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Charis Tsigou

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Professional experience

Lawyer before the Agrinion Bar since 1992 and Lawyer before the Athens Bar since 2001. She graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Athens and also holds two Master's degrees (DEA) from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) in Philosophy of Law (1991) and the Law of Intellectual and Industrial Property (1994).

She practices law on wide-ranging issues related to intellectual property, trademarks and patents, informatics and personal data protection. She has been for a number of years the legal council 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 has been 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.


  • Law Degree (cum laude),
    National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • DEA en Philosophie du Droit,
    Université de Paris II – Assas (1991)
  • DEA en Propriété Littéraire, Artistique et Industrielle (on academic scholarship from the State Scholaships Foundation),
    Université de Paris II – Assas (1994)
  • Doctorat (en préparation),
    Université de Paris I - Sorbonne

Areas of expertise

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