- LLM in Civil and Commercial Litigation, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
- LLM Degree in Commercial Law, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
- LLB Degree in Law, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
- Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court and the Council of State
Manolis has more than 19 years’ experience in IP law, focusing primarily on Patent, Trade Mark, Unfair Competition and Copyright litigation.
Manolis has acquired strong experience in patent litigation acting on behalf of research based pharmaceutical companies. He has been involved in multijurisdictional projects and has been actively advising and participating in proceedings on behalf of international as well as national clients before all Greek Courts and the CJEU.
Manolis is a member of the Athens Bar Association and AIPPI. He speaks Greek, English and German.
Patents – IAM Patent 1000 (2015-2020)
IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2020)
Patents – IAM Patent 1000 (2015-2018)
Trademarks – WTR 1000 (2015-2020)
IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2019)
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks (2020)
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks (2019) by Global Legal Group (Greek chapter)
Contributions to Managing Intellectual Property on a regular basis
“He often teams up with Manolis Metaxakis on life sciences matters. The two form a potent strike force and recently acted in infringement and preliminary injunction proceedings for Novartis and Atnahs Pharma UK. “It is always a fantastic experience working either with or against them, and you know your matters are in capable hands.” IAM Patent 1000 -2020
“Manolis Metaxakis is best known for his patent litigation prowess but has honed his advocacy skills to a fine edge by tackling a diverse range of IP and unfair competition cases.” WTR 1000 – 2020
“... and the indefatigable Metaxakis has a never-say-die attitude.” WTR 1000 – 2019
The “very respected and experienced” Manolis Metaxakis is an enforcement aficionado, for whom high-stakes litigation is meat and drink. He never misses a beat in complicated proceedings and always has a compelling rejoinder up his sleeve. WTR 1000 -2018
“Manolis Metaxakis is the star quarterback on the enforcement side; he has triumphed in myriad knotty disputes and has supplementary copyright know-how.” WTR 1000 - 2017