Nikos Prentoulis (Nikos Prentoulis Lawyers&Consultants)

Nikos Prentoulis runs his independent legal practice “Nikos Prentoulis Lawyers&Consultants” from within the partner synergy of Georgouleas, Davrados, Prentoulis Law Offices. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association and a lawyer before the Supreme Court. He is also a member of MARQUES and ECTA.

His main areas of legal practice are Trademark and Unfair Competition law, Copyright and Author’s Rights, Domain Names protection, Hellenic and European Community Public Contracts law, Media Law, Privacy and Data Protection Law and Corporate Law. He was legal advisor to the General Secretary of Commerce of the Hellenic Ministry of Development on trade mark and public procurement issues and has acted as legal counsel to the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (HQAA). Nikos also regularly advises public bodies and private organizations on public contracts matters.

Nikos has published several articles and papers in the legal and financial press and was a member of the Editorial Board of the legal journal “Applications of Public Law” and. He is also a contributor to the Class46 blog (http://www.marques.org/class46), dedicated to European trade mark law and practice. His main publications are:

• Freedom of political speech prevails over common law mark rights in a WIPO domain name decision inspired by US constitutional principles, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice – Vol. 4, N0. 11, November 2009
• Kraft wins game, set (and match?) in the Milka v Milko ΔΕΛΤΑ trade mark battle with Greek DELTA”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice – Vol. 4, N0. 10, October 2009
• Intel(ligent) or not? Thoughts in the aftermath of the European Court of Justice’s judgment in Intel v CPM (C-252/07), European Current Law, 5, May 2009
• The Omega ruling: Trade mark co-existence agreements in the tension between “public” and “private” trade mark law, European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 30, 5 2008
• Psychoanalysis and politics in Greek trade mark law: The case of famous trade marks, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, May 2008
• Commentary to the judgment of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities in case T-215/2003, Commercial Law Review (Epitheorisi Emporikou Dikaiou), v. ΝΗ.’,issue 2,April – June 2007
• On the technology of collective identity: Normative reconstructions of the concept of EU citizenship, European Law Journal, 7.2, June 2001

Nikos graduated from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and has been awarded the Master of Laws (LL.M., “Distinction”) postgraduate degree in European Community Law by the University of Essex.