George Moukas is a Senior Associate with "Ballas Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C.". George is coordinator of the Litigation Group. He also participates in the IP, IT & CT Group, the Company, Tax & Employment Group, the Competition, Agency & Distribution Group, the Economic Law Group and the Special Sector Group.
George is a graduate of the Athens University Law School, has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1992 and joined the firm in 1995. He is qualified to present cases to the Supreme Courts and all lower courts.
An experienced litigator, George has litigated over 300 cases involving various types of infringement of IP rights (anti-counterfeit cases, cases of “pirated” software etc.) in both civil and criminal courts. He has extensive experience in all matters pertaining to IP litigation: liaison with Customs and Police authorities and implementation of anti-counterfeit customs-intervention legislation. George has advised many multinational firms on combating counterfeiting activities and on the implementation of the customs-intervention legislation.
Additionally, George served as co-author in the preparation of Greece's report for Borderwatch, a global online resource for IP owners, providing country-by-country analyses of legal issues and procedures for the protection of IP rights through Customs controls. He has also participated as lecturer in a training programme for Police & Customs officials in Estonia sponsored by the EU and has contributed as co-author to the anti-counterfeiting chapter on Greece in the 2008 edition of the World Trademark Review.
Languages: Greek, English, German
Contribution (Country Chapter) to "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures - Law and Practice in the EU", Oxford University Press, 2011 (co-authored with G. Ballas, N. Prentoulis)
Author in the preparation of the Greece report for “Borderwatch” (LawInContext – Interactive Knowledge From Baker & McKenzie), a global online information product on protection of IP rights through Customs controls, according to the EU legislation, 2003 up to this date
Participation as lecturer in the training programme for Police & Customs officials in Estonia, sponsored by the EU through the “European Centre of International & Public Law”, on issues of implementation of the EU legislation for the protection of IP rights, Tallinn, May 2004 – October 2004
Correspondent for Greece and member of the ΙΝ.Τ.Α. (International Trademark Association) work group for the adjustment and improvement of the EU and National legislation on IP Law, 2009