Patents

  • Full name, nationality, domicile and profession of the applicant; if a corporate body, the specific type of corporation;
  • Name(s) of the inventor(s);
  • Power of attorney, to be signed by applicant. If the power is executed on behalf of a firm or a company, the name and capacity of the signatory should be expressly stated;
    Power of Attorney Form in .doc format
    Power of Attorney Form in .pdf format

  • Specification with claims and an abstract not exceeding 150 words, in duplicate, in English, French or German;
  • Drawings in duplicate (in practice a third copy is to be added as a file copy for the patent agent's records); the drawings should be drawn on strong white paper in Indian ink; size 30 x 20 cm; with a free margin of 2 cm all around;
  • Priority document in Convention cases. Translation of the entire document in Greek is also required;
    Assignment of priority rights either legalized by a Greek Consul or by Apostille, if the Greek application is filed with a claim to Convention priority in the name of someone other than the applicant for the basic patent. For US applicants a certified copy of the US assignment is sufficient.

Minimum requirements on filing date: an application need only be accompanied by the related specification, claims and abstract. All other documents can be filed at a leter stage (please see below).

Term for filing all additional documents: For non-Convention cases:four months from the date of filing in Greece. For Convention cases the priority document can be filed either within four months from the date of filing in Greece, or within sixteen months from the date of filing in the country of origin. These terms are non- extendible.
Request for search: within four months of the filing date.

Requirements for applying for an assignment :

1. Deed of assignment, legalised by the Greek Consul or by Apostille;
Deed of assignment Form in .doc format
Deed of assignment Form in .pdf format

2. Power of attorney simply signed by the assignee only. No further legalisation is required.
Power of Attorney Form in .doc format
Power of Attorney Form in .pdf format

Both the deed of assignment and the power of attorney may be incorporated in a single document, which, however, must be legalised by the Greek Consul or by Apostille.