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13 JANUARY 2022

Quality no longer affects assessment of trademark recognition in Polish courts

A Supreme Administrative Court decision has finally brought Polish practice for judging recognition of trademarks in line with EU standards by disassociating perceived product quality from brand recognition.

16 DECEMBER 2021

Polish IP office launches authenticity verification tool in fight against fraudsters

Following a wave of scams targeted at trademark owners, the office has introduced a digital verification tool to prevent trademark owners falling prey to fraudulent invoices and correspondence.

26 AUGUST 2021

New bill to replace decades old industrial property law in Poland

A new bill is set to replace the 20-year-old Polish Industrial Property Act. The old and much amended law has been criticised for creating interpretational doubts. The new bill claims that it will be more friendly to entrepreneurs by speeding up the very formal registration process.

12 AUGUST 2021

Survey as evidence in trademark proceedings

The CP12 Common Practice on evidence in trademark appeal proceedings recently became binding in Poland. Here is all you need to know about its impact on the trademark space.

22 JULY 2021

Polish Supreme Court provides much-needed clarity on trademark limitation period in Audi infringement case

After years of contradictory decisions, a recent Supreme Court ruling in a case involving Audi could signal a new turn in the protection of trademarks and the trademark limitation period.

15 JULY 2021

Analysing the first year of the Polish IP courts

A year since the Polish IP courts first opened, the district courts of Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Poznań and Warsaw have provided data on the types of case that are being brought before them.

10 JUNE 2021

Have you got your EORI number? New requirement for trademark owners interested in customs applications for action

Many rights holders will already have an individual registration and identification (EORI) number, but may not know what it is. It is crucial to find out, as the parameters surrounding customs applications in the European Union have shifted.

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