Palaiochorinos S.A. v. Papanastasiou, Court of Appeal Thessaloniki (Εφετειο Θεσσαλονικης), 20 February 2009
Kluwer Patent Blog
November 15, 2010
Please refer to this post as:, ‘Palaiochorinos S.A. v. Papanastasiou, Court of Appeal Thessaloniki (Εφετειο Θεσσαλονικης), 20 February 2009’, Kluwer Patent Blog, November 15 2010, http://patentblog.kluweriplaw.com/2010/11/15/palaiochorinos-s-a-vs-papanastasiou-court-of-appeal-thessaloniki-%ce%b5%cf%86%ce%b5%cf%84%ce%b5%ce%b9%ce%bf-%ce%b8%ce%b5%cf%83%cf%83%ce%b1%ce%bb%ce%bf%ce%bd%ce%b9%ce%ba%ce%b7%cf%82-20-february-2/
The Thessaloniki Court of Appeal held in nullity proceedings that the patent, covering ornamental light devices, lacked both novelty and inventive step. The patented subject matter was found to be known in the market and circulating in trade prior to the date of filing the application for patent protection.