Domański Zakrzewski Palinka
Domański Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP) is the largest independent Polish law firm, with a team of experienced specialists who advise on rights to intangible assets, copyright law, industrial property law, new technologies and e-commerce law.
Key practice areas
DZP helps clients to create and leverage their IP assets to achieve their full business potential. The expertise of the firm’s IP and technology, media and telecommunications practice is based on market awareness and many years’ experience in copyright and neighbouring rights, industrial property rights, protection of personal interests and database protection rights. DZP’s clients are owners of recognisable trademarks and entrepreneurs whose rights to intangible assets require regular market monitoring.
DZP advises Polish and international firms on how to protect utility designs, know-how, trade secrets and copyright. The firm provides advice on property law concerning technology and IP rights and rights transfers to other entities, as well as on corporate transactions, divisions, and mergers and acquisitions. DZP also helps clients to protect their intangible assets in the EU market – including patents, EU trademarks and industrial products – and to register rights in international proceedings (eg, patents, trademarks, industrial designs and certificates of origin).
DZP was established in 1993 and since then has systematically expanded its potential. Its reputation and brand are values built on client trust and satisfaction, as well as effective teamwork. DZP’s head office is located in Warsaw with branch offices in Poznan and Wroclaw. The legal and tax team comprises over 170 specialists working under the leadership of 33 partners. The comprehensive tax and legal advice given to clients from all sectors is based on the in-depth knowledge and practical experience of our experts.
DZP’s team has worked for years to maintain its good reputation and professional prestige, strengthened by many years’ experience in advising on large, complex projects, introducing innovative solutions and meeting clients’ high expectations. This ever-widening expert knowledge enables the firm to resolve even the most complex legal issues.
International range and market position
DZP’s worldwide network of leading foreign law firms enables it to advise Polish firms interested in operating on the international market and foreign firms planning to invest in Poland. This network of cooperating law firms also enables DZP to obtain opinions and information on solutions that are frequently applied abroad. DZP’s lawyers render services in various languages, including English, German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish. Over the past few years, DZP has taken top places in the law firm rankings compiled by leading Polish newspapers Rzeczpospolita and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. The firm has also been consistently recommended and highly ranked in renowned international legal directories such as The Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and the IFLR 1000.
DZP and many of its lawyers are members of professional international organisations, including the International Trademark Association.
The high quality of the services provided by the firm is underpinned by the outstanding professional qualifications of its lawyers and tax experts, and a pragmatic approach to working with clients. DZP has created an organisational culture based on an understanding of clients’ core businesses. Its lawyers are highly regarded by clients for their professionalism, efficiency, communication skills and commitment. The firm’s work for clients is carried out by multi-disciplinary teams and, when necessary, DZP also uses external experts such as foreign law firms or specialists from international advisory firms.
Domański Zakrzewski Palinka
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- Aleksandra Auleytner, Partner