(WIPO code: GR) (last revised March 2021)

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

4,037.2 million euros (-16%) (Jan.-Sept. 2020).

Exports of goods

2,556.8 million euros (-10.6%) (Jan.-Sept. 2020).

Trade balance

-1,480.4 million euros (Jan.-Sept. 2020).

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. 2020) Granted
National trademarks 24,941 5,304
Collective trademarks 0 4
Applications for conversion of Community trademarks into Greek trademarks 2 22
Applications for conversion of International trademarks into Greek trademarks 0 1
International trademark registrations transmitted to the Office for examination   n.a.
International trademark registrations granted 696  
National applications for International trademarks   n.a.


Statistics – Patents (Jan. – Nov. 2020) Filed
National patents 754
Utility models 18
Patents transformed into utility models 218
European patents validated in Greece 3,336
European applications (Receiving Office Greece) 54
PCT applications (Receiving Office Greece) 64
Provisional protection for European patents 1
National Designs 76
Community Designs 6
Supplementary Protection Certificates for plant protection products 4
Supplementary Protection Certificates for medicinal products 45
Supplementary Protection Certificates for pediatrics 7