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Firm Profile

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

Firm Profile

Krakow

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  • Ul Krolowej Jadwigi 170
  • Krakow
  • Lesser Poland
  • Poland
  • 30-212

Firm profile submitted by Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

Chairman: Elzbieta Traple
Managing Partners: Xawery Konarski, Pawel Podrecki
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 54
Languages: Polish, English, German, French

The Traple Konarski Podrecki Law Office and Partners is one of the leading law firms on the Polish market in its areas of practice. It was created in 1993 and is now made up of 50 lawyers. The firm’s employees have undergone a careful selection procedure, which takes account of their knowledge of the law, practical skills, fluency in foreign languages and vocational experience gained during apprenticeships and fellowships abroad. Many of the firm’s lawyers are considered leading experts in their fields in Poland. The firm often represents clients in court litigation and in administrative proceedings, combining experience in procedural law with deep understanding of the legal and factual issues relevant for the particular case. The Traple Konarski Podrecki and Partners Office is based in Cracow, but the lawyers also work from the local office in Warsaw. The firm’s lawyers have produced numerous publications, including books and monographs concerning civil, intellectual property, internet, advertising and pharmaceutical law.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s services in the field of intellectual property include in particular:
■Comprehensive legal assistance and representation of the first Polish interactive entertainment television
■Drawing up agreements for use of works for producers, publishers, and cultural institutions
■Advising entities running digital platforms and providing subscription movie channels
■Advising and representing Polish and foreign organisations for the collective administration of copyright and related rights
■Drafting agreements dealing with a full range of issues relating to the production of audiovisual programmes
■Enforcing copyright before courts
The legal assistance the firm provides with respect to industrial property focuses on redress of IP infringements (copyright, patent and trademark rights, databases, domain names), representation before the Polish Patent Office and OHIM in disputes concerning invalidation of exclusive rights, and drafting assignment, licensing, know-how and research and development agreements. In collaboration with patent attorneys the firm also provides intellectual property services, providing representation before the Polish Patent Office, OHIM and European Patent Office in Munich.

Competition:
The firm provides clients with a whole range of services in this regard, including representation in litigation proceedings, legal assistance and advice in negotiations, and representation in proceedings before the Chairman of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection and the European Commission. The competition practice group provides above all the following services
■Legal analysis of sales networks in respect of their compliance with competition rules
■Legal advice on the principles of franchise activities
■Legal analysis of partnership agreements in respect of their compliance with competition law
■Cases of abuse of dominant position
■Preparation of corporate mergers and acquisitions
The firm has extensive experience in unfair competition issues, including advertising and protection of business secrets.

Technologies Media & Telecommunications:
The firm’s TMT practice group is one of the most experienced in Poland, and constantly advises a large number of Polish and foreign entities operating in the sector. The legal services the firm provides in this area are focused on five main fields
■Telecommunications, radio and television broadcasting
■E-commerce
■Intellectual property and new technologies
■E-government
■Legal protection of information

IT:
The firm advises on a complete range of services relating to agreements for production and implementation of custom-made IT systems as well as standard systems adapted according to the needs of specific clients. The firm draws up agreements for creation of system specifications, performance of pre-implementation analyses, production and implementation of an IT system and maintenance services (guarantee and post-guarantee).

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
The firm’s legal team handles all aspects of court litigation and arbitration proceedings. In particular, the firm represents clients in disputes concerning:
■Intellectual property, in particularly copyright, patent and trademark infringements
■Unfair competition
■General and commercial contract, tort law and real estate
■Press law, including cases concerning the protection of personal interests
■Antitrust
■Administrative, including disputes before administrative courts concerning investment processes
■Criminal proceedings, in particular involving copyright and industrial property
■Labour

Financial Institutions & Payment Services:
Financial institutions & payment services is one of the key expertise areas of the firm, both with regard to the relations between financial institutions and supervisory authorities and between institutions and their clients (consumer), as well as outsourcing partners. The range allows the firm to offer legal assistance to:
■Banks, crediting institutions
■Clearing agents
■Providers of payment services, in particular payment institutions and payment services offices
■Mobile payment providers
■Agents of financial institutions (outsourcing partners)
■Service providers in the area of money transfers and bill payments
■Insurance companies and reinsurance companies