The field of intellectual and industrial property has been at the forefront of the sweeping changes brought about by globalisation and the rapid spread of new technologies and media. At the same time, the significant intangible value that trademarks, patents and designs represent for companies remains undiminished. It is now widely acknowledged that the safeguarding of intangible assets – whether by patenting inventions or registering trademarks – has become an essential part of any organisation’s strategy.
At Tsimikalis Kalonarou we attach great importance to intellectual and industrial property rights, which have always been a substantial part of our work. This is perhaps most clearly illustrated by our long-standing track record. Since the 1950s, we have represented and handled our clients’ interests in this field in a consistent and dedicated manner. Our IP department was in fact created not long after World War II, when the firm was instructed to recover foreign trademarks that had been expropriated as hostile property. Our efforts at the time resulted in a successful outcome and the generating of new business for the firm.
Our firm is committed to supporting clients by protecting their IP, regardless of type (e.g. innovative ideas, inventions, trademarks, copyright protected work). Our services range from the submission of applications to register trademarks, patents on inventions and designs, either domestically or internationally (EUIPO, EPO, WIPO, etc.) to handling multi-jurisdictional, complex litigations against infringers. Our decades-long engagement in these fields has enabled us to create an IP portfolio that we manage for major multinationals across a diverse range of industries.