Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
By Evangelia Manika, Associate LLB. MSc. The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) represent the most fundamental change in EU patent law over the last 50 years and came into force on 1 June 2023. From then on, the new unitary patent system will allow applicants to follow not only a single approach
AI and Health Apps

AI and Health Apps

Evangelia Manika, Associate LL.B. MSc. Nowadays, AI is increasingly being used in healthcare around the world as it can improve a range of medical issues such as prevention, more accurate diagnosis, treatment methods, disease prediction and spread, and generally lead to better outcomes for patients. In this context, healthcare application developers are using AI to
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: MECHANISM FOR THE CONTROL OF UNUSUALLY LOW TENDERS
By Giorgos Skampoulos LL.M, Associate The mechanism for the control of unusually low tenders, as provided for in Articles 69 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Articles 88-89 of Law No. 4412/2016, is of fundamental importance for the protection of the public interest, as it assists the contracting authority in identifying bogus tenders submitted by economic operators
Artificial Intelligence Act – one step closer to the final agreement
By Evangelia Manika, Associate, LLB, MSc. On 8 December 2023 Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the key terms and provisions of the AI Act, the world’s first horizontal legislation on artificial intelligence. The main objective of the AI Act is to ensure that only AI systems that are both safe and
N. 4990/2022 Whistleblowing

N. 4990/2022 Whistleblowing

By Dimitrios Aineias Spiliotis, LL.B Greek National Law 4990/2022 on the protection of persons reporting violations of EU Law, establishes specific regulatory compliance requirements for all businesses. Prior to the entry into force of Law No. 4990/2022, the Greek legal order limited the protection of public interest petitioners to the protection of public interest witnesses
Ογκολογία και Malpractice

Oncology and Malpractice

Βy Dimitris Aineias Spiliotis, T.Lawyer LL.B Medical malpractice means any conduct of a doctor that is assessed as falling short of the standard of care required in his or her profession, generally because the doctor fails to observe his or her professional standard or because he or she violates the generally accepted rules of medical
Medical Devices Clinical Trials & Oncology
By Evangelia Manika Associate LL.B MSc. Nowadays, it is very common for healthcare professionals and especially for oncologists to use medical devices in order to administer cancer treatments. In particular, medical devices are used in hospitals not only in the fields of radiotherapy and medical imaging, but also in the field of surgical oncology, in
THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED DOCTOR ON MEDICAL LIABILITY
By Giorgos Skampoulos, Associate LL.M. The issue of the responsibility of the doctor, who has increased qualifications compared to the average doctor of his speciality, has been raised in Greek theory and jurisprudence. A highly qualified doctor may be considered to be one who, for example, holds an academic title, is a clinic director, is
EU AND FDA REGULATION OF NOVEL FOODS, COMPARATIVE OVERVIEW
By Giorgos Skampoulos, Associate LL.M. Novel foods have become increasingly established in the dietary choices of consumers worldwide in recent decades. Since their spread is not a fact that can be ignored, both EU and US legislators have established a modern framework so as to regulate the emerging issues in an authentic way. Although the
Metaverse and Intellectual Property

Metaverse and Intellectual Property

By Evangelia Manika, Associate, LL.B MSc.Nowadays, the metaverse could be the new megatrend in many areas of people’s daily life, as it could offer a variety of benefits in the fields of communication, gaming, shared experiences, healthcare, education, intellectual property etc. However, many concerns can be raised about the legal aspects of the metaverse. Among
ΑΙ ACT

AI ACT

By Aineias Spiliotis, LL.B. On June 14, the European Parliament’s plenary gave the green light to the AI Act, which will be followed by the trilogue process, in which the European Parliament will negotiate with the Council of the EU and the European Commission. This process aims to reach agreement on a legislative proposal that
NOVEL FOODS: LEGAL ISSUES

NOVEL FOODS: LEGAL ISSUES

By Giorgos Skampoulos, Associate LL.M The increasing globalization, the growing ethnic diversity and the gradual search for new sources of nutrients are some of the key factors that have led to the increasing international appearance of new forms of food that were previously largely unknown to human consumption. According to the EU framework, any food