PATPOL – European and Polish Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Founded in 1966, PATPOL is one of the longest-standing IP firms in Poland. Its  international reputation for IP expertise and professionalism built over its 53-year history, makes it a leading IP firm in Poland.

PATPOL’s clients include both large multinationals and medium and small businesses operating across various industries – such as chemistry, electronics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, information technology, microbiology, media and mechanics, and automotive – including some of the world’s most respected brands.

PATPOL has over 90 employees, many of whom are members of leading international organisations, including INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association, MARQUES, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Licensing Executives Society, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property.

PATPOL has a well-balanced, highly qualified and experienced team comprising patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, lawyers and specialists who advise on all aspects of IP protection in Poland and abroad. It provides customers with IP services covering all aspects of IP and industrial property protection, based on the highest standards of quality and ethics.

PATPOL works across borders and cooperates with IP firms from all over the world that are either recommended directly by clients or chosen by PATPOL based on their experience and reliability.

The firm represents clients before the Polish Patent Office (PPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the EUIPO and WIPO.

Services

Patents and utility models

  • Filing and prosecution – preparation of patent applications to the PPO and the EPO, and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
  • Searches – patent literature searches to verify the patentability of innovative technical solutions that are developed by clients and freedom-to-operate searches and reporting on the existence or non-existence of exclusive rights of third parties in Poland.
  • Representation – representation of clients before the PPO and the EPO in opposition and appeal proceedings, validation of European patents in Poland and payment of annuities and fees to the PPO, the EPO and foreign patent offices.
  • Oppositions, revocations, cancellations and infringements.

Trademarks and industrial designs

  • Applications and registration – preparation and filing of trademark and industrial design applications with the PPO, the EUIPO, the WIPO International Bureau and national patent offices, and registrability searches.
  • Representation – filing of oppositions and requests for declaring the lapse or cancellation of trademarks and industrial designs, defence of trademarks and industrial designs, infringement proceedings, preparation and sending of cease and desist letters, cooperation with law enforcement authorities including the police, the prosecutor’s office and the customs authorities, internet domain name advisory services, recordal of changes in the registers and monitoring of deadlines and payment of fees.
  • Oppositions, revocations, cancellations and infringements.

PATPOL Legal

PATPOL Legal is part of the PATPOL Group and the leading IP law firm in Poland; it offers the full range of legal services, including economic, corporate, tax and labour law, to Polish and foreign entities alike in all matters regarding IP rights.

PATPOL Legal represents clients before the courts; develops protection programmes; writes legal opinions regarding the violation of IP rights; combats unfair competition; manages the transfer of industrial property rights and copyrights; and handles domain name disputes, litigation and customs proceedings.

PATPOL Legal’s clients, which include large Polish and international companies, as well as smaller companies in a variety of business sectors, provide the firm with a diverse and rich experience, as well as a portfolio of unique, unprecedented cases.

Contact details

PATPOL – European and Polish Patent and Trademark Attorneys
162J Nowoursynowska Street
Warsaw 02-776
Poland

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