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Europe Guide

Intellectual Property — Poland

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Marek Rosiński and Marcin Fijałkowski
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Standout practice group advising on the full spectrum of IP law, from trade mark prosecution and enforcement to copyrights infringement cases. Particularly noted for its litigation capabilities. Enjoys a broad client base in sectors including media, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, technology and food. Regularly advises corporate household names on the management of their IP portfolio as well as the transfer of IP rights.

Strengths Clients praise the lawyers' skills and creative approach to business. Sources say: "The lawyers we are working with possess deep knowledge, experience and are creative." 

Interviewees also appreciate the team's pragmatism: "They are fast and success-oriented. They understand our business very well and this translates into practical advice," reports one. 

Work highlights Represented Yum! Brands against Pizzaportal.pl in a trade mark infringement case.

Advised UEFA on the illegal use by third parties of UEFA Euro 2016 tickets as prizes.

Significant clients Unilever, Lotte Wedel, CEDC International, 3M, Agencja Wydawnicza Technopol. 

Notable practitioners  

Eminent practitioner Marek Rosiński is a well-established name on the Polish IP market. His broad practice ranges from trade marks and copyrights to counterfeiting. He is a managing partner of the Warsaw office.

Marcin Fijałkowski climbs up a band this year as a result of positive feedback. He is very active in IP-related litigation and regularly assists clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Sources say he is "very friendly and accessible" and "proactive and understands the needs of business." He recently advised KidKraft on a cross-border enforcement case related to the protection of the company's design and copyrights.

Senior associate Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania joins the rankings after receiving strong praise from interviewees. Sources say she is a "great negotiator and a pleasure to work with." She has particular expertise in trade mark and patent matters, including the related litigation.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Włodzimierz Szoszuk
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Kraków, Poznań, Warsaw and Wrocław

What the team is known for Top-tier IP litigation group representing clients from a broad range of industries, including retail, luxury goods and pharmaceuticals. The team's comprehensive expertise encompasses trade marks and designs as well as patents, including the related disputes. Also handles contentious cases in regard to trade secrets.

Strengths Sources praise Wardynski's IP department for its business approach: "They are up to speed on IP law in Poland, very commercial and strategic in their approach."

Clients also value the firm's responsiveness.

Work highlights Advised Lacoste on a trade mark and logo infringement case. 

Represented The Scotch Whisky Association in relation to the invalidation of three trade marks registered by the Polish Patent Office.

Significant clients Adidas, Burberry, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Mattel, Ajinomoto Group.

Notable practitioners  

Department head Włodzimierz Szoszuk is hailed by a source as a "good strategist, excellent at reacting to changes, not only very commercial but also technically fantastic." He is considered a well-established practitioner in IP-related contentious matters and is active in court proceedings. He recently represented Schwan-STABILO Schwanhäußer in a trade mark dispute.

Anna Pompe ascends a tier in the rankings following laudatory feedback from the market. Sources describe her as an "excellent lawyer and fighter in court." Clients also say she "adopts a personal approach and always looks at the broader picture." She is very well versed in trade mark protection and recently represented Lego in a trade mark and copyright infringement case.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Andrzej Tomaszek and Anna Gołębiowska
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Gdańsk, Kraków, Poznań, Warsaw and Wrocław

What the team is known for Robust practice group with substantial experience of advising on IP-related contentious matters. Acts for both domestic and international clients in relation to patent, industrial design and trade mark cases. Visible in counterfeiting and domain protection matters. Strong industry focus on the automotive, fashion and food sectors. 

Strengths Clients value the team's effectiveness: "They are straight to the point and reliable and have a good grasp of subtleties. They focus on what matters." 

Work highlights Acted for Red Bull on a trade mark and logo infringement case.

Advised Audi on the infringement of its designs case.

Significant clients Volkswagen, Škoda, Honda, Unilever, Hasbro.

Notable practitioners  

Senior partner Andrzej Tomaszek represents clients in IP matters across a broad range of industries, including food, textile, pharmaceuticals and entertainment. Clients appreciate that he gives "straight-to-the-point answers and lays out a clear strategy." He recently co-led the firm's representation of InPost Group against Poczta Polska regarding the invalidation of a trade mark protection.  

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Marek Łazewski, Justyna Rasiewicz and Michał Siciarek
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers 
- Office location: Warsaw 

What the team is known for Reputable boutique firm assisting with all aspects of IP law, including patents, trade marks and copyrights matters. Offers effective representation to clients before the Patent Office and the courts. Has developed substantial experience of advising clients in the pharmaceutical sector. Offers additional expertise in anti-counterfeiting.

Strengths Interviewees recommend the firm for its patent practice and expertise in litigation. Clients say: "They are always a good choice. They are great especially when it comes to questions of litigation."

Notable practitioners  

Marek Lazewski acts on a wide range of contentious patent, trade mark and design matters. Sources praise him as a "very energetic lawyer." 

Clients report that Justyna Rasiewicz "knows how to talk to businesses." She is well versed in patent matters and has a strong track record advising clients in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. 

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Szymon Gogulski and Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw and Wrocław

What the team is known for Particularly recommended for IP-related litigation. Covers a broad range of matters, including trade mark portfolio and other IP rights management, copyrights and counterfeiting. Frequently advises clients in the luxury goods, pharmaceutical, FMCG, IT and retail sectors.

Strengths The team is highly recommended by interviewees for its effectiveness. A client describes SKS as a "well-organised and effective law firm, able to provide prompt and specialised legal services." Another source appreciates that the lawyers are "always straight to the point and efficient." 

Commentators also highlight the group's creativity, saying: "They are very open to resolving issues in different ways and exploring different pathways to success."

Work highlights Advised Eveline Cosmetics on strategic IP and trade mark protection issues.

Acted for WizzAir on a series of domain name infringement cases.

Significant clients Nike, Tommy Hilfinger, Mars, Lidl, Microsoft.

Notable practitioners  

Szymon Gogulski's broad practice encompasses trade marks, copyrights and contentious matters related to patents and designs. A client notes that he is "friendly and takes care of client needs," adding: "I find him very discreet."  He recently advised Swatch on a trade mark infringement case.

Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska is described as a "very recommendable and good practitioner." She assists a wide array of domestic and international clients with trade mark and design protection.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Elżbieta Traple and Paweł Podrecki
- 5 partners
- 24 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Kraków

What the team is known for Very strong Kraków-based IP practice group focusing on IP and TMT matters. Advises on all aspects of trade mark protection. Also active in patent litigation and representing clients before the courts and the Patent Office. Renowned for the strong academic credentials of its partners. 

Strengths The department receives laudatory comments from clients for its commitment and organisational skills. One interviewee says: "They run cases extremely well. They are very well prepared and always on time."

Sources also value the team's presentation skills. "They are very good-mannered and generally very classy, which as a client I find important. There is an excellent presentational culture within the firm," a client reports. 

Work highlights Represented Maspex Group in a trade mark dispute related to the Tiger brand of energy drinks.

Acted for Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich on a dispute relating to copyrights with a Polish file-sharing portal.

Notable practitioners  

Senior partner Elżbieta Traple is an eminence on the IP market in Poland. Sources say she is "reliable," adding that "she looks deeply into matters." Other observers praise her as a "tough negotiator and excellent academic."

Paweł Podrecki is a respected practitioner in IP litigation. He recently acted for Lotte Wedel on an unfair competition and trade mark infringement case. Clients say: "He is fully prepared and very experienced. He is a strategist who looks at the broader picture and has great leadership qualities."

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Tomasz Zalewski and Paweł Lipski
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Respected practice group with a particular focus on new technologies and e-commerce. Active in high-profile IP rights infringement disputes. Advises an impressive selection of international brands.

Strengths Observers frequently highlight the team's flexibility. A client says: "They are very business-oriented, agile, fast-working and able to align with changing requirements. They always focus on goals."

The department is also recommended for its dedication and effectiveness. "We feel safe with them and we never waste time," a source notes, while another adds: "They are very open-minded and efficient."

Work highlights Represented FS File Solutions in a dispute with Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich relating to the alleged infringement of filmmakers' copyrights.

Advised the content protection system Nagravision on disputes with boxkey extraction providers, operators and users.

Significant clients IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Fitness World, Princes Foods, Next.

Notable practitioners  

Tomasz Zalewski is very well versed in copyright matters. Clients highlight his "great personality and wide knowledge," adding that he is "very polite and helpful." "He is a very friendly and calm lawyer who has an excellent contact with clients," another source adds. He recently co-led the department's representation of Alab Laboratoria in a court dispute related to IP ownership.

Paweł Lipski enjoys considerable praise from clients and consequently ascends a tier in the rankings. Interviewees say: "He is good at building relationships." Other clients commend his "huge commitment and understanding of technical aspects," adding: "He is very available and has an inquisitive mind." He has a strong track record advising clients in the IT and technology sectors. He recently assisted Elcometer with a dispute regarding trade mark infringement.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Krzysztof Czyżewski
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Climbs a band due to positive market response. Strong boutique firm representing a roster of clients in the film, TV and music industries. Acts on litigation cases related to trade marks, copyrights and reputation matters. Practical experience in IP issues connected with advertising.

Strengths Observers recommend the team for its effectiveness: "They apply their knowledge to practical solutions."

Clients also praise the lawyers' soft skills and attention to detail: "They are very fast, excellent at client management and they answer immediately. They are very accurate."

Work highlights Advised Capital Park Group on the management of its trade mark portfolio.

Assisted the confectionery business Dr Gerard with IP matters related to the advertising of a brand of cookies.

Significant clients Edipresse, Pascal, Wydawnictwo Literatskie, Publicis, Sanofi.

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Krzysztof Czyżewski advances in the rankings as a result of very positive feedback. He represents clients in the media, entertainment and film industries. Sources say he is "excellent at managing clients," adding that "he is very thorough and applies in-depth analysis to problems. He is also personally involved in all cases regardless of whether you are a small or a big client." He recently acted for Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment in relation to the Polish IP aspects of the production of its most recent film.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Oskar Tułodziecki
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Notable team with a demonstrable track record advising clients in the film and entertainment industries. Notable expertise in copyrights and trade marks. 

Strengths Clients appreciate the department's responsiveness and ability to work as a team: "I enjoy working with them. They have very skilled people and somehow find the balance between junior lawyers and partners. They are always prompt and quick to respond," a client reports. 

Notable practitioners  

Sources are very positive about Oskar Tułodziecki, lauding him for "excellent business judgement and real-world experience" and adding that he gives "very balanced advice." Another source says: "He is very smart and explains things very clearly." He represents many film production companies, often advising on copyright matters.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska
- 1 partner
- 1 other qualified lawyer
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Comprehensive IP offering, including trade marks, copyrights and patents. Has a notable reputation in IP-related litigation and regularly assists clients in the pharmaceutical industry.

Strengths The firm is recommended for its client-oriented approach, with clients saying: "They approach clients in the right way. They are not pushy but look for feedback and constantly want to improve. We would choose them for big cases." 

Significant clients Bayer, Novartis, Merck, Warta, Boehringer Ingelheim. 

Notable practitioners  

Department head Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska is a top-ranked IP lawyer. "She is very supportive, gives excellent advice and strives to solve our problems," a client enthuses, adding that "she conducts discussions with energy and good arguments." She is an academic of broad experience and is particularly highly regarded for her expertise in patents, including litigation matters.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Piotr Dynowski
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Respected practice group with substantial expertise across a broad array of IP matters, from trade mark litigation to copyrights and designs. Also experienced in patent litigation. Active in matters related to pharmaceuticals and new technologies. Benefits from the firm's specialised international network.

Strengths The team is recommended for its supportive attitude to clients and responsiveness. An observer says: "They are very customer-friendly, very helpful and very quick to respond." "They are extremely helpful and give good and well-organised advice. Their answers are always very well structured and I never have to wait too long to get them," another client agrees.

Work highlights Represented Cunningham Lindsey International against a former business partner in a dispute related to trade mark appropriation.

Advised Flir Systems on a copyright and trade mark infringement case against its Polish distributor.

Significant clients Mylan, EGIS Pharmaceuticals, Volkswagen, Sklepy Komfort, ENEA.

Notable practitioners

Piotr Dynowski joins the rankings on the back of strong client feedback. Sources say: "He is very customer-friendly and good to talk to," adding that "he explains things in a straightforward way and does not use legalese." He is particularly active in patent disputes.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Tomasz Koryzma
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Poznań and Warsaw 

What the team is known for Focuses on IP rights enforcement in relation to both trade marks and patents and offers skilled representation in cross-border matters. Regularly acts for clients in the luxury goods, chemical and technology sectors.

Strengths The team attracts positive comments from clients. "CMS is attentive to our needs as well as honest about expectations and results," an interviewee says. 

Work highlights Represented Syngenta as plaintiff in two court disputes related to counterfeit products.

Advised Fendi on its customs IP protection programme in Poland.

Significant clients L'Oréal, Nintendo, Lacoste, Cooper Standard, JTI.

Notable practitioners  

Clients highlight Tomasz Koryzma's "excellent service and valuable straight-to-the-point advice," while others praise him as "business-oriented, organised and always available." He heads the practice group and recently advised Chanel on enforcement actions connected with the import of counterfeit perfumes.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Igor Ostrowski
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Assists clients from a wide array of industries including media, real estate and food. The team's broad offering encompasses copyright, trade marks and patents. Boasts additional expertise in counterfeits and look-alike products. 

Strengths Clients praise the team for its responsiveness. An interviewee says: "They were very efficient and produced output in a very short time." "They are quick to get work done and very responsive," another source confirms.

Work highlights Acted for Universal Music on a dispute with Orange Polska related to an agreement regarding content. 

Advised Goodman on acquisition of copyrights to architectural designs and also represented the company in a related dispute. 

Significant clients Warner Music, Universal Music, HBO, Coca-Cola, Lindt. 

Notable practitioners  

Igor Ostrowski enters the rankings as a result of positive feedback. He is particularly adept at advising clients in the telecommunications, new technologies and media industries. An appreciative client says: "He is very efficient and communicative. He is able to explain complex matters in simple terms." Other sources commend his "excellent management skills."

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ewa Kacperek
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Respected team advising on trade marks, copyrights and patents. Additionally skilled in data protection and privacy matters. Noted for its focus on the alcoholic beverages and e-commerce sectors.

Work highlights Assisted Chloe Investments with a litigation case related to copyright infringement.

Represented Pharmena against a cosmetic producer in a trade mark infringement case.

Significant clients Car-Freshner Corporation, Deutsche Telekom, mBank, Van Graaf, Infor.

Notable practitioners  

Ewa Kacperek is a key contact for clients. 

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Maciej Ślusarek and Maciej Kubiak
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Go-to practice group for clients in the film, music and advertising sectors. Handles litigation cases connected with copyright and licence infringement. Recognised expertise in reputation protection, image rights and defamation matters. 

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's pragmatism, describing it as "extremely communicative, focused on solving legal problems and practically oriented."

Work highlights Advised Bio Medical Pharma on the introduction of a food supplement to the Polish market.

Represented the heirs of Kornel Makuszyński and Marian Walentynowicz, the founders of the fictional comic character Koziołek Matołek (Matołek the Billy-Goat), in a dispute connected with a breach of licence agreement. The matter was valued at PLN60 million.

Significant clients Studio Rewers, Rochstar, Ogilvy Group, Lidl, Mindshare. 

Notable practitioners  

Maciej Ślusarek focuses his practice on image and personal rights protection and frequently represents clients in the creative industries, including film production and advertising. He is lauded by sources as an "excellent negotiator." 

Up-and-coming Maciej Kubiak has particular expertise in copyrights connected with the media, film and new technologies. Personal rights protection is another area of specialisation. Clients say: "He is very good at simplifying very complex matters and knows how to present difficult ideas in an engaging way." Another source adds: "He has a great sense of priorities and is always available and responsive."

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska and Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Poznań and Warsaw

What the team is known for Active in IP litigation cases, particularly in relation to design protection as well as copyrights and trade mark infringement. Visible in e-commerce matters.

Strengths Sources praise the firm for its support. "They are quick and very efficient," a client says, while another interviewee adds: "The lawyers are always available and committed."

Work highlights Represented Wolters Kluwer and a group of 14 publishers in a copyright dispute with Chomikuj.pl.

Advised Decora on a case relating to an alleged infringement of its utility model.

Significant clients Grupa Allegro, Ceneo, Polskie Stowarzyszenie Gipsu, RAL, Hörmann Polska.

Notable practitioners  

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska is well versed in IP rights and data protection matters. "She is a good listener who understands our needs and reacts quickly," clients report. "She is very business-focused and not academic at all. She is super-efficient and straight to the point," a satisfied interviewee adds. She recently represented Rights Agency against a Polish collecting society in relation to the payment of foreign artists' royalties.

Up-and-coming Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska's broad experience ranges from trade marks and designs to patents. She recently advised Decora on the alleged infringement of a utility model by a competitor.

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Eminent Practitioner

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eminent practitioner Marek Rosiński is a well-established name on the Polish IP market. His broad practice ranges from trade marks and copyrights to counterfeiting. He is a managing partner of the Warsaw office.

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Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska is a top-ranked IP lawyer. "She is very supportive, gives excellent advice and strives to solve our problems," a client enthuses, adding that "she conducts discussions with energy and good arguments." She is an academic of broad experience and is particularly highly regarded for her expertise in patents, including litigation matters.

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Wardyński & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head Włodzimierz Szoszuk is hailed by a source as a "good strategist, excellent at reacting to changes, not only very commercial but also technically fantastic." He is considered a well-established practitioner in IP-related contentious matters and is active in court proceedings. He recently represented Schwan-STABILO Schwanhäußer in a trade mark dispute.

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Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior partner Elżbieta Traple is an eminence on the IP market in Poland. Sources say she is "reliable," adding that "she looks deeply into matters." Other observers praise her as a "tough negotiator and excellent academic."

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Band 2

Czyżewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Krzysztof Czyżewski advances in the rankings as a result of very positive feedback. He represents clients in the media, entertainment and film industries. Sources say he is "excellent at managing clients," adding that "he is very thorough and applies in-depth analysis to problems. He is also personally involved in all cases regardless of whether you are a small or a big client." He recently acted for Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment in relation to the Polish IP aspects of the production of its most recent film.

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marcin Fijałkowski climbs up a band this year as a result of positive feedback. He is very active in IP-related litigation and regularly assists clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Sources say he is "very friendly and accessible" and "proactive and understands the needs of business." He recently advised KidKraft on a cross-border enforcement case related to the protection of the company's design and copyrights.

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Band 2

Wardyński & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Pompe ascends a tier in the rankings following laudatory feedback from the market. Sources describe her as an "excellent lawyer and fighter in court." Clients also say she "adopts a personal approach and always looks at the broader picture." She is very well versed in trade mark protection and recently represented Lego in a trade mark and copyright infringement case.

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Band 2

Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior partner Andrzej Tomaszek represents clients in IP matters across a broad range of industries, including food, textile, pharmaceuticals and entertainment. Clients appreciate that he gives "straight-to-the-point answers and lays out a clear strategy." He recently co-led the firm's representation of InPost Group against Poczta Polska regarding the invalidation of a trade mark protection.  

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Band 2

K&L Gates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources are very positive about Oskar Tułodziecki, lauding him for "excellent business judgement and real-world experience" and adding that he gives "very balanced advice." Another source says: "He is very smart and explains things very clearly." He represents many film production companies, often advising on copyright matters.

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Band 2

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomasz Zalewski is very well versed in copyright matters. Clients highlight his "great personality and wide knowledge," adding that he is "very polite and helpful." "He is a very friendly and calm lawyer who has an excellent contact with clients," another source adds. He recently co-led the department's representation of Alab Laboratoria in a court dispute related to IP ownership.

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Band 3

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients highlight Tomasz Koryzma's "excellent service and valuable straight-to-the-point advice," while others praise him as "business-oriented, organised and always available." He heads the practice group and recently advised Chanel on enforcement actions connected with the import of counterfeit perfumes.

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Band 3

LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marek Lazewski acts on a wide range of contentious patent, trade mark and design matters. Sources praise him as a "very energetic lawyer." 

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Band 3

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paweł Podrecki is a respected practitioner in IP litigation. He recently acted for Lotte Wedel on an unfair competition and trade mark infringement case. Clients say: "He is fully prepared and very experienced. He is a strategist who looks at the broader picture and has great leadership qualities."

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Band 3

LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients report that Justyna Rasiewicz "knows how to talk to businesses." She is well versed in patent matters and has a strong track record advising clients in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. 

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Band 4

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aleksandra Auleytner of Domański Zakrzewski Palinka focuses her practice on intellectual and industrial property rights. She is particularly adept at representing clients in the technology and advertising sectors. Sources describe her as a "very experienced lawyer." She recently acted for ATM Organics on a trade mark infringement case. 

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Band 4

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Piotr Dynowski joins the rankings on the back of strong client feedback. Sources say: "He is very customer-friendly and good to talk to," adding that "he explains things in a straightforward way and does not use legalese." He is particularly active in patent disputes.

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Band 4

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Szymon Gogulski's broad practice encompasses trade marks, copyrights and contentious matters related to patents and designs. A client notes that he is "friendly and takes care of client needs," adding: "I find him very discreet."  He recently advised Swatch on a trade mark infringement case.

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Band 4

Gołębiowska Krawczyk Roszkowski i Partnerzy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Gołębiowska of Gołębiowska Krawczyk Roszkowski i Partnerzy co-established a new firm in January 2017. She is a well-respected IP practitioner with a particular focus on brand protection. She is active in IP-related contentious matters. Clients value her availability and say she "gives clear opinions and, most importantly, suggestions."

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Hasik & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Daniel Hasik of Hasik & Partners has a broad practice encompassing trade marks, designs, patents and copyright matters. Sources value that he is "very business-minded." "All clients are important to him and his advice is very tailored," another interviewee reports. He recently represented Skechers in a series of patent disputes.

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Kondrat Law and Patent Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Mariusz Kondrat of Kondrat Law and Patent Office as "open-minded and good at seeing the broader picture." He advises on all matters related to patents and has a significant client base in the pharmaceutical sector. He recently represented USP Zdrowie in a trade mark infringement case.

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Band 4

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Janina Ligner-Żeromska of BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak has considerable experience of advising clients in the IT and media sector on intellectual and industry property matters. New technologies are another area of specialisation. "She is business-oriented and understands priorities," a client says.

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Band 4

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paweł Lipski enjoys considerable praise from clients and consequently ascends a tier in the rankings. Interviewees say: "He is good at building relationships." Other clients commend his "huge commitment and understanding of technical aspects," adding: "He is very available and has an inquisitive mind." He has a strong track record advising clients in the IT and technology sectors. He recently assisted Elcometer with a dispute regarding trade mark infringement.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Igor Ostrowski enters the rankings as a result of positive feedback. He is particularly adept at advising clients in the telecommunications, new technologies and media industries. An appreciative client says: "He is very efficient and communicative. He is able to explain complex matters in simple terms." Other sources commend his "excellent management skills."

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Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska is described as a "very recommendable and good practitioner." She assists a wide array of domestic and international clients with trade mark and design protection.

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Band 4

LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Up-and-coming Maciej Kubiak has particular expertise in copyrights connected with the media, film and new technologies. Personal rights protection is another area of specialisation. Clients say: "He is very good at simplifying very complex matters and knows how to present difficult ideas in an engaging way." Another source adds: "He has a great sense of priorities and is always available and responsive."

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Band 4

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Europe guide

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska is well versed in IP rights and data protection matters. "She is a good listener who understands our needs and reacts quickly," clients report. "She is very business-focused and not academic at all. She is super-efficient and straight to the point," a satisfied interviewee adds. She recently represented Rights Agency against a Polish collecting society in relation to the payment of foreign artists' royalties.

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Up and Coming

LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Up-and-coming Maciej Kubiak has particular expertise in copyrights connected with the media, film and new technologies. Personal rights protection is another area of specialisation. Clients say: "He is very good at simplifying very complex matters and knows how to present difficult ideas in an engaging way." Another source adds: "He has a great sense of priorities and is always available and responsive."

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Up and Coming

Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Europe guide

Up-and-coming Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska's broad experience ranges from trade marks and designs to patents. She recently advised Decora on the alleged infringement of a utility model by a competitor.

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Up and Coming

Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak

DLA Piper Wiater sp.k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Up-and-coming Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak of DLA Piper Wiater sp.k. joins the rankings after receiving extensive positive feedback from clients. "I really appreciated her work. She was very available and reacted very quickly," a client reports. She advises clients from a broad range of sectors on trade marks, patents and copyrights.

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Associates to watch

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior associate Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania joins the rankings after receiving strong praise from interviewees. Sources say she is a "great negotiator and a pleasure to work with." She has particular expertise in trade mark and patent matters, including the related litigation.

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