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Maria is a member of the Intellectual Property (IP), Advertising and Media Law practice group of the Firm.

She has extensive experience, in Greece and abroad, in all IP and Advertising areas (trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, domain names, copyright, patents, utility models, industrial designs, commercial communications review and advertising compliance). Maria regularly advises national and foreign entities of various sectors, such as cosmetic and consumer goods companies, hotels, luxury goods and fashion industry houses, music and publishing houses, gaming companies, technology companies, pharmaceutical companies, in relation to the effective protection of their IP rights, in the structuring and management of their IP portfolios and in all areas related to the promotion and advertising of their products and services, handling all non-contentious and contentious matters, leading negotiations, drafting agreements (e.g. IP protection, exploitation and licensing agreements, technology transfer, trademark co-existence agreements, creation of advertising campaigns with media agencies) and defending their IP rights before all competent authorities and courts. Maria actively also participates in M&A transactions handling all IP and rebranding related issues, negotiations and agreements.

Maria´s practice and expertise further extends to Media and Entertainment Law; She provides legal advice and support to media companies, streaming service providers, production companies, media websites and other companies of the media sector on all matters related to their activity (audiovisual works production and filming agreements, casting, creators and actors agreements, media sponsorship, image and personality rights, media related intellectual property matters, broadcasting/streaming and advertising compliance).

‘With respect to IP matters we have worked mainly with Maria Spanou, whom I consider an outstanding legal professional in the fields of IP, IT law, etc. Apart from her deep knowledge and expertise in the relevant field, she is extremely professional and approachable.’

The Legal 500, 2023

DEA Droit de la Communication, Paris II Panthéon - Assas (2003-2004)
Law School, Dimokritio University of Thrace (1998-2003)
Université de Liège, Faculté de Droit, Belgium (Erasmus Program 2000)


English, French, Spanish, Catalan


Member of the Athens Bar Association (2005)
Member of the Barcelona Bar Association (2009)
Member of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Committee
Member of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Committee of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce