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DISPUTE RESOLUTION

We cover a complete range of litigation representing  domestic and international clients in various complex regulatory matters.

01.Highlights

  • Acting on behalf of our client DAIMLER, we filed a legal action against the defendant who used the client’s trademarks even though the distribution agreement, including a license for the use of the MERCEDES and SMART trademarks, previously signed with our client was terminated.
  • We successfully represented HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. in a data protection matter before the Greek Data Protection Authority.
  • We assisted the Federation of the Swiss Watches in a seizure of 54.420 fake watches which infringed 6 different brands of the Federation, namely ROLEX, TAG HEUER, BREITLING, SWATCH, OMEGA and BULGARI.
  • We successfully led the judicial case regarding the infringement of ASICS famous trademarks by a Bulgarian company.
  • We conduct several raids and seizures for APPLE, seizing a great number of counterfeit items.
  • We advised  RECKITT BENCKISER to promptly act against merchandisers and  domain name holders  trading counterfeits of our client’s Scholl products.
  • We advise NESTLE with respect to dozens of trademark infringement cases in Romania.
  • We successfully represented PREMIER LEAGUE before the Romanian Trademark office (OSIM) in an important trademark opposition filed against the application submitted by a Romanian company operating in the automotive industry, for a TM confusingly similar to the famous lion of the Premier League TM.
  • We assisted the franchising division of SUBWAY in amending their frame licensing agreements and registered them with the national trademarks authority.
  • We advised SUNLIGHT ROMANIA with respect to a trade dress infringement case.
  • We successfully represented CHRISTIAN LACROIX Société en nom collectif, before the Romanian Trademark office in an important trademark opposition against the application submitted by the brand Roger Lacroix and reached an irevocalbe decision.
  • We represented RENAULT in litigation against GENERAL MOTORS for a trademark infringement mater in Albania.
  • We advised ITAL FOOD (member of FICOSOTA group) with respect to the use and registration of their MARETTI trademarks in Greece. ITAL FOOD has been, since 2007, part of a lengthy litigation as counterparty to TOTTIS-BINGO, a Greek food company, since the latter has opposed the registration and use of MARETTI in Greece on the basis of their prior AMARETTI Greek trademarks. On their side, ITAL FOOD has filed a cancellation action against AMARETTI trademark and, currently, all cases are now pending before the Greek Administrative Courts.
  • We advised VMD PHARMA on trademark infringement procedures against their former distributor in Greece.
  • Following a customs seizure,on behalf of our client THE POLO/LAUREN COMPANY, of more than 8.000 counterfeits, we negotiated a settlement agreement with INTERHAT SA, as the importer, securing that they cover all storage and destruction costs (although Regulation 608/2013 clearly provides that these costs are covered by the IP owner). We also coordinated all IP owners involved in this seizure to achieve a global settlement with the importer.
  • We have been recently appointed by OSBORNE CLARKE as customs representatives ofCLIVE CHRISTIAN, TONI & GUY and POPSOCKETS in the relevant customs applications.
  • Acting on behalf of BJORN BORG AB, we filed a legal action for damages against a trader selling counterfeit goods and obtained a favorable out of court settlement.
  • Following a police seizure of counterfeits, we filed on behalf of PRADA a legal action claiming damages.
  • Acting on behalf of NEW ERA, we coordinated a raid and seizure at the shop of MAIN IDEA Ltd in Hersonissos, Crete and filed a legal action for damages against MAIN IDEA Ltd.
  • We are representing RECKITT BENCKISER in a series of trademark and design infringement cases with respect to their SCHOLL products, requesting from the defendants/infringers to cease and desist from any further trademark infringement and withdraw all infringing products from the relevant trading/selling points.
  • Acting on behalf of TÜV, we filed a legal action against the defendant, a Greek company offering certification services under an almost identical TUV mark, requesting the defendant to cease and desist from any further use of the mark both in Greece and in all EU countries.
  • We are the official representatives of REACT in Greece and Cyprus, comprising 190 companies with premium brands across the world, assisting its members in customs and IP related matters.
  • We assisted the franchising division of SUBWAY in amending their frame licensing agreements and registered them with the national trademarks authority.