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A-Z of EU trademark court practice and performance: Netherlands to Slovenia

In the fourth of our five-part series, trademark counsel from law firms across Europe provide an overview of the performance of their countries’ EU trademark courts over the past two years.

A-Z of EU trademark court practice and performance: Netherlands to Slovenia

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8 Jan 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Poland

The Polish design regime is largely based on registration. The crucial requirements for a design to enjoy protection are novelty and individual character. However, design applications are examined for compliance with formal requirements only. Read more

12 Sep 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: Poland

Unregistered marks benefit from the same protection as registered ones if they are commonly known within Poland.  Read more

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8 Jan 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Poland

The Polish design regime is largely based on registration. The crucial requirements for a design to enjoy protection are novelty and individual character. However, design applications are examined for compliance with formal requirements only. Read more

12 Sep 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: Poland

Unregistered marks benefit from the same protection as registered ones if they are commonly known within Poland.  Read more

21 Dec 2017

Litigation procedures and strategies: Poland

The laws governing trademark litigation in Poland are: the Industrial Property Law of June 30 2000 (Journal of Laws 2013, item 1410); the Act on Combating Unfair Competition of April 16 1993 (Journal of Laws 2003, 153, item 1503); the Civil Procedure Code of November 17 1964 (Journal of Laws 2014.0.101); and EU Regulation 207/2009 with regards to EU trademarks. Read more

13 Dec 2016

Litigation procedures and strategies: Poland

The IP Law provides the causes of action for infringement of national trademarks and international trademarks designating Poland under the Madrid Protocol; the EU Trademark Regulation provides the causes of action for infringement of EU trademarks. Where the unauthorised use also meets the criteria for unfair competition, the Act on Combating Unfair Competition applies as well. Read more

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9 Dec 2016

Fee changes for trademark prosecution in Poland

An amendment to the Regulation of the Council of Ministers concerning the protection fees for inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications and topography of integrated circuits has now come into effect. Read more

Trademark law

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21 Dec 2017

Litigation procedures and strategies: Poland

The laws governing trademark litigation in Poland are: the Industrial Property Law of June 30 2000 (Journal of Laws 2013, item 1410); the Act on Combating Unfair Competition of April 16 1993 (Journal of Laws 2003, 153, item 1503); the Civil Procedure Code of November 17 1964 (Journal of Laws 2014.0.101); and EU Regulation 207/2009 with regards to EU trademarks. Read more

11 Dec 2017

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Poland

The main regulations governing designs in Poland are: the Industrial Property Law (as amended) for national industrial designs; and the EU Community Designs Regulation (6/2002) for Community designs. Read more

24 Nov 2016

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Poland

The Polish design regime is largely based on registration. The crucial requirements for a design (referred to as an ‘industrial design’ under Polish IP law) to enjoy protection are novelty and individual character. However, design applications are examined for compliance with formal requirements only. Read more

18 Oct 2016

Opposition proceedings in Poland during transitional period

Since the introduction of the pre-registration trademark opposition system in Poland, this update covers what happens to applications filed before the relevant amendment entered into force. Read more

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