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GR - Greece
Industrial Property Organization (OBI) (Greece)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Industrial Property Organization (OBI) (Greece)
List of currencies used in this document:
EUR (Euro)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
Rule 26bis.3(j)
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Greece
Two-letter code:
GR
Greece - Industrial Property Organization (OBI) (Greece)
Name of Office:
Industrial Property Organization (OBI) (Greece)
Location:
5 Gianni Stavroulaki St.
Paradissos Amaroussiou
15125 Athens
Greece
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(30-210) 618 36 67
(30-210) 618 35 08
E-mail:
info@obi.gr
Facsimile:
(30-210) 681 92 31
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Yes, by facsimile
Which kinds of documents may be so transmitted?
Please refer to the Office
Must the original of the document be furnished in all cases?
Please refer to the Office
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
Yes
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
No
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
GR
Greece - Industrial Property Organization (OBI) (Greece)
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Presidential Decree No. 16/1991 Implementing Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty as ratified by Law No. 1883/1990, Article 3, par. 2 and Law No. 4325/1963 on the Inventions Concerning the National Defence, Art. 1 and 2
Yes
Filing restrictions apply to:
Applications by nationals
Unless the priority of an earlier application filed in Greece is claimed
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
Refer to corresponding National Phase.
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
Types of protection available via the PCT:
European patents
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
Designation for the purposes of a European patent:
After international publication or, where that publication was in a language other than one of the official languages of the EPO, after publication by the EPO of the international application in a translation into one of its official languages furnished to it, the applicant may, as from the date of publication in the Greek Industrial Property Official Gazette of a notification that a translation into Greek of the claims has been filed with the OBI, obtain damages and possibly the description and seizure of the articles infringing the patent and anything used in the making thereof.
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
No
For a European patent
Refer to Annex B(EP)

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Greece
Language in which international applications may be filed:
The international application filed by a national of Greece must be accompanied by a translation into Greek for the purposes of national security (Law No. 4325/1963 for inventions concerning national defense) if no priority of an earlier national application is claimed
If the language in which the international application is filed is not accepted by the International Searching Authority (refer to Annex D), the applicant will have to furnish a translation (PCT Rule 12.3).
English
French
German
Greek
Language in which the request may be filed:
English
French
German
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
1
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Information not yet available
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
No
Competent International Searching Authority:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
115 EUR
International filing fee:
1,378 EUR
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
16 EUR
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(EP)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
50 EUR
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Greece
Yes, if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any attorney-at-law qualified to practice in Greece. The list of attorneys may be obtained from the Athens Bar Association, 60 Akademias St., 10679 Athens, Greece.
Waiver of power of attorney:
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office

National Phase

The Office closed the national route
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 28 Nov 2023