, plumbers, heating installers or roofers;
    • services auxiliary to construction services like inspections of construction plans;
    • services of shipbuilding;
    • services consisting of hiring of tools or building materials;
    • repair services, i.e., services which undertake to put any object into good condition after wear, damage, deterioration or partial destruction (restoration of an existing building or another object that has become imperfect and is to be restored to its original condition);
    • various repair services such as those in the fields of electricity, furniture, instruments, tools, etc.;
    • services of maintenance for preserving an object in its original condition without changing any of its properties (for the difference between this Class and Class 40 see the Explanatory Note of Class 40).

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • services consisting of storage of goods such as clothes or vehicles (Cl. 39);
    • services connected with dyeing of cloth or clothes (Cl. 40).
  • 38

    Telecommunications.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 38 includes mainly services allowing at least one person to communicate with another by a sensory means. Such services include those which: 1. allow one person to talk to another, 2. transmit messages from one person to another, and 3. place a person in oral or visual communication with another (radio and television).

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • services which consist essentially of the diffusion of radio or television programmes.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • radio advertising services (Cl. 35);
    • telephone marketing (telemarketing) services (Cl. 35).
  • 39

    Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 39 includes mainly services for the transport of people, animals or goods from one place to another (by rail, road, water, air or pipeline) and services necessarily connected with such transport, as well as services relating to the storing of goods in a warehouse or other building for their preservation or guarding.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • services rendered by companies exploiting stations, bridges, rail-road ferries, etc., used by the transporter;
    • services connected with the hiring of transport vehicles;
    • services connected with maritime tugs, unloading, the functioning of ports and docks and the salvaging of wrecked ships and their cargoes;
    • services connected with the packaging and parcelling of goods before dispatch;
    • services consisting of information about journeys or the transport of goods by brokers and tourist agencies, information relating to tariffs, timetables and methods of transport;
    • services relating to the inspection of vehicles or goods before transport.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • services relating to advertising transport undertakings such as the distribution of prospectuses or advertising on the radio (Cl. 35);
    • services relating to the issuing of travellers' cheques or letters of credit by brokers or travel agents (Cl. 36);
    • services relating to insurances (commercial, fire or life) during the transport of persons or goods (Cl. 36);
    • services rendered by the maintenance and repair of vehicles, nor the maintenance or repair of objects connected with the transport of persons or goods (Cl. 37);
    • services relating to reservation of rooms in a hotel by travel agents or brokers (Cl. 43).
  • 40

    Treatment of materials.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 40 includes mainly services not included in other classes, rendered by the mechanical or chemical processing, transformation or production of objects or inorganic or organic substances, including custom manufacturing services. For the purposes of classification, the production or manufacturing of goods is considered a service only in cases where it is effected for the account of another person to their order and specification. If the production or manufacturing is not being performed to fulfil an order for goods which meet the customer's particular needs, requirements, or specifications, then it is generally ancillary to the maker's primary commercial activity or goods in trade. If the substance or object is marketed to third parties by the person who processed, transformed or produced it, then this would generally not be considered a service.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • services relating to transformation of an object or substance and any process involving a change in its essential properties (for example, dyeing a garment); consequently, a maintenance service, although usually in Class 37, is included in Class 40 if it entails such a change (for example, the chroming of motor vehicle bumpers);
    • services of material treatment which may be present during the production of any substance or object other than a building; for example, services which involve cutting, shaping, polishing by abrasion or metal coating;
    • the custom manufacturing of goods to the order and specification of others (bearing in mind that certain offices require that the goods produced be indicated), for example, custom manufacturing of automobiles.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • repair services (Cl. 37);
    • certain customization services, for example, the custom painting of automobiles (Cl. 37).
  • 41

    Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 41 covers mainly services rendered by persons or institutions in the development of the mental faculties of persons or animals, as well as services intended to entertain or to engage the attention.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • services consisting of all forms of education of persons or training of animals;
    • services having the basic aim of the entertainment, amusement or recreation of people;
    • presentation of works of visual art or literature to the public for cultural or educational purposes.
  • 42

    Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 42 includes mainly services provided by persons, individually or collectively, in relation to the theoretical and practical aspects of complex fields of activities; such services are provided by members of professions such as chemists, physicists, engineers, computer programmers, etc.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • the services of engineers and scientists who undertake evaluations, estimates, research and reports in the scientific and technological fields (including technological consultancy);
    • scientific research services for medical purposes.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • business research and evaluations (Cl. 35);
    • word processing and computer file management services (Cl. 35);
    • financial and fiscal evaluations (Cl. 36);
    • mining and oil extraction (Cl. 37);
    • computer (hardware) installation and repair services (Cl. 37);
    • services provided by the members of professions such as medical doctors, veterinary surgeons, psychoanalysts (Cl. 44);
    • medical treatment services (Cl. 44);
    • garden design (Cl. 44);
    • legal services (Cl. 45).
  • 43

    Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 43 includes mainly services provided by persons or establishments whose aim is to prepare food and drink for consumption and services provided to obtain bed and board in hotels, boarding houses or other establishments providing temporary accommodation.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • reservation services for travellers' accommodation, particularly through travel agencies or brokers;
    • boarding for animals.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • rental services for real estate such as houses, flats, etc., for permanent use (Cl. 36);
    • arranging travel by tourist agencies (Cl. 39);
    • preservation services for food and drink (Cl. 40);
    • discotheque services (Cl. 41);
    • boarding schools (Cl. 41);
    • rest and convalescent homes (Cl. 44).
  • 44

    Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.

    Explanatory Note

    Class 44 includes mainly medical care, hygienic and beauty care given by persons or establishments to human beings and animals; it also includes services relating to the fields of agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • medical analysis services relating to the treatment of persons (such as x-ray examinations and taking of blood samples);
    • artificial insemination services;
    • pharmacy advice;
    • animal breeding;
    • services relating to the growing of plants such as gardening;
    • services relating to floral art such as floral compositions as well as garden design.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • vermin exterminating (other than for agriculture, horticulture and forestry) (Cl. 37);
    • installation and repair services for irrigation systems (Cl. 37);
    • ambulance transport (Cl. 39);
    • animal slaughtering services and taxidermy (Cl. 40);
    • timber felling and processing (Cl. 40);
    • animal training services (Cl. 41);
    • health clubs for physical exercise (Cl. 41);
    • scientific research services for medical purposes (Cl. 42);
    • boarding for animals (Cl. 43);
    • retirement homes (Cl. 43).
  • 45

    Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

    Explanatory Note

    This Class includes, in particular:

    • services rendered by lawyers, legal assistants, and personal advocates, to individuals, groups of individuals, organizations and enterprises;
    • investigation and surveillance services relating to the safety of persons and entities;
    • services provided to individuals in relation with social events, such as social escort services, matrimonial agencies, funeral services.

    This Class does not include, in particular:

    • professional services giving direct aid in the operations or functions of a commercial undertaking (Cl. 35);
    • services relating to financial or monetary affairs and services dealing with insurance (Cl. 36);
    • escorting of travellers (Cl. 39);
    • security transport (Cl. 39);
    • services consisting of all forms of education of persons (Cl. 41);
    • performances of singers or dancers (Cl. 41);
    • computer services for the protection of software (Cl. 42);
    • services provided by others to give medical, hygienic or beauty care for human beings or animals (Cl. 44);
    • certain rental services (consult the Alphabetical List of Services and General Remark (b) relating to the classification of services).

Trademark registration procedure

Trademark registration procedure requires legal knowledge and experience, as its terms and conditions are specified by law. A trademark must fulfill certain requirements in order to be approved, and, of course, it must not resemble at all an already registered trademark to avoid consumers’ confusion. In order to register a trademark, apart from confirming the validity of its substantive and formal legal conditions, we must also search carefully to check if there is an already registered trademark that is identical or similar. Historically and for that reason, only lawyers (acting on behalf of their clients) were allowed to file applications for trademark registrations to ensure that all the necessary legal protocols were followed. Therefore, in order to guarantee the best possible treatment of your case, we encourage you to appoint a lawyer to file for a trademark application. There are companies that provide the same service, either collaborating with a lawyer (they act as a third party) or acting without the necessary knowledge and experience.

Our law firm, having many years of experience in this particular field, will complete the entire procedure of registering your trademark with the Trademark Office of the General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection. We can also register your trademark as a EU trademark, so that you can use it to distinguish your products and services in all countries within the European Union. Furthermore, a registered national trademark can be also registered as a EU trademark, or even as an international trademark. The following diagram outlines the steps of the trademark registration procedure of the Trademark Office.

The procedure of national trademark registration in Greece

Trademark protection after registration

Upon acceptance of your trademark’s declaration by the Trademark Office, you are entitled to its exclusive use to distinguish your products and services. You can protect it from infringements by third parties by filing an application for interim measures and suing before a civil court.

Especially in the case where a third party registers a trademark in the Trademark Office, which is similar or identical to yours and, therefore, confuses your customers, you have the right to lodge an opposition against the decision of the examiner who accepted the declaration. This must be done no later than three months from the publication date of the decision on the website of the General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection. The opposition is an application, which is drafted by a lawyer who subsequently files it with the Trademark Office to be tried by the Administrative Trademark Committee. On the day of the trial, a lawyer represents the opposing party before the Committee and provides a complete record of the case, including a memorandum and other relevant documents.

Procedural costs for Greek national and EU trademark registration

The cost for domestic trademark registration includes the government fee and our law firm’s fee for completing the process. The government fee for trademark registration costs one hundred ten euros (110,00€) for one Nice class, plus twenty euros (20,00€) for each additional class selected, up to ten classes.

To registering an EU trademark with the fast-track procedure, the government fee for filing the application costs is eight hundred and fifty euros (850,00€). That amount covers one class of products and services. The fee for the second class is fifty euros (50,00€) and for three or more classes is one hundred and fifty euros (150,00€) for each class.

Our law firm’s fee to complete the registration procedure for a national or Community trademark is usually fixed; however, the Greek Code of Lawyers prohibits posting it on our website. Still, we can share that information with you via email or other means.

Our fixed fee for a trademark registration procedure covers the steps shown in the following image.

Steps of trademark registration before the Greek Trademark Office 

Greek National, EU and International trademark registration is a service we provide to foreign companies, too. Ask us for a quote to registering your trademark today!

The total trademark registration cost is affordable for the average company, especially considering the fact that the company directly benefits from the goodwill of its investment, as it protects the distinction of its products and services in the most legitimate way.

Honor us with your trust. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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