News

09.12.2016

The HCO’s educational programme “Copyright and Related Rights” received the approval of the Ministry of Education for the school year 2016-2017. For the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades of the primary school the programme can be implemented in the Flexible Zone. For the 5th and 6th grades, the programme can be implemented as part of the Social and Political Education and through the Cultural Activities. In all the grades there can be interdisciplinary implementation of the program.

26.10.2016

The aim of this study is to provide an updated, improved assessment of the combined contribution to the economies of the EU from industries that make intensive use of the different types of intellectual property rights (IPR).

05.10.2016

The short animated film that was created by RAPPASfilms productions with the support of the Hellenic Copyright Organization and the EUIPO has been completed and is now available in copyrightschool.gr.

05.09.2016

From 5 to 7/9/2016 the HCO, representing Greece, participated in the 11th Session of the ACE (Advisory Committee on Enforcement) that was organized by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in Geneva.

30.05.2016

In this report the Observatory focuses on the infringement of IP rights in the recorded music sector.

To view the full description and download the report click here.

29.02.2016

The Industrial Property Organization and the Hellenic Copyright Organization in cooperation with the European Commission organize a conference with the title “The Single Market Strategy-Aspects relating to Intellectual Property” in the premises of the Industrial Property Organization in Marousi on February the 29th, 2016. The conference is addressed to lawyers, innovation consultants for the media, entrepreneurs and the research and scientific community.

23.07.2015

The first EU-wide interactive website dedicated to young people and Intellectual Property is launched today. The Ideas Powered site (www.ideaspowered.eu) is supported by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s largest intellectual property agency, acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights.

26.04.2015

The Hellenic Copyright Organization, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, organizes a PanHellenic Contest with the title "Copyright" in order to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day (IP DAY), 26th April 2015.

22.10.2014

The EU Observatory announced that the Orphan Works database is available online. The database can be accessed here.

The Orphan Works database provides public access to information about orphan works that are contained in the collections of publicly accessible libraries, educational establishments and museums, as well as archives, film or audio heritage institutions and public-service broadcasting organisations established in the Member States.