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ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΥΠΟΓΡΑΦΗΣ 1 27 Jul
By: Vivi Makri 0

Authenticity Mykonos: statements after the signing of the Memorandum between OBI & the Municipality of Mykonos

Signing of the Memorandum of Collaboration in the framework of the “AUTHENTICITIES” Program between the Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) and the Municipality of Mykonos


“The AUTHENTIC is eternal”

By saying “the Authentic is eternal” in Mykonos Town Hall, the Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) and the Municipal Authority of Mykonos island signed a Memorandum of Collaboration in the framework of the AUTHENTICITIES program. For the next two years, both permanent residents and visitors of the island, in cooperation with the local authorities, will contribute to the promotion and certification of Mykonos as “authentic”.

For this reason, OBI’s Director General, Mr. P. Kanellopoulos, the President of OBI’s Administrative Council Mr. D. Chronis, Mr. I. Zisimopoulos President of Mykonos Town Business Owners Association who will have active participation in this program’s implementation, and Deputy Mayor of Mykonos Mr. Μ. Atzamoglou, all gathered in the premises of Mykonos Town Hall for the action of the memorandum signing.

In a relevant statement the Mayor of Mykonos, Mr. K. Koukas, stated:

“The signing of this specific memorandum aims to raise the awareness of the citizens around the issue of the protection of Intellectual Property and the cultivation of a mentality of buying exclusively authentic products.

Given the fact that the only two participants in this initiative from all over the country is Thessaloniki and Mykonos, stands out the decision of making the island the protagonist in European initiatives, in order to highlight a consumer culture that promotes authentic products and supports a healthy entrepreneurship and the local communities”.

OBI’s Director General Mr. P. Kanellopoulos after the signing of the framework of collaboration stated:

“The Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI), in collaboration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), expands the task of “Authenticities”, after Thessaloniki in Mykonos, too.

OBI, in cooperation with both the municipality of Thessaloniki and Mykonos, each of them holding their own special characteristics, spreads the message of the protection of the rights of Intellectual Property in our country and the exclusive use of authentic products”.

This stable cooperation has the cause to raise the awareness of both locals and visitors of the island around the issues that involve:

  • the defeat of side trade
  • the coordinated cooperation in order to prevent the entrance and the circulation of fake and piracy products in the island
  • the production, trade extroversion and purchase of only authentic, Greek, local products of clothing, footwear, drinking, household items, jewelry, utility objects, etc.
  • the cultivation of a mentality of buying only authentic products
  • the support of local entrepreneurship
  • the support and encouragement of Greek creators that live and work in the island to produce their exclusive authentic products
  • the cracking down of the marketing of counterfeit products that implies tax evasion
  • the universal contribution in the protection of Intellectual Property and the rights that anyone who creates, manufactures and trades only Greek and quality products has.

In the framework of the Authenticities Program, training seminars in schools and the Enforcement Authorities (SDOE, Greek Police, municipal/district Police, Customs offices, port authority), as well as informative activities for the media representatives will take place.

The Program AUTHENTICITIES is a coordinated effort of both European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and National Offices (patents, designs, trademarks) of the member countries of the EU, for the cultivation of the mentality of buying authentic products of European citizens.

OBI’s video against imitation/piracy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nJPZ7NdHzg&t=3s

Useful links:

www.obi.gr

https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/el

https://authenti-city.eu/

 

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BrabeiaLogo EN 14 Jun
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

Livestreaming: 4th Hellenic Inventor Awards – The Distinguished Hellenic Inventors 

LIVESTREAMING: Watch the honorary event live

OBI announces the inventors that have been selected after the evaluation of almost 200 applications, by suggestion of the Inventions’ Evaluation Committee. This suggestion of the Committee was approved by the Minister of Development and Investments Mr. Adonis Georgiadis.

The distinguished inventors will be awarded on June 23rd 2021, at 21:00, in an honoring ceremony that will be held in the Biochemical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA).

With the inventors’ awards, that coincide with the 100 years anniversary from the first Patent in Greece, OBI along with the Ministry of Development and Investments continue the statute that was first inaugurated by the Organisation in 2002.

The Awards that correspond to cash prizes, will be dispensed in three inventor categories:

  1. In the framework of a research program on behalf of a University or a Research Center.
  2. As employees in a Small and Medium Enterprise.
  3. As independent natural persons.

The distinguished inventors come from a wide spectrum of technological fields, such as Renewable Energy Resources, Electromagnetic Energy, Orthodontics, Medicine, Agri-Nutrition and they come from many different regions of our country, like Attica, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Patras, Rethymnon.

The names of the inventors and their inventions’ titles are mentioned below:

Category: Universities – Research Centers

1. Patent number: 1009480, application date 17.02.2017

Title: Integrated Plasmo – Photonic Biosensor and Method of Use

  • Dimitrios Tsiokos
  • Nikos Pleros
  • Giorgos Dabos
  • Dimitra Ketzaki
  • Anna Lena Giesecke

2. Patent number: 1009865, application date 07.04.2017

Title: Electrically conductive hydrogels of poly (thiophene) and sodium acrylate for bioelectronic applications

  • Vasilios Grigoriou
  • Christos Chochos
  • Michalis Spanos

Category: Small & Medium Enterprises

3. Patent number: 1009687, application date 22.04.2019

Title: Mobile base for a beehive

  • Vassilios Kostamenas
  • Michael Aggelis 

4. Patent number: 20180100563 with application date 22.04.2019

Title: Automatic Wind and Photovoltaic Energy Storage System for Uninterrupted Electricity Generation and Energy Autonomy

  • Nicholas Pittas

Category: Independent Natural Persons

5. Patent number: 20180100148, application date 04.04.2018

Title: Rare – earth High Entropy Alloys and Transition Metal High Entropy Alloys as Building Blocks for the Synthesis of new Magnetic Phases for Permanent Magnets

  • Dimitris Niarchos

 6. Patent number: 1009833, application date 08.11.2019

Title: Extraoral Orthopaedical Device for the Direct Protraction of the Maxilla and the Indirect Protraction of the Mandible

  • Stylianos Koutzoglou
  • Helen Koutzoglou

 Regarding the Hellenic Inventor Awards

The Ministry of Development and Investments in collaboration with OBI, announce the Competition Awards for distinguished inventions which contributed or may contribute to the technological development of the country, aiming to the material and ethical reward of the inventors, for their contribution in the advancement and promotion of innovation in Greece.

The evaluation of the inventions by competent Committee was made under the following criteria:

  • They contain a particular inventive activity
  • They have significant prospects to contribute to the technological and industrial development of the country
  • The Research Report doesn’t contain documents of the previous state of the art which infringe on the novelty of inventive step of the invention (categories X or Y).

 

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dsefaling 29 Apr
By: Vivi Makri 0

The website for the Hellenic Industrial Property Academy (EABI) is now available online

We inform you that the website for the Hellenic Industrial Property Academy (ΕΑΒΙ) is now accessible by visiting the following link:  https://ipacademy.gr/ 

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1 19 Feb
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

Extension of the deadlines for submission of applications and payment of Fees related to grant, filing and remain in effect of Industrial Property Titles

OBI’s Administrative Council in its meeting of February 19, 2021, decided to extend, for reasons of force majeure, until  February 22, 2021, all legal deadlines regarding the grant, filing and remain in effect of the  Industrial Property Titles in OBI which had a deadline from February 15 to February 19, 2021.

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dsefaling 01 Dec
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

Designs New e-Filing

As of December 1st, the new service on Designs e-Filing will be active aiming to provide a better experience to the users.

The new service was developed in co-operation with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

The service is available only in the Greek language. To use the service in Greek click on Designs e-Filing.

 

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300χ250 αγγλικα 11 Nov
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

OBI extends the deadline for expression of interest to the Hellenic Inventor Awards and enables more inventors to participate

OBI, aiming to help more inventors participate in the Hellenic Inventors Awards, understanding the difficulties that arise due to the pandemic, extends the deadline for the expression of interest until December 15, 2020.

Additionally, the Organisation enables more inventors to participate, calling for submission inventors whose applications have been published or the Patents have been granted until the day before the date of submission of request for participation in the Competition.

The other terms of participation remain as initially stated.

Call for expression of interest (until December 15, 2020)

Application Form

 

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wipopic 10 Nov
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

Webinar “Data-Enabled Intellectual Property Rights”, 12.11.20

The World Intellectual Property Organzation (WIPO), in cooperation with the Hellenic Industrial Property Academy (HIPA), the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) and the Onassis Foundation is organizing a webinar about “Data-Enabled Intellectual Property Rights” on Thursday 12 November 2020 at 10.00 am.
Should you wish to participate, please register in advance via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_8Xon-NJPRKmaFt4-GqHGqg

 

 

 

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300χ250 αγγλικα 02 Nov
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

Deadline extension for expression of interest to the Hellenic Inventor Awards until 6.11.20

We would like to inform you that the deadline for the expression of interest to the Hellenic Inventor Awards has been extended until Friday, November 6, 2020.

The Awards will be awarded to three categories of inventors who have carried out the invention:

  • As part of a research program on behalf of a University or Research Center.
  • As employees in a Small and Medium Enterprise.
  • As independent natural persons.

The total amount of the awards amounts to € 60,000.

From each category two (2) inventions will be distinguished, based on the criteria described in the announcement,  and the alleged inventor(s) will receive a cash prize of € 10,000 for each distinguished invention. If the distinguished invention has more than one inventor the award will be shared.

The awards will be offered by the Minister of Development and Investments in a special honorary ceremony organised by the Industrial Property Organisation.

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BrabeiaLogo EN 02 Nov
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

Get to know the Invention’s Evaluation Committee

The Inventions Evaluation Committee, established under the Ministerial Decision 68542/1.7.20, GG Υ.Ο.Δ.Δ. 509/13-7-2020 with four year term, is defined as follows:

  • President: Evagelos Papakonstantinou, Professor on Personal Data Protection Law at the Faculty of Law & Criminology of the Free University of Brussels (VUB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Vice-President: Sotirios Markatos, Physics, MSc, Executive Director of Public Properties Company S.A

Regular Members & Alternate Members:

  • Christos Vlachokostas, Mechanical Engineer, Laboratory and Teaching Staff of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University Thessaloniki (AUTH), regular member, with alternate member Christos Stalias, Mechanical Engineer, Search Patent Examiner, ΟΒΙ.
  • Gerasimos Gasparinatos, Lawyer, PhD, regular member, with alternate member Demetris Stafylas,  Electrical Engineer & Computer Engineer, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Search Patent Examiner, ΟΒΙ.
  • Konstantinos Kollias, Economist, President of the Economic Chamber of Greece, Financial Advisor – Business Development Consultant at KLC Law Firm, regular member, with alternate member Ioannis Stasinopoulos, Mechanical Engineer, MSc, BSc, Head of the Department of Quality and Innovation Promotion, Search Directorate ΟΒΙ.
  • Stratos Koutivas, Mechanical Engineer, PhD, Head of the Search Directorate ΟΒΙ, regular member, with alternate member Evangelos Giannakopoulos, Mechanical Engineer, Head of the Department of Mechanical Inventions, OBI.
  • Nikos Moshopoulos  Computer and Electronics Engineering, PhD, regular member, with alternate member Loudovikos Van-Heurck, Mechanical Engineer, Search Patent Examiner, ΟΒΙ.
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Annual Report 2019 en 14 Oct
By: Rania Zacharopoulou 0

Annual Report 2019

OBI’s Annual Report 2019 is at your disposal in order to be informed about the Organisation’s new services and actions as well as data concerning the Industrial Property titles in Greece.

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