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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
Five specialised IP courts open this month but question marks remain over staffing and training.
08 July 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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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