Membership in International Conventions

1. PATENTS

  • Paris Convention (Stockholm Act), since 1976.
  • The Hague Convention abolishing the requirements of legalization for foreign public documents.
  • European Patent Convention. (Termination on October 7, 1992 of the reservation entered by Greece under Article 167 EPC.)
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty.
  • Budapest Treaty, as ratified by Law 2128/6.4.1993.
  • GATT Agreement, ratified by Law No. 2290/6, February 1995, implemented since January 1, 1996.
  • Adherence to Chapter II of the PCT Treaty by Law 2385/5.3.1996.
  • Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification, since October 21, 1997

2. TRADEMARKS

  • Paris Convention (Stockholm Act), since 1976.
  • Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, 8th Edition, since January 2002.
  • Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, effective June 2000, as implemented pursuant to Ministerial Decision No. K4-307 of January 2, 2001.

3. DESIGNS AND MODELS

  • Paris Convention (Stockholm Act), since 1976.
  • Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
  • (Complementary Act of Stockholm, 1967), as revised on September 28, 1979.
  • Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs, since 1999.
  • TRIPS Agreement.