GGE Greece

Office Details
General Secretariat of Commerce
Contact details

General Secretariat of Commerce

Kanningos Square, 10181 Athens, GR

+30 210 3893 395

+30 210 3846 523

gge@gge.gr

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Initiatives

(including trade mark e-filing, e-services and the back office system under the Software Package)

Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.

TMclass

Trade mark classification tool

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters

ACIST

Cross border data sharing for enforcers

Quality

EU IP Offices quality standards

CP1. Harmonisation on Trade Marks Classification Practice of G&S

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

Reach a common interpretation on the Nice Class Headings (project closed)

e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs

Similarity

IP Office assessments of similarity of G&S

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices

Seniority

A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.

TMview

Trade mark search tool

Implemented in 2014

CESTO

A common support tool for examiners

Forecasting

Generating trade mark and design filing forecasts for IP Offices

Common Contact Centre Database

Common tool to handle user information and support services for IP Offices

CP4 – Scope of Protection of Black and White (B&W) Marks

Trade marks exclusively in black, white and/or shades of grey (project closed)

Implemented in 2015

CP5. Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

The objective of this project is to harmonize the different interpretations on how to deal with non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the context of the examination of relative grounds for refusal (likelihood of confusion) (project closed)

CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks

Harmonize the different interpretations