Domański Zakrzewski Palinka
Domański Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP) is the largest independent Polish law firm, with a team of experienced experts who advise on everything from rights to intangibles.
IP and technology, media and telecommunications practice
DZP helps clients to create and make use of existing legal structures to achieve their full business potential. The expertise of the IP and technology, media and telecommunications practice is based on market awareness and many years’ experience with 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 intangibles 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 rights on 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 and effective teamwork. DZP’s head office is located in Warsaw and it has local offices in Poznan and Wroclaw. The legal and tax team comprises more than 120 specialists working under the leadership of 24 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.
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. DZP’s lawyers render services in various languages, including English, German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish. Over the past few years, DZP has taken first place 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 and the International Financial Law Review 1000.
To achieve its aim of being the leading law firm in Poland with an international range, DZP has built up an extensive network of relationships with foreign law offices. DZP and many of its lawyers are members of professional international organisations, including the International Trademark Association. DZP’s contacts with partner law firms provide access to legal expertise and solutions worldwide. Thus, DZP can offer advisory services to Polish firms that are interested in expanding their operations to the international market, as well as foreign firms seeking advice on Polish law. This network of cooperating law firms also enables DZP to obtain opinions and information on solutions that are frequently applied abroad.
The high quality of the services provided by the firm is due to 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 degree of involvement. The firm’s work for clients is carried out by multi-tasking teams and, as 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