“While with the old procedure the issuance of a Trademark took up to – at most – six months due to various technical problems, we are already in 1/3 of the year and the goal is to reach two days. I think in a quarter from today we will have reach our goal “.
This was stated by the Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis during his visit today to the Register of Trademarks in the new building of the Industrial Property Organization (OBI).
The Minister and the Secretary General of Trade and Consumer Protection, Sotiris Anagnostopoulos, were welcomed by the President of OBI, Dimitris Chronis, the General Manager Panagiotis Kanellopoulos and executives of the organization.
According to a statement from the ministry, OBI, a supervised body of the Ministry of Development and Investment, has taken over Law 4796/2021, all the responsibilities and full responsibility for the Trademarks in order to simplify the procedures and further promote of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
It further states: “The existence of a single national authority facilitates the formulation of a uniform and uniform national policy on all intellectual property rights, contributing to the development of the national economy. in the institutional harmonization of our country with the practice of all other countries.
The installation of the signal register in new OBI offices in the center of Athens is already a significant change for the better. The aim is to speed up and simplify the procedures in combination with a professional and at the same time friendly approach of the trading public.
In a statement, the Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis, stressed: “Today we visited with the Secretary General of Trade and Consumer Protection the new building of the Industrial Property Organization, which has undertaken the process of issuing trademarks.
This is a reform, which has been discussed for 35 years, and has now been implemented with the aim of faster service to the public, businesses, stakeholders. While with the old process it took up to – at most – six months due to various technical problems, we are already in 1/3 of the time and the goal is to reach two days.
“I think in a quarter of today we will have reached our goal and people will see the huge difference we have made in serving and protecting consumers and entrepreneurs from this great reform.”
For his part, the Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer Protection, Sotiris Anagnostopoulos, pointed out: was a long-term demand and the market.
It proves from today’s meeting that we have started very well, that this will benefit entrepreneurship and in any case in the end it will also benefit the consumer. It does not really matter who exercises a responsibility, as long as the one who exercises it is effective in market terms and serves the public interest. ”