Elliot Papageorgiou is hailed as a superb patent litigator who "really understands his client's language".
Elliot Papageorgiou offers strategic advice to international clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with special focus on IP value-growth and extraction, strategic portfolio development, and cross-border IP enforcement and litigation in China and across the APAC region. He has managed a range of strategic patent matters, especially technology projects for multinational clients. His client briefs include acting as global IP adviser for one of the world's leading quantum-computing technology companies; structuring IP licensing and exploitation models for high-tech chemical companies; defending China patent portfolios for leading healthcare companies; developing IP strategies for several funded companies of one of Europe’s largest venture-capital funds; and acting for global automotive technology brands, as well as global infrastructure, engineering and manufacturing conglomerates.
Elliot’s significant successes include: structuring China IP licensing and technology transfer for a global leader in specialist chemicals; winning patent claw-back litigation for one of Europe’s largest engineering groups and recovering a number of patent families; winning a patent defence litigation before the Supreme People’s Court for one of Europe’s largest engineering conglomerates; advising venture capital funds on strategic China IP acquisitions and disposals for invested companies; developing a Chinese freedom-to-operate and technology strategy for European auto-parts suppliers, including IP mapping, competitor threat analyses; and implementing strategic measures to generate competitive advantage for his clients.
Elliot is licensed to practise law in England and Wales; New York; and Australia. He is also a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong. He holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce and economics from Murdoch University; read law at Monash University; and read for the BCL at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Elliot Papageorgiou has considerable experience in the trademarks field, acting for clients in matters that range from enforcement of trademarks to portfolio development.
Elliot Papageorgiou advises international brands on contentious and non-contentious IP issues, with a special focus on business-centric IP (and especially trademark) portfolio development, strategic and cross-border IP enforcement and litigation involving China and the Asia-Pacific. He has managed a range of strategic trademark, design, copyright as well as patent projects for multinational clients. His client briefs include developing IP strategies for one of Europe's largest confectionary brands, for global automotive technology brands, global engineering and manufacturing conglomerates, as well as some of Europe’s best-known FCMG and jewellery brands.
A selection of significant brand/trademark-related projects includes: devising and implementing Greater China brand-protection strategies for a global premium confectionary group; devising and implementing China brand-protection strategies for a global financial services firm; devising and implementing anti-counterfeiting strategies, and winning trademark, design and patent infringement lawsuits for a global filtration company; devising proactive trademark and design portfolios for leading stationery and writing instruments companies; and advising one of Europe’s largest venture capital funds on strategic China IP acquisitions for its invested companies.
Elliot is a fluent speaker of a number of European languages, namely German, Serbian, Croatian, and Hungarian, as well as English. Elliot's Mandarin is still a “work in progress”. Elliot is a solicitor (England and Wales), an attorney-at-law (New York), and a barrister and solicitor (Victoria, Australia), with B Com B Ec (Murdoch University, Singapore), LLB (honours) (Monash University, Australia) and BCL (honours) (St Catherine's College, Oxford) degrees.