Pavlos Dekatris joined the firm as an Associate in January 2022, after completing his traineeship with the firm. During his training, he had the opportunity to acquire wide-ranging experience in the intellectual property, data protection, and corporate departments of the firm with a particular emphasis on trade marks, GDPR and, general technology law matters. Pavlos advises on intellectual property, technology law, and blockchain and cryptoassets.
As a member of the Intellectual Property Law team, Pavlos is involved in all matters pertaining to trade mark, copyright, and design protection. Accordingly, Pavlos represents clients’ interests with respect to brand protection, enforcement, and intellectual property portfolio management.
Moreover, Pavlos provides legal advice in relation to intellectual property law that includes guiding clients on the relevant legislation and case law, as well as the application of relevant legal frameworks to their business.
Examples of Pavlos’ work in this area include preparing submissions for the benefit of local and international clients to defend and assert intellectual property rights before the Registrar of Intellectual Property in Cyprus and before Cypriot courts; drafting and negotiating settlement agreements; advising SMEs and start-ups on how to apply for various grant schemes geared towards them by the EUIPO.
Throughout his academic studies, Pavlos maintained a special interest in technology and the law, having written an LLM dissertation on online consumer rights in England and Wales regarding e-commerce transactions.
With an effective understanding of legal and regulatory provisions regarding telecommunications, cybersecurity, e-commerce, consumer protection, and advertising, Pavlos has been able to apply his special interest in technology through his practice with the firm by advising clients such as automobile enterprises and digital media service providers.
Pavlos’ engagement with this area of law encompasses ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks and meeting licencing requirements within the context of, among others, connected technologies and Internet-of-Things applications.
Within the context of data protection and privacy regulations, Pavlos assists clients by providing guidance and advice regarding the applicability of the relevant national and EU data protection legislation applicable to their business, including reviewing their compliance with the EU’s GDPR and domestic regulations. He often reviews privacy policies, consent forms and general terms and conditions, and other data sensitive agreements.
Pavlos advises clients in relation to the incorporation and everyday management of companies, as well as on aspects of corporate governance such as changes in corporate structure, the issuance of share capital, directors’ duties and shareholder rights, amending memoranda and articles of association amongst other general corporate matters. In this respect, Pavlos has experience in drafting and reviewing corporate documents and general terms and conditions, in particular, for clients involved in e-commerce and technology related industries.
Pavlos regularly researches and advises on technical and legal matters related to cryptocurrencies and block chain technology and on the application of local authorisation requirements to Crypto-Asset Service Providers. Pavlos has an interest in the latest legal (and technological) developments in this emerging area of law and is thus able to advise on the potential impact of any upcoming or proposed regulations or laws affecting client operations.