Name: Maria Athanassiadou
Firm Name: Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners ("HP&P')
Country: Greece
Expertise: Patent Law

Telephone: +30 210 3625757
Fax: +30 210 3626742

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Professional Biography:

Maria Athanasiadou is our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

Maria is an Attorney at Law and one of the founding partners of Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners, Law Firm, where she also heads the patents and industrial designs department.  With more than 25 years’ experience in all intellectual property fields, she focuses her practice on IP litigation, prosecution and counselling, with a particular emphasis on patents, utility models, supplementary protection certificates, industrial designs and trademarks.

Another focus of her work is IP contracts. Maria represents and advises major international as well as local clients especially in the pharmaceutical sector, assisting them to build and develop effective strategies that suit their business objectives and purposes. She holds a Law Degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Masters’ degree in Spanish studies from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and is admitted to practise before the Supreme Court and the Council of State.

Maria is a member of the Athens Bar Association, as from 1996, as well as an active member of International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and the International Trademark Association and is a regular contributor to several significant patent, trademark and industrial designs publications, including Wolters Kluwer Manual IP, Lexology, IAM, World Trademark Review, Katzarov’s Manual on Industrial Property and several INTA resources.

Firm Overview:

Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners, with a history that spans over a century, is broadly recognised as leading in the IP law sector 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 maximising 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.