Region: Poland

Plucked wings: breaking down the CJEU’s invalidation of two Red Bull colour trademarks

A protracted case came to a close this week when Red Bull’s appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union was dismissed. One of the intervenor’s representatives told WTR that the decision should not have any direct impact on existing colour marks.

31 July 2019

EUIPO trends and top filers: 2018/19

Featured in Prosecution

Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.

29 July 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Poland

Featured in Designs: A Global Guide 2019

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.

08 January 2019

Trademark procedures and strategies: Poland

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2019/2020

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

12 September 2018

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.

24 August 2018

Litigation procedures and strategies: Poland

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2018

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.

21 December 2017

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Poland

Featured in Designs: A Global Guide 2018

Legal framework 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. Both laws are…

11 December 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.

11 December 2017

Litigation procedures and strategies: Poland

Featured in Trademark Litigation 2017: A Global Guide

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.

13 December 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.

09 December 2016

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