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10.1.2023

The HCO is organizing a scientific event on the topic "Digital Services Act and Copyright - A new balance in Digital Services" that will take place on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, at the Athens Bar Association’ s Event Hall (16:00 - 19:30).

3.1.2023

The third edition of the book “Collective Management of Intellectual Property Rights and Related Rights” presents an in-depth review with useful updates on the various systems, legislative options and best practices of CMO’s worldwide. The publication also sheds light on new developments in the field of intellectual property rights and related rights, including digital, technology and business trends, from around the world. In addition, there is a detailed discussion of topics such as competition aspects, national response and the various models of collective management.

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21.12.2022

The Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on 14 December 2022 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

The HCO and WIPO agree to cooperate on issues such as raising public awareness of ADR procedures in Greece. In addition, WIPO may offer, on a case-by-case basis, the use of WIPO's case management services and the use of the eADR online case management tool. Under the MoU, the HCO will implement various awareness and training activities regarding ADR.

19.12.2022

The study "EU enforcement of intellectual property rights: results at the EU border and in the EU internal market, 2021" has been produced from data on arrests at the EU border reported by the customs authorities of all Member States, as well as data on arrests within the internal market reported by the enforcement authorities of the Member States.

16.12.2022

The HCO is organizing a scientific event on the topic "Digital Services Act and Copyright - A new balance in Digital Services" that will take place on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, at the Athens Bar Association’ s Event Hall (16:00 - 19:00).

01.12.2022

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in collaboration with the Hellenic Industrial Property Organization, the competent body in Greece for the granting of patents and the registration of trademarks and designs, organized a seminar on December 1, 2022 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR).

The Hellenic Copyright Organization (HCO) was represented by Ms. Eva Moustaka, Jurist HCO, who presented the process of reporting online infringements of intellectual property rights and deleting websites of online stores dealing in illegal goods.

23.11.2022

On Wednesday, November 23 2022, the HCO made the third scheduled visit to the 2nd Experimental High School of Athens for the school year 2022-2023.

During the one-hour visit, HCO representative, Ms. Maria G. Sinanidou, lawyer, scientific associate of the HCO, spoke to the students of the 3rd grade of the high school about the basic principles of copyright, the meaning and importance of respecting copyright and avoiding actions that infringe such rights, with emphasis on the digital environment.

23.11.2022

The law 4996/2022 of the Ministry of Culture and Sports entitled: "Determination of rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online broadcasters' transmissions and retransmissions of television and radio programmes, maintaining a high level of protection of copyright and related rights in the digital single market and the right of public lending and reproduction of additional copies by non-profit libraries or archives; Amendment of Law No. 2121/1993 and Law No. 4481/2017 - Incorporation of Directives (EU) 2019/789, (EU) 2019/790 and 2006/115/EC".

21.11.2022

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14.11.2022

On Monday, November 14, 2022, the HCO continued its cooperation with the 2nd Experimental High School of Athens for the year 2022-2023, as it carried out the second of three scheduled visits to the school.

During the two-hour visit, HCO representative, Ms. Maria G. Sinanidou, lawyer, scientific associate of the HCO, spoke to the students of the 3rd grade of the high school about the basic principles of copyright, the meaning and importance of respecting copyright and avoiding actions that infringe such rights, with emphasis on the digital environment. In addition, Ms. Sinanidou talked about the HCO and the services it provides to the public.