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Charis Tsigou

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Professional experience


Lawyer before the Agrinio Bar since 1992 and before the Athens Bar since 2001. Graduate of the Law School of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, she also holds two postgraduate degrees (DEA) from the Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II) in Philosophy of Law (1991) and Intellectual Property Law and Industrial Property (1994), as well as a PhD from the Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School in Intellectual Property Law (2022).

She practices law on wide-ranging issues related to intellectual property, trademarks and patents, informatics and personal data protection. She has been the legal counsel of the Greek Open University on intellectual property matters and, in the framework of European Commission technical assistance projects, she has provided related know-how to the governments of Turkey and the Ukraine.

Since 1998 she is a specialist legal counsel of the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) and has been extensively involved in the preparation of proposals, decisions, guidelines and codes of ethics, as well as in the licensing procedures for television and radio stations. She has also participated in law-drafting committees of the NCRTV and the General Secretariats for Information and Communication.

She delivers lectures and seminars on intellectual property law, focusing on new technologies and the Internet. She has a considerable output in legal journals on intellectual property and broadcasting issues, and she is a regular speaker in related conferences. She has authored an annotated legal glossary on Greek intellectual property law, as well as a chapter on digital libraries in a collective work published in the USA.

Studies


  • Law Degree (cum laude),
    National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Master's Degree (DEA) in Philosophy of Law,
    Université de Paris II – Assas (1991)
  • Μεταπτυχιακός Τίτλος (ΔΕΑ) Δικαίου Πνευματικής & Βιομηχανικής Ιδιοκτησίας,
    Pantheon-Assas (1994)
  • Doctorate (PhD) (summa cum laude) in Intellectual Property Law,
    National Kapodistrian University of Athens (2022)

Areas of expertise


  • Copyright Law
  • Trademarks and Patents Law
  • Software Law
  • Information Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Media Law
  • Advertising and Communication Law

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