Dr. Theodoros Chíou                    IMG 4499small











Dr. Theodoros Chíou is a qualified attorney at law and Intellectual Property Law expert, Member of the Athens Bar association since 2008.

He is the founder and managing director of the homonymous law office based in Athens, Greece (Dr. Theodoros Chíou & Partners, Intellectual Property and Internet Law Office), specialized in IP law and new technologies. Ηe offers consulting and litigation services that cover the whole range of Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law and new media and technologies law.

Dr. Theodoros Chíou holds a Law degree from the Law School of the University of Athens, a Masters degree (Master 2 Droit de la propriété intellectuelle) and a PhD in Intellectual Property Law, both from the University of Strasbourg-CEIPI. For his PhD thesis "Towards a European Law of IP Exploitation Contracts" he obtained the 2015 prize of the Research Federation “Europe en mutation”, University of Strasbourg/CNRS.

He is a former scholarship holder of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), former research fellow (allocataire de recherche) of the University of Strasbourg, a former scholarship holder and guest researcher (Stipendiat) at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and a post-doc researcher at the Haifa Center for Law and Technology, Haifa, Israel. Among others, he has represented ELSA (European Law Students Association) as a delegator at the World Intellectual Property Organisation and he has worked as external scientific collaborator of the Greek Industrial Property Oragnisation.

He is currently an Law Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University Paris 13/IdeF and he is the Coordinator and Lecturer of the course "Information Law" within the Master Program titled "Information Management in Libraries, Archives and Museums", University of West Attica.

He has taught intellectual property law, internet law, data protection law and e-commerce law as adjunct lecturer at the University of Strasbourg. Ηe regularly publishes in Greek and international law journals and he speaks in conferences and seminars related with IP law & digital tehcnologies and innovation law. His work Copyright and Streaming has been published in 2010. He is a co-founder of the project Dress and the law and the founder and editor of the law portal www.iprights.gr.


Language skills: Greek, English, French, Spanish


Publications (see further: https://haifa.academia.edu/TheodorosChiou/Papers):



The noncreative transformation of a work as plagiarism, (Comment on the decision of Single-Member Court of Athens, no 1428/2019), EEmpD, forthcoming


Independent music repertoire and mandatory collective management of fair remuneration of art. 49 para. 1 Law 2121/1993: a symbiotic relationship, (Comment on the decision of Single-Member Court of Thessaloniki no 5653/2017), DiMEE, 1/2019, p. 95 ff.



Risk-based compliance under the General Data Protection Regulation, HREL, 4/2018, p. 467 ff.


Collective Management and grant of multi-territorial licenes on musical works in the digital environment after the Directive 2014/26/EU and Law No 4481/2017: critical overview and perspectives, DiMEE, 3/2018, p. 303 ff.


Cross-border portability of online music services after the Regulation 1128/2017: challenges and perspectives for the digital exploitation of copyrighted musical works, ChrID, p. 762 ff.


Idea and expression in literature: defining the scope of protection of literary works under copyright law, EfAd, 7/2018, p. 730 ff.


Child stars suing parents for mismanagement of their earnigns from artistic activity: the case of California Child Actor’s Bill in M. Kanellopoulou-Botti (ed.), Child and Information. Questions of history, law, ethics and culture, Ed. Oselotos, 2018, pp. 50-60. 




Wearing troubles! When an outfit violates copyright, October 2017, Available at IPrights.GR [in Greek]


Contribution to the construction of actors' related rights contract law (comment on Three-Member Court of Appeal of Athens decision No 761/2016), ChrID, 4/2017, p. 293 ff.





Public performance of "non represented" music reprtoire: Solving the legal riddle (comment on the decision No 4657/2015 of the Single Member First Instance Court of Thessaloniki, DiMEE, 2/2016, p. 247 ff. [in Greek]


Print me a Dress! The third dimension of intellectual property in fashion (3d printing), Αpril 2016, Available at IPrights.gr [In Greek]


Copyright law and website blocking: Proportionality in a digital world, ChrID, 2016, pp. 230-239 [in Greek]


Τrade secrets law as a foundation for the development of an innovation economy: the Proposal for a Directive on on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information [in Greek], DEE, 1/2016, p. 27 ff. [in Greek]





Vers un droit européen des contrats d'exploitation de propriété intellectuelle (PhD Thesis), University of Strasbourg-CEIPI


Contribution to the volume A. Manthos, Copyright law, Diagrams – Comments – Τemplates of legal documents (Ed. P. Koriatopoulou-Aggeli&Ch. Tsiggou), Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2015, with commented templates of judicial documents and contracts from legal practice of copyright law


Collective management and Creative Commons licences in music industry: Peaceful coexistence or overkill [in Greek], DiMEE, 2/2015, p. 186 ff.


Gastronomic innovation: the protection of culinary recipes under copyright law [in Greek], NoV, vol. 63, 2/2015, p. 398 ff.


Lifting the (Dogmatic) Barriers in Intellectual Property Law: fragmentation vs. integration and the practicability of a European Copyright Code, EIPR, 3/2015, p. 138 ff.




The (bad) smell of protection: A never ending story?, ΙΙC, Vol. 45, nov. 2014, pp. 852-854


Music Licensing in the Cloud: The Greek Experience, GRUR Int., 3/2014, p. 228 ff.


The name of an artistic group: Reflexions about an immaterial asset that deserves protection under IP law [in Greek], DiMEE, 1/2014, p. 35 ff.




Towards a horizontal regulation of IP licensing contracts law. Thoughts de lege ferenda arising from the provisions of the new Trademark Act dealing with licensing contracts (Law No 4072/2012) [in Greek], ChrID, nov. 2013, pp. 711-719


Book review: Stavroula Karapapa: Private Copying. Routledge, London and New York, 2012, pp. 240, IIC, Volume 44, Issue 6 (2013), p. 744-746


On royalties and transfers without (monetary) consideration: Looking for the ‘magic formula’ for assessing the validity of remuneration clauses of copyright transfers under French Copyright law, IIC, Vol. 44, Issue 5 (2013), pp. 585-598




The Term ‘Intellectual Property’ and its Integration within the Greek Legal System [in Greek], Dimee, 2/2011, p. 174