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.
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For copper-bottomed protection at every stage of the trademark lifecycle, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka is a prime pick. The IP group has substantial IT and data protection know-how, which it leverages to secure future-proofed brand protection for media and telecommunications players. One of Poland’s largest telecommunications infrastructure companies, Nexera, sought out Aleksandra Auleytner and Jarosław Konecko to duke it out against Swedish company Sigma IT and subsidiary, Nexer Insight. Auleytner has a holistic understanding of trademark, copyright and e-commerce law, making her a valuable adviser to brand-rich entities; while Konecko is “a very engaged and efficient litigator whose diligence comes through in across all aspects of court proceedings”.
Domański Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP) is the largest independent Polish law firm, with a large team of experienced experts who advise on rights to intangibles, copyright law, industrial property law, new technologies and e-commerce law.
Key practice areas
Thanks to a pragmatic approach, DZP helps clients to create new and exploit existing legal structures to achieve their full business potential. The firm’s expertise in intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications stems from high market awareness and many years of practical experience in copyright and neighbouring rights, industrial property rights, protection of personal interests and database protection rights. DZP’s clients originate from all over the world and are both owners of recognisable trademarks and new entrepreneurs whose rights to intangibles require regular, precise 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 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 – including patents, trademarks and industrial products – in the EU market and worldwide through international registrations (eg, patents, trademarks, industrial designs and certificates of origin).
DZP was established in 1993 and since then has expanded both in size and breadth of service offering. Its reputation and brand are built on client trust and satisfaction, as well as the outstandingly effective teamwork of its legal and tax professionals. DZP’s head office is in central Warsaw with branch offices in Poznan and Wroclaw. The legal and tax team comprises over 180 trustworthy specialists working under the leadership of 37 experienced 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 reach and market position
DZP’s worldwide network of leading foreign law firms enables it to advise Polish firms interested in operating in 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 and the International Financial Law Review 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 stems directly from the outstanding professional qualifications of its lawyers and tax experts, and their 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 is carried out by multidisciplinary teams and, when necessary, DZP also uses the knowledge and experience of external experts, such as foreign law firms or specialists from international advisory firms.