- LLB Degree in Law, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
- Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court and the Council of State
Maria has more than 27 years’ experience in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters, particularly in the areas of Trade Marks, Designs, Copyright and Domain Names.
Maria has extensive experience in the clearance, filing and prosecution of Trade Marks and Designs and has been active in Trade Mark oppositions, revocation and invalidation proceedings. At the same time she has been advising both national and international clients on the enforcement of their IP rights and has acted in many high profile IP disputes before the Greek Courts, the General Court and the CJEU.
Maria heads the firm’s Trade Mark and Design practice and is recognized as a leading figure in IP law in Greece.
Maria is a member of the Athens Bar Association, ECTA, Marques and AIPPI. She speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish.
Intellectual Property - The Legal 500 (20158-2019)
Trade Marks – WTR 1000 (2015-2018)
Intellectual Property – Best Lawyers® (2010-2018)
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks (2018) by Global Legal Group (Greek chapter)
Contributions to Managing Intellectual Property on a regular basis
“Maria has a sixth sense for what will resonate with judges and the indefatigable Metaxakis has a never-say-die attitude.” WTR 1000 – 2019
“Razor-sharp business acumen seems to run in the family, as it is equally evident in Maria Kilimiris. While Kilimiris carefully weighs up strategic options before providing prudent solutions, she is a tremendously versatile practitioner and just as comfortable handling contentious matters, and the heat of the courtroom never fazes her.” WTR 1000 – 2018
“All-rounder Maria Kilimiris operates adroitly across the contentious/non-contentious divide; she is celebrated for her shrewd business sense.” WTR 1000 – 2017