Trademark Department Deputy Manager - POLSERVICE Patent and Trademark Attorneys Office
Bartosz Krakowiak is a Polish patent and trademark attorney, European patent attorney and professional representative before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). He joined POLSERVICE in 2002; since 2006 he has been deputy manager of the trademark department and he is also responsible for coordinating the work of the firm’s legal team.
Mr Krakowiak specialises in trademark and design registration, maintenance, licensing and protection, as well as unfair competition matters, including litigation and anti-counterfeiting actions. He is responsible for the Polish trademark portfolios of some of the world’s leading companies from all areas of business, including several major sports organisations. He represents clients before the Polish Patent Office, EUIPO and the administrative, civil and arbitration courts. He also cooperates with customs, prosecution and enforcement authorities.
Since 2012 Mr Krakowiak has been president of the Polish National Group of the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); he is also a member of the AIPPI Standing Committee – Trademarks. Since 2016 he has been chair of the Legislation and Regulation Committee – the Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Previously, he chaired the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee (2014-2015) and its EU Subcommittee (2012-2013), and also served on the INTA Programming Advisory Council (2016-2017). He has also been closely involved with the work of the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys, as a member of its Regional Council, Legislation Committee and Disciplinary Court of Appeal.
Mr Krakowiak is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and seminars in Poland and worldwide. He lectures to trainee patent and trademark attorneys, particularly on enforcement of IP rights through customs measures.
Mr Krakowiak graduated in law (summa cum laude) from the University of Warsaw. He also completed postgraduate studies in IP law at the University of Warsaw and at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and a special module on Community trademarks (Magister Lucentinus) at the University of Alicante, Spain.
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