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OUR ORGANISATION
THE PURPOSE OF OUR ACTIVITIES
The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI), functions as an Independent Management Entity  on the basis of the regulations of Greek Law 4481/2017 The purpose of the Society, in accordance with the law, and its statute, is the administration and protection of intellectual property, for all works composed and/or written in the past and all works to be written in the future by the creators/intellectual property owners of musical works that have entered into an agreement with the organisation.
 
HISTORY OF OUR SERVICE
The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI) was founded in 1930, at a time when the term "intellectual property" and the idea of intellectual property protection were first introduced in our country. After more than eight decades of continuous service and struggle for the protection of the intellectual property of creators of musical works, AEPI represents more than 14.815 Greek and foreign (through direct membership agreements) creators/intellectual property owners, as well as 2.200.000 foreign creators/intellectual property owners who entrusted the protection and the administration of their repertoire to AEPI, through representation agreements with corresponding Collective Management Organisations worldwide. AEPI employs 114 staff (of whom 8 work at our offices in Thessaloniki) in salaried posts and 17 lawyers. Moreover, our organisation employs 51 collaborators as local representatives in Greece and a number of seasonal collaborators.
 
FOUNDING MEMBERS
Founding members of AEPI were in alphabetical order: Sosos Ioannidis, Manolis Kalomiris, Ioannis Komninos, Ioannis Kiparisis, Constantinos Lavdas, Nikolaos Lavdas, Zaharias Makris, Takis Marinos, Kiriakos Mavreas, Andreas Papadopoulos, Grigoris Skarlatos, Giorgos Tsakatsianos.
 
RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS
AEPI has concluded representation agreements with 121 homologue organisations in 146 administration territories.
 
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