World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Poland

On 1 July 2020, Poland’s long-awaited specialised IP courts and new types of IP-related court actions came into operation, under new legislation which amends the Civil Procedure Code. The courts will hear all skirmishes relating to intellectual property, as well as unfair competition disputes. The reform also introduced special divisions...

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On 1 July 2020, Poland’s long-awaited specialised IP courts and new types of IP-related court actions came into operation, under new legislation which amends the Civil Procedure Code. The courts will hear all skirmishes relating to intellectual property, as well as unfair competition disputes. The reform also introduced special divisions in five district courts in Warsaw, Poznań, Gdasńk, Lublin and Katowice; and in two courts of appeal in Warsaw and Poznań. These changes aim to advance brand protection and enforcement in the country, while enhancing uniformity of case law and legal certainty. While practitioners are eagerly anticipating the opportunities that the new regime should present, they are also bracing themselves for the initial process of ironing out possible kinks.

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