Helen Papaconstantinou (1932-2022) graduated from the University of Athens and earned a doctorate from the Free University of Berlin. She held an academic teaching position at the University of Athens for a number of years.
She has held the position of president of the Greek groups of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and a member of said institutions’ executive committees. She has also been a Council member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office for several years, as well as a member of the European Communities Trademark Association, the International Trademark Association, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys and the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property. As a committed member of these organizations as well as a very active author of numerous articles and commentaries in almost all of the most prestigious Greek and International publications, she has been actively involved in the formation and development of new strategies and practices on IP matters.
She has been recognized as a leading expert in the IP field and has distinguished herself in Patent and Trademark litigation on behalf of major companies in several technology sections.
A pioneer in many aspects of her academic and professional life, Helen had been distinguished as one of the very few women attorneys in the IP profession at her time. During her whole career, she had been highly valued by her colleagues and earned their recognition and admiration.
With her sharp and quick wit, her free and uncompromised spirit, her encouraging and supportive character, her ethos and passion for perfection, she used her exceptional skills and devotion to work, to lead our firm for over four decades to become one of the bigger and most trusted IP boutiques in Greece.
After a full and successful career of more than 50 years, she retired in 2018 and peacefully passed away in 2022.
We shall always remember her with deep respect, admiration and love. We will honor her memory by continuing her work with the same passion, as she wanted us to, not deviating from the principles she has set, but never ceasing to explore new horizons in our profession.