(WIPO code: GR) (last revised June 2020)

by Dr. HELEN G. PAPACONSTANTINOU AND PARTNERS, LAW FIRM Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Athens

General Information


132,000 sq. km.


10,787,690 (census 2011).






Greek Orthodox (98%).


Euro (EUR).

Import of goods

41,766.1 million euros (+4.3%) (Jan.-Sept. 2019).

Exports of goods

25,265.6 million euros (+2.4%) (Jan.-Sept. 2019).

Trade balance

-16,500.5 million euros (Jan.-Sept. 2019).

General Remarks

Greece is mainly agricultural (though only 23% of the land is arable) with a well-developed industry (tourism, textiles, chemicals, metals, wine and food processing).


Statistics – Trademarks (Jan. – Nov. 2019) Granted
National trademarks 4,016 5,586
Collective trademarks 6 4
Applications for conversion of Community trademarks into Greek trademarks 16 31
Applications for conversion of International trademarks into Greek trademarks 0 0
International trademark registrations transmitted to the Office for examination   n.a.
International trademark registrations granted 1,020  
National applications for International trademarks   n.a.


Statistics – Patents (Jan. – Nov. 2019) Filed
National patents 546
Utility models 23
Patents transformed into utility models 108
European patents validated in Greece 3,696
European applications (Receiving Office Greece) 47
PCT applications (Receiving Office Greece) 85
Provisional protection for European patents 5
Designs 83
Supplementary Protection Certificates for plant protection products 5
Supplementary Protection Certificates for medicinal products 53
Supplementary Protection Certificates for pediatrics 16