Dress And The Law

The Team

Dr Theodoros Chiou

Theodoros is an IP law expert and Post-Doc researcher at the University of Haifa. He is a graduate of Athens Law School and he holds a Master degree and PhD in IP Law from the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg.

He is a former Scholarship holder and Research Fellow of the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg (2008-2011) and External Researcher and Scholarship holder at the Max-Planck Institute for IP and Competition Law, Munich (2011-2013). His main research topics of interest are Licensing contracts, European Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law and new technologies, with a particular focus on music industry.

In addition, he is a practising attorney-at-law, member of the Athens Bar Association. His law office specialises in IP, Internet and technology law.

He is the author of the monograph “Copyright and Streaming”, he regularly publishes in law journals while he is the founder and editor of www.iprights.gr, the first website dedicated on Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Greece.


Chryssa Kapartziani

Chryssa is a Law School graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with post-graduate degrees in Sociology of Law and in Health & Environment of the Medical School of the University of Athens. Moreover, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the Law School of the University of Athens in the field of Sociology of Law. She is actively engaged in specialized legal issues regarding medical law in addition to, legal issues regarding city life, urban planning, energy and the environment.


Spyros Koulocheris

Spyros is a lawyer and, since 2011, he has been serving as the Head of Legal Research at the Greek Council for Refugees in Athens. He graduated from the School of Law of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds an L.L.M. in the History of Law from the same University, where he is also currently pursuing his doctoral thesis in the History of Law. He is invited to lecture frequently as a refugee law expert and has published extensively on the refugee crisis. Spiros joined the Dress and the Law  team in 2017.


Myrsini Pichou

Myrsini works at the Athens University History Museum. She is a Theatre Studies graduate (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and holds an M.Sc. degree in Cultural Organisations Management (Hellenic Open University) and an M.A. degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London).

In 2004, she assisted the artistic director, Vassilis Zidianakis, in his work for the exhibition ‘Ptychoseis = Folds + Pleats. Drapery from Ancient Greek Dress to 21st Century Fashion’, organised by the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation as part of the 2004 Athens Cultural Olympiad. She participated in the organising team of the exhibition ‘RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion’ organised by ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture, which was first presented in Athens in 2007.

She contributed with an essay to the catalogue of the exhibition ‘Patterns of Magnificence: Tradition and Reinvention in Greek Women’s Costume’, which was first presented at the Hellenic Centre in London in 2014. She has also published on art and dress, 20th century fashion, american paper dresses, dress collections and uniforms.

She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Costume Society. She is also a member of the Association of Dress Historians (U.K.) and the ICOM Costume Committee.


The Dress and the Law logo was designed by Konstantinos Kapsimallis.