The Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation is the only legally qualified institution for the protection of inventions and industrial designs. It also provides technological information from worldwide patent databases.
Additionally, OBI has established Regional Sub-offices in Thessaloniki, Patras, Herakleion, Volos, Ioannina, East Macedonia / Thrace (Xanthi, Komotini) and a satellite service office in collaboration with the Technical Chamber of Greece in Athens (TEE-TCG), in order to provide information and personalized assistance on industrial property protection and research results and to promote the technological information in the greater Greek region.
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Creations which are new, involve an inventive step and are susceptible of industrial application. May relate to a product, a process or an industrial application
Outward visible appearance of the whole or part of a product resulting from the specific features such as the lines, shape, color etc
Provides unique information about patents at international level on a specific issue or problem, in all branches of science and technology