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Intellectual Property — Poland


Baker McKenzie - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

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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 Market-leading IP team advising on a broad array of IP issues. Handles trade mark prosecution and enforcement as well as copyright infringement cases. IP-related litigation is a notable area of strength. Enjoys a broad client base, including media, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, technology and food. Also well placed to handle trade mark portfolio management and assists with the transfer of IP assets.

Strengths A source reports: "I am very pleased with their assistance," also complimenting the team for its "client-oriented approach."

Peers recognise the group's strong market position, with one saying: "We have them on the other side a lot and they are tough opponents."

Work highlights Acted for CEDC International on a trade mark litigation case against Stock Poland.

Represented Unilever in the Supreme Court in a case relating to the use of its 3D bottle shape trade mark.

Significant Clients 3M, Nordea Bank, Roche Diagnostics, Nicoventures Holdings, Select Sport.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Marek Rosiński is an established IP practitioner who assists clients with strategic questions relating to a wide range of IP issues.

Heading the IP practice, Marcin Fijalkowski is a highly respected practitioner within Poland's IP market. He is particularly active on contentious matters, including patent litigation and IP rights enforcement. A source calls him "a tough opponent" in disputes while a client praises his "detailed knowledge and practical experience," adding that he "does not propose actions that do not fit the client." He regularly represents clients from the pharmaceutical industry and is also a patent attorney.

Associate-to-watch Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania assists clients with a variety of IP issues, including disputes relating to trade marks and registered design.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie )

The combined IP/IT/Life Sciences Baker McKenzie’s Warsaw Group is headed by Marek Rosiński who also has a role on the firm's European IP Steering Committee. Marcin Fijałkowski heads the Warsaw IP Team. We are the largest full-time IP group on the Polish market among international law firms with 13 fee earners. With our three patent and trademark attorneys and a steadily growing portfolio we are imperceptibly competing with local patent and trademark attorney firms on both the trademark and patent side.

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Wardyński & Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Włodzimierz Szoszuk and Anna Pompe
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

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. Extensive expertise encompasses trade marks and designs, including related contentious matters. Noted for its growing patent litigation and enforcement practice. Active in anti-counterfeiting matters and related litigation. Also handles contentious cases in regard to trade secrets.

Strengths Sources endorse the team's prowess in IP disputes.

Work highlights Assisted Mattel with a dispute regarding a counterfeit product sold in a Polish supermarket chain.

Represented Presspublica in litigation proceedings regarding the infringement of its trade mark, including representation before the Supreme Court.

Significant Clients adidas, The LEGO Group, The Scotch Whisky Association, Burberry, SKF Group.

Notable practitioners

Top-ranked Włodzimierz Szoszuk is an established name in the Polish IP market. His wide experience includes handling IP disputes, particularly in relation to patents, as well as broader issues such as copyright and trade mark protection.

Anna Pompe is a respected figure in Poland's IP sphere who is highlighted by interviewees for her IP litigation skills, particularly in relation to trade marks.

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Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Andrzej Tomaszek
- 1 partner
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Gdańsk, Kraków, Poznań, Warsaw and Wrocław

What the team is known for Strong bench of practitioners regularly sought after to assist with IP-related contentious mandates. 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 Sources appreciate the lawyers' skill in clarifying legal issues in an easily understandable way, with a client saying: "They take the time to explain it to me."

Work highlights Represented InPost in two proceedings regarding the invalidation of two trade mark registrations by Poczta Polska.

Significant Clients International Olympic Committee, Honda Motors, Hasbro, Levi Strauss, Wienerberger Ceramika Budowlana.

Notable practitioners

Andrzej Tomaszek is a highly regarded name in the Warsaw IP market. He acts on a broad scope of IP cases, including complex disputes. A source describes him as "a brilliant lawyer handling unprecedented cases."

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LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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

What the team is known for Notable IP boutique assisting with a range of IP law matters, spanning patents, trade marks and copyright. Represents clients before the Patent Office and the courts, and also advises on anti-counterfeiting. Clients hail from the pharmaceutical, luxury goods and food and beverages sectors.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's dedication to cases. "I would still have been satisfied with them even if I had lost a case! They are always really hard-working and trying to do the best possible," a client reports.

Notable practitioners

Marek Lazewski acts on a wide range of contentious patent, trade mark and design matters. "He likes to be creative; his proposals are sometimes unusual," a happy client says, also praising his understanding of the case law.

Justyna Rasiewicz is recognised for assisting clients with patent-related matters and regularly represents pharmaceutical companies, including in contentious cases.

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Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Noteworthy practice group recognised for its strength in IP-related litigation. Well versed in a wide spectrum of IP mandates such as domain name infringements, anti-counterfeiting and IP rights management, including handling trade mark portfolios. Frequently advises clients in the luxury goods, pharmaceutical, FMCG, IT and retail sectors.

Strengths A client enthuses that a strategy prepared is "very effective."

Work highlights Assisted Tommy Hilfiger with a lawsuit filed against T2G regarding the alleged infringement of its EU trade marks.

Significant Clients Microsoft, PKN Orlen, Nike, Eurocash, Ekstraklasa.

Notable practitioners

Szymon Gogulski assists clients with a broad scope of IP matters, including trade marks and copyright issues as well as contentious patent and design matters. A client praises his strong administrative skills and also adds that he is available to discuss and explain any issues.

Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska advises on a wide selection of IP issues, including trade mark, patent and design protection. She recently advised on several cases concerning EU-wide trade marks. "She has a strong background in academia and is active in patent litigation cases," a source says.

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SK&S’ practice in the field of IP rights, including industrial property rights, is one of the biggest and leading practices in Poland and is made up of 19 lawyers, including 6 partners and of counsels. 

SK&S serves clients with its knowledge and experience as regards on-going commercial advice on all types of intellectual property. This includes:

A significant part of SK&S’ practice consists of providing ongoing advice on marketing strategies and advertising campaigns. Members of the team have extensive experience in litigation involving all IP rights, including patents, trademarks, designs, database rights, unfair competition acts and unfair advertising practices. For many years, we have assisted the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an association of leading software producers, in its efforts to improve the observance of national software protection provisions.

We are a member of EuroITCounsel, the Global Advertising Law Alliance, the International Trademark Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

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Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

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

What the team is known for Highly respected Kraków-based firm with a strong IP practice group and broader capabilities and recognition in the TMT area. Particularly recognised for IP-related litigation, and regularly assists with trade mark and patent matters. Renowned for the strong academic credentials of its partners. Clients hail from the technology and hospitality industries among others.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's "immediate answers and comprehensive legal opinions," adding that the team "frankly states all the advantages and disadvantages of the legal steps they are going to undertake."

Work highlights Assisted 4F brand with a number of IP-related issues, including representation before the Polish Patent Office as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Significant Clients Grupa Maspex Wadowice, McDonald's Polska, Google Poland, Nestlé Polska, Siemens.

Notable practitioners

Highly esteemed Elżbieta Traple enjoys considerable praise from the market. A source describes her as "an extremely smart litigator," adding that she has "a very strong academic background." She is a highly experienced arbitrator, sitting in cases relating to IP rights.

Paweł Podrecki is a well-regarded IP lawyer whom a source describes as "a very effective litigator and a good advocate." He also acts as an arbitrator in cases relating to infringement of IP rights. Interviewees further note his academic credentials.

Tomasz Targosz enters the rankings this year as a result of positive market feedback. He assists with a broad range of IP issues, including copyright and patent infringement. A source says he is "very proactive and very creative in what he does." He regularly represents clients in contentious cases.

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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland - Intellectual Property Department

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

What the team is known for Notable IP team with a particular niche in the new technologies and e-commerce fields, including software development and related IP rights. Active in high-profile IP rights infringement disputes. Assists an impressive selection of international brands as well as domestic names.

Strengths Clients note the team's proactive approach and strong analytical skills. "They always base their recommendations on a thorough analysis," a client reports, and another source adds: "They are proactive and can work independently enough, while always reporting and seeking guidance when appropriate."

Work highlights Regularly represents FS File Solutions in cases related to the protection of the company's business model, including its recent defence against an attempt to block access to its website by a court injunction.

Significant Clients IKEA, Nagravision, Princes Foods, Samsung, Experian.

Notable practitioners

Tomasz Zalewski is an experienced IP lawyer advising on IP rights infringement matters, particularly in relation to copyright in software and audio-visual content. He also advises on licensing agreements and recently represented Energa in negotiating with SAP the use of HR software.

Paweł Lipski is a well-regarded IP lawyer assisting with trade mark as well as technology-related IP issues. A client describes him as "an effective, result-oriented and proactive" practitioner.

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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland provides comprehensive legal advice on protection of intellectual property. We advise on matters relating to industrial property rights, copyright, unfair competition, the Press Law, the Broadcasting Act, electronic services and gaming. We represent clients in court proceedings.

We have particular experience implementing new technology projects. We advise on the implementation of IT, ICT and e-business projects.

We provide legal support for technology transfer and commercialization of scientific research. We support innovative entrepreneurs, capital investors and R&D institutes.

We also advise artists and institutions of art and culture.

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Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Piotr Dynowski and Marta Koremba
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Advances in the rankings following excellent feedback. Respected practice group with noteworthy experience of IP-related litigation, including trade marks and patents. Further areas of focus include trade mark portfolio and brand management. Represents many pharmaceutical and IT companies among clients from other sectors. Benefits from the firm's specialised international network.

Strengths Clients appreciate the clarity of advice, with a source saying: "Their advice is always concise, to the point and practical."

Work highlights Advised EGIS Pharmaceuticals on an appeal regarding the refusal of a paediatric extension to SPC.

Significant Clients Swiss Pharma International, Adiuvo Investments, HJ Heinz Polska, Monster Energy Company, Lexmark International.

Notable practitioners

Piotr Dynowski is best recognised for his contentious IP work, including representing clients in patent disputes before the Patent Office as well as the Supreme Administrative Court. He also represents clients in anti-counterfeiting matters.

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Czyżewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

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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 Local firm with a particular focus on IP and life sciences matters. Particularly known for representing a roster of clients from the film, TV and music industries, among others. Highly active in copyright infringement cases and trade mark-related issues as well as matters such as reputation management. Experienced in IP issues connected with advertising.

Strengths Clients highlight the lawyers' quick and timely responses, with a source saying that "the team is fast and reliable" as well as "business-oriented."

Work highlights Advised Ezno Productions on a potential copyright infringement of the music from the musical Notre Dame de Paris by a Polish entertainment company.

Significant Clients Edipresse, Vice Media, HBO, Publicis, Sanofi.

Notable practitioners

Krzysztof Czyżewski regularly represents high-profile clients from media, entertainment and film industries in various matters related to IP rights, most prominently in copyright. A client describes him as a "business-oriented and open-minded" lawyer.

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K&L Gates - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Oskar Tułodziecki
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Warsaw

What the team is known for Well-reputed practice group assisting both domestic and international clients with a range of IP matters. Benefits from a demonstrable track record advising clients in the film and entertainment industries. Significant expertise in handling various issues relating to copyright and trade marks.

Strengths Clients note the team's availability and practical approach, with a source praising their "excellent business judgement."

Notable practitioners

Oskar Tułodziecki is a notable IP practitioner who is best known for advising on copyright issues and also assists with matters relating to trade mark and anti-counterfeiting. "He is willing to listen," a client says, also praising his ability to "put himself in our shoes."

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Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k. - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Comprehensive IP offering, including trade marks, copyright and patents. IP-related litigation is an area of notable expertise. Regularly assists clients from the life sciences, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Significant Clients Amazon, BGŻ BNP Paribas, Naspers.

Notable practitioners

Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska is a highly esteemed IP practitioner. She is praised by a source for being "a fantastic lawyer," while another interviewee states: "She is very good at developing strategies for disputes and litigation proceedings and brings huge value to our company." She is well known for handling contentious matters, including in relation to patent infringement.

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CMS - Intellectual Property Department

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

What the team is known for Focuses on IP rights enforcement in relation to trade marks, including often representing clients in cross-border matters. Regularly acts for clients in the luxury goods, chemical and technology sectors.

Strengths Clients appreciate the support and expectation management the team provides, with a source saying: "Our lawyers are very attentive to our needs as well as honest about expectations and results."

Work highlights Advised L'Oréal on IP rights enforcement strategy against the Polish producer of look-alike perfumes.

Significant Clients Syngenta, Fendi, Steiner Optik, Bayer, Enterprise Investors.

Notable practitioners

Tomasz Koryzma acts on IP rights enforcement cases, including in relation to counterfeit products and patent infringement in IT products.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

Our core practice is enforcement of IP rights, and we advise our clients regularly on both criminal and civil actions against infringers of trademarks, designs, copyrights and patents rights. We also work with Polish customs on a regular basis in terms of managing clients’ IP rights enforcement programmes. When necessary, the CMS IP team can rely on the support of Dutch patent attorneys (AOMB), which provides technical expertise in patent cases or in relation to the management of a client’s IP portfolio.

In general, the areas in which we support our clients include:

  • strategic advice on brands, including assistance with re-branding
  • civil disputes on infringement of intellectual property rights, including disputes concerning unfair competition
  • criminal proceedings against producers and distributors of counterfeit products
    negotiations with infringers of intellectual property rights and coordinating the work of private detectives
  • managing customs IP protection programmes
  • training on trademark and patent protection for customs officers and police
  • registration of industrial property rights and participation in proceedings at the Patent Office/OHIM
  • domain disputes and associated specialist advice
  • licensing and selling copyrights and other intellectual property rights
  • assistance with transactions where intellectual property is a key asset.

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Dentons - Intellectual Property Department

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

What the team is known for Acts for clients from a range of industries such as telecommunications, financial services and technology. Assists with copyright and trade mark matters, including in related disputes. Additional expertise in handling issues in relation to counterfeits and look-alike products.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's broad approach to IP issues, with an interviewee saying: "They have very good knowledge of IP law and provide both strategic and technical advice."

Work highlightsAssisted with a number of applications for A&E with EUTM and also represented the client in related proceedings.

Significant Clients Coca-Cola, Zott, Lindt & Sprüngli, Universal Music Group, Intel Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Igor Ostrowski is noted by observers for his activity in representing clients from the technology and telecommunications industries, in addition to others. He handles cases relating to parallel import as well as general trade mark and copyright protection issues.

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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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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 Noteworthy team assisting with a broad range of IP matters such as trade marks, copyrights and patents, including contentious matters. Advises a number of clients from the technology and pharma sectors and represents many famous global brands from a variety of other sectors.

Work highlights Advised ICOS Corporation on patent invalidation proceedings involving the patent for a pharmaceutical substance, Tadalafil.

Significant Clients Deutsche Telekom, Pharmena, Car-Freshner Corporation, Infor, Wrigley.

Notable practitioners

Ewa Kacperek is a key contact for clients.

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LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek & Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice group with significant activity in film, TV and media sectors. Advises on media content production as well as advertising issues. Also handles contentious cases connected with copyright and licence infringement as well as broader issues such as reputation management. Team members act as arbitrators with the Arbitration Court of the Audiovisual Market in Poland.

Strengths Sources appreciate the team's business-focused approach and clarity of advice, with a client praising the "very clear way of explaining the solutions being recommended."

Work highlights Represented Animoon in a number of IP-related issues concerning the development and production of its animated cartoon series.

Significant Clients Rochstar, McCann, LIDL Polska, Philips, Watchout Production.

Notable practitioners

Maciej Kubiak is a well-regarded IP lawyer who is recognised for assisting with copyright issues, mostly advising media and technology clients. A client describes him as "experienced and business-oriented with very good negotiation skills."

Maciej Ślusarek has a good name for representing clients from creative industries, including film, TV and publishing. He is an arbitrator in the Arbitration Court for the Audiovisual Market.

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The area of intellectual property is our specialitè de la maison. For years, we have specialised in the protection of intellectual property. We work for well-known film and television producers, major advertising and marketing companies, media houses, video producers, event agencies and large-scale event organisers, as well as creators and artists. Apart from the creative industry, our clients are mostly well-known brands and corporations, for which issues such as management and brand protection, fair competition and new technology are an important part of everyday business reality. For our clients, we negotiate and draft agreements, represent them in court disputes, arbitrations and mediations; we help carry out complex transactions. We issue opinions on artistic, technological, event or marketing ventures to help implement the most innovative projects. Thanks to an interdisciplinary exchange of experience, our team of experts can also advise the creative industry on financial issues (LSW Taxes and LSW Accounting), indicating the best solutions.

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WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 4

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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 copyright and trade mark infringement. Also regularly handles e-commerce-related matters, including acting on several high-profile cases.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's attention to client needs, with a client saying: "They are listening to us as the client," and appreciating that "they look for new solutions."

Work highlights Represented Grupa Allegro in a case against Volkswagen regarding the sale of possibly counterfeit products on its website and Volkswagen's requirement to monitor and prevent such sales.

Significant Clients Hörmann Polska, Polskie Stowarzyszenie Producentów Styropianu, Schülke Polska, Philips Lighting Poland, IPB Polska.

Notable practitioners

Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska advises clients on such IP issues as copyright, trade mark infringement and patent protection. A source describes her as "a very efficient litigator" in the IP sphere.

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska advises on copyright matters, particularly in relation to the internet sphere. She recently led the team representing Grupa Allegro as a defendant in a court dispute initiated by Volkswagen in relation to the offering of possibly counterfeit products on the client's website.

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WKB’s IP & TMT experts specialise in all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement, data protection, new technologies, IT contracts, cybersecurity, consumer matters, advertising and marketing, and protection of personal rights. The team boasts experienced litigators and represents many leading IP owners, including in the media, FMCG, retail, clothing and healthcare industries.

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Eminent Practitioner

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eminent practitioner Marek Rosiński is an established IP practitioner who assists clients with strategic questions relating to a wide range of IP issues.

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Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska is a highly esteemed IP practitioner. She is praised by a source for being "a fantastic lawyer," while another interviewee states: "She is very good at developing strategies for disputes and litigation proceedings and brings huge value to our company." She is well known for handling contentious matters, including in relation to patent infringement.

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Band 1

Włodzimierz Szoszuk

Wardyński & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Top-ranked Włodzimierz Szoszuk is an established name in the Polish IP market. His wide experience includes handling IP disputes, particularly in relation to patents, as well as broader issues such as copyright and trade mark protection.

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Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Highly esteemed Elżbieta Traple enjoys considerable praise from the market. A source describes her as "an extremely smart litigator," adding that she has "a very strong academic background." She is a highly experienced arbitrator, sitting in cases relating to IP rights.

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Band 2

Krzysztof Czyżewski

Czyżewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka

From the Chambers Europe guide

Krzysztof Czyżewski regularly represents high-profile clients from media, entertainment and film industries in various matters related to IP rights, most prominently in copyright. A client describes him as a "business-oriented and open-minded" lawyer.

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Band 2

Marcin Fijalkowski

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Heading the IP practice, Marcin Fijalkowski is a highly respected practitioner within Poland's IP market. He is particularly active on contentious matters, including patent litigation and IP rights enforcement. A source calls him "a tough opponent" in disputes while a client praises his "detailed knowledge and practical experience," adding that he "does not propose actions that do not fit the client." He regularly represents clients from the pharmaceutical industry and is also a patent attorney.

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Band 2

Wardyński & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Pompe is a respected figure in Poland's IP sphere who is highlighted by interviewees for her IP litigation skills, particularly in relation to trade marks.

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Band 2

Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andrzej Tomaszek is a highly regarded name in the Warsaw IP market. He acts on a broad scope of IP cases, including complex disputes. A source describes him as "a brilliant lawyer handling unprecedented cases."

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Band 2

Oskar Tułodziecki

K&L Gates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Oskar Tułodziecki is a notable IP practitioner who is best known for advising on copyright issues and also assists with matters relating to trade mark and anti-counterfeiting. "He is willing to listen," a client says, also praising his ability to "put himself in our shoes."

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Band 2

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomasz Zalewski is an experienced IP lawyer advising on IP rights infringement matters, particularly in relation to copyright in software and audio-visual content. He also advises on licensing agreements and recently represented Energa in negotiating with SAP the use of HR software.

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Band 3

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Szymon Gogulski assists clients with a broad scope of IP matters, including trade marks and copyright issues as well as contentious patent and design matters. A client praises his strong administrative skills and also adds that he is available to discuss and explain any issues.

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Band 3

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomasz Koryzma acts on IP rights enforcement cases, including in relation to counterfeit products and patent infringement in IT products.

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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. "He likes to be creative; his proposals are sometimes unusual," a happy client says, also praising his understanding of the case law.

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Band 3

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paweł Podrecki is a well-regarded IP lawyer whom a source describes as "a very effective litigator and a good advocate." He also acts as an arbitrator in cases relating to infringement of IP rights. Interviewees further note his academic credentials.

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Band 3

Justyna Rasiewicz

LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Justyna Rasiewicz is recognised for assisting clients with patent-related matters and regularly represents pharmaceutical companies, including in contentious cases.

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Band 4

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Piotr Dynowski is best recognised for his contentious IP work, including representing clients in patent disputes before the Patent Office as well as the Supreme Administrative Court. He also represents clients in anti-counterfeiting matters.

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Band 4

Anna Gołębiowska

Gołębiowska Krawczyk Roszkowski i Partnerzy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Gołębiowska of Gołębiowska Krawczyk Roszkowski i Partnerzy focuses on IP-related contentious matters. A client describes her as "effective and very focused on the matter."

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Band 4

Hasik, Rheims & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Daniel Hasik of Hasik & Partners regularly advises on a number of IP mandates, including trade mark, design, patent and copyright issues.

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Band 4

Kondrat & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mariusz Kondrat of Kondrat Law and Patent Office offers expertise in a wide range of IP matters, particularly in relation to patents and trade marks. He advises clients from the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

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Band 4

LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Maciej Kubiak is a well-regarded IP lawyer who is recognised for assisting with copyright issues, mostly advising media and technology clients. A client describes him as "experienced and business-oriented with very good negotiation skills."

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Band 4

Janina Ligner-Żeromska

Kancelaria Adwokacka Janina Ligner-Żeromska

From the Chambers Europe guide

Janina Ligner-Żeromska of Kancelaria Adwokacka Janina Ligner-Żeromska focuses on IP and industrial property rights, regularly representing IT and media clients.

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Band 4

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paweł Lipski is a well-regarded IP lawyer assisting with trade mark as well as technology-related IP issues. A client describes him as "an effective, result-oriented and proactive" practitioner.

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Band 4

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Igor Ostrowski is noted by observers for his activity in representing clients from the technology and telecommunications industries, in addition to others. He handles cases relating to parallel import as well as general trade mark and copyright protection issues.

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Band 4

Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska advises on a wide selection of IP issues, including trade mark, patent and design protection. She recently advised on several cases concerning EU-wide trade marks. "She has a strong background in academia and is active in patent litigation cases," a source says.

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Band 4

LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Maciej Ślusarek has a good name for representing clients from creative industries, including film, TV and publishing. He is an arbitrator in the Arbitration Court for the Audiovisual Market.

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Band 4

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomasz Targosz enters the rankings this year as a result of positive market feedback. He assists with a broad range of IP issues, including copyright and patent infringement. A source says he is "very proactive and very creative in what he does." He regularly represents clients in contentious cases.

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Band 4

Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska advises clients on such IP issues as copyright, trade mark infringement and patent protection. A source describes her as "a very efficient litigator" in the IP sphere.

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Band 4

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Europe guide

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska advises on copyright matters, particularly in relation to the internet sphere. She recently led the team representing Grupa Allegro as a defendant in a court dispute initiated by Volkswagen in relation to the offering of possibly counterfeit products on the client's website.

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Up and Coming

Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak

Ernst & Young Law Tałasiewicz i Wspólnicy Sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Up-and-coming Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak moved to EY Law from DLA Piper Wiater sp.k in June 2018. She assists clients with such IP matters as trade mark infringement and parallel import, including working for clients in relation to the whole CEE region. A client describes her as "well organised and efficient" as well as "proactive and assertive."

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Associates to watch

Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Associate-to-watch Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania assists clients with a variety of IP issues, including disputes relating to trade marks and registered design.

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