Fotini Kardiopoulis

Fotini Kardiopoulis is our exclusively recommended Anti-Counterfeiting Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Fotini directly using the contact details listed above.

Fotini Kardiopoulis, partner and co-founder of Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners (“HP&P”), heads the firm’s anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy department.

Since 1998 Fotini has been handling a broad range of IP matters, with an emphasis on trademarks, civil & criminal litigation, geographical indications, anti-counterfeiting/anti-piracy, plant varieties, contract drafting and reviewing and alternative dispute resolution. She has extensive experience in IP litigation, in devising and implementing anti-counterfeiting programs, filing and administering customs actions, monitoring and enforcing IP rights online and advising on domain name disputes, consulting on license & franchise agreements and on copyright issues. In addition, in collaboration with the local authorities she has coordinated several seizures/raids, including preparatory investigations concerning various sectors, such as apparel, electric/electronic goods, toys, watchmaking, alcohol, watchmaking, alcohol and tobacco/cigarettes, often involving both civil and criminal action in addition to customs procedures.

She is admitted to practice before the Greek Supreme Court and the Council of State.
She has also been a lecturer for 10 years at the Police Academy.

Fotini has received various awards/nominations in the areas of her expertise and frequently authors articles in accredited IP resources.

Firm Overview:

Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners (“HP&P”), with a history that spans over a century, is broadly recognized 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 maximizing 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 (ISO 9001/2015).

With respect to the people comprising the Firm, Managing Partner is Eva Yazitzoglou and the other Partners are Miranda Theodoridou, Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis.

HP&P is home to 12 fully qualified lawyers with considerable experience in all IP matters gained over many years of practice. Two ΗP&P attorneys are European patent attorneys, one is trained and certified by the EUIPO, while all the attorneys of the firm are members of the Athens Bar Association. Most of them are admitted to practise before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. HP&P also enjoys the valuable assistance of a highly specialized and qualified academic as of Counsel to the firm, as well as of a knowledgeable and experienced legal consultant.  In addition, with the efficient assistance of 21 experienced paralegals and supporting staff, HP&P provides legal and administrative services of excellent quality and closely collaborates with 40 technical counsellors whose expertise covers all technical fields.

The Firm serves its foreign clients in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

HP&P is registered in the Athens Bar Association and is a member of the Greek Association of Law Firms.

Its attorneys are active members of various international associations, such as EPI, FICPI, ECTA, AIPPI, INTA, PTMG, MARQUES and CIOPORA.

HP&P is consistently ranked among the top IP law firms in Greece by international legal directories and associations.  Despite its top ranking, HP&P is continuously striving to further improve the quality and reliability of its services and enhance its strongly actively inclusive working ethos that encourages collaboration as the main driving force behind effective leadership and successful results. Our vision is to keep on incorporating new practice areas and opportunities so that we can continue to adapt to the growing and ever-changing needs of our clients and the legal industry.