Region: Poland

Poland introduces specialised IP courts and new types of court action

A new act amending the Civil Procedure Code and other relevant acts entered into force in Poland on 1 July 2020, introducing specialised IP courts as well as new types of IP-related court action.

15 July 2020

New specialised IP courts in Poland should make EU and domestic case law consistent

Five specialised IP courts open this month but question marks remain over staffing and training.

08 July 2020

New enforcement rules for IP rights in Poland

The amendments to the Polish Civil Procedure Code, which enter into force on 1 July 2020, provide crucial changes to the enforcement of IP rights in Poland, including the extensive regulation of proceedings related to IP rights infringement.

18 June 2020

Emergency bill sets out new Polish court rules during covid-19 lockdown

On 31 March 2020 Poland introduced an emergency bill, Shield 2.0, which suspended time limits in administrative, civil and criminal proceedings. Six weeks later a second bill, Shield 3.0, came into force. This is designed to restart proceeding terms and repeals the prohibition on holding court hearings.

28 May 2020

Rules of representation for unconventional marks in Poland

The requirement for graphic representations in trademark applications was abolished in Poland and most EU members states by the EU Trademark Directive (2015/2436). Since then trademarks can be represented in any appropriate form using generally available technology. This change has made it significantly easier to register non-traditional marks.

23 April 2020

How Polish trademarks are affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many IP offices and courts have declared a judicial break. This article provides information on the changes in Polish court activity and at the Polish Patent Office, the EUIPO, European Patent Office and WIPO.

09 April 2020

Poland Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year: WTS Patent Attorneys

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2020

30 March 2020

Trademark procedures and strategies: Poland

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

Poland’s legal regime of national trademark rights is regulated mainly by the Industrial Property Law (30 June 2000).

17 March 2020

Five counterfeit hotspots in Poland that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next edition of our series on markets around the world that reportedly engage in the sale of fake goods, we head to Poland.

12 December 2019

Poland’s economy continues to exhibit remarkable growth, but can local brands keep up?

The former communist state has developed a strong market economy, and local brands have the opportunity to exploit these conditions to gain both domestic and international traction.

10 August 2019

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