Central Industrial Property Office

Organismos Biomichanikis Idioktisias (OBI)
(Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI))
5, Gianni Stavroulaki St.
151 25 PARADISSOS AMAROUSSIOU

Tel. +30 210 6183508, 6183548
Fax +30 210 6819231

www.obi.gr

info@obi.gr

Contracting state

Greece

1

Applicant can choose between EPO and national authorities (subject to section 2)

 

Yes


Art. 3 Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

2

Applications which must be filed with national authorities

 

First filings of European patent applications originating from Greek nationals residing in Greece or abroad have to be filed with OBI.


Art. 23(1) Law No. 1733/87
Art. 3(2) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88
Art. 1 and 2 Law No. 4325/63

3

Languages in which European patent applications must or may be filed with national authorities

 

All the languages pursuant to Art. 14(2) EPC

(see also section 5)


Art. 4(1) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

4

Official language(s)

 

Greek

5

Special features

 

European patent applications which are not drafted in an official language of the EPO must be followed by a translation into one of these languages within two months.

Art. 4(1) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

European patent applications filed by persons not having their residence or principal place of business in Greece must indicate an address for service in Greece (a national representative to accept correspondence).

Art. 19(3) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

Applications under section 2 may not be freely disseminated or utilised without the authorisation of the Minister responsible, which may be regarded as granted 30 days after filing if no provisional order that it be kept secret has been issued, or 125 days after filing if no final secrecy order has been issued. Law No. 4325/1963 gives further details.


Art. 4(1), (2), 19(3) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88
Law No. 4325/63

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