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MARQUES Annual Conference, September 19-22, 2023. Berlin.

Aleksandra Kryśka, our patent attorney and Deputy Head of Trademark and Design Department, together with Jakub Slupski, an advocate at Patpol Legal, will participate in the annual Marques conference, organized by one of the most prestigious IP organizations.

The key issue of this year’s conference is how diversity and cultural environment may affect brand authenticity. During the sessions there will be a discussion of a number of essential topics, including among others brand leadership in the times of crisis, new e-commerce rules and regulations for AI, Tik-Tokers and influencers.

See you in Berlin at the oncoming MARQUES, 19th-22nd  September 2023!

Exceptional recommendation from IAM Patent 1000 2023 in the Prosecution category!

Patpol has received an honorable mention from IAM Patent 1000 2023 in the Prosecution category!

Our highly specialized team has been noticed by Researchers IAM, thanks to its deep technical expertise allowing to deliver services of the highest quality. Thank you for this exceptional recommendation!

We are also pleased to announce individual mentions given to our experts:
▪️ Dariusz Świerczyński
▪️ Dr. Magdalena Tagowska
▪️ Dr. Agnieszka Żebrowska-Kucharzyk

Our sincere congratulations!

Patpol,the best IP law firm in Poland

We start the summer vacation season with great news! Patpol has received the prestigious Firm of teh Year award in the Advisory&Disputes category.

It is a great honor for us to be listed once again among the firms receiving Managing IP EMEA Awards, as the best IP law firm in Poland! This year’s award is another confirmation of the high position that Patpol has held in the IP branch for over 50 years. Thank you Managing IP for this recommendation!

We do not take a pause and together with the whole team we keep on working to reach even higher levels of expertise.

Open Day at Patpol on April 26, 2023.

This year we are celebrating the Intellectual Property Day in a special way.  On April 26, as a part of Law Offices Open Days, we invite you to join us for a free consultation!

From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nina Jankowska and Katarzyna Jedynak will be providing free IP advice, which can be obtained in the following ways:

📌 in our headquarters at 162 J Nowoursynowska Street in Warsaw,

📞 by phone at +48 22 546 91 00,

📧 online by writing to: or

Let’s meet and talk! We will be pleased to respond to your query.

The World Intellectual Property Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to commemorate the entry into force of the convention establishing WIPO in 1970.

This year, World Intellectual Property Day is being celebrated as part of IP WEEK,  with focus on the role of women in the IP sector as the main topic. The Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys has prepared a series of events introducing the achievements of well-known female scientists and researchers, encouraging young girls and women to get involved in the world of science and intellectual property.

Let’s meet at Patpol on our Open Day!

The 2023 International Trademark Association

The 2023 International Trademark Association (INTA) meeting is approaching very soon, and traditionally it cannot be missed by our attorneys.

At the meeting our firm will be represented by: Joanna Pilka, Nina Jankowska, Dr Magdalena Tagowska, Dr Agnieszka Żebrowska-Kucharzyk and Dariusz Piróg (from Patpol Legal).

We are really looking forward to attending INTA 2023, as hopefully we will have a chance of discussing new IP trends and sharing insights with the colleagues from all over the world face to face.

If you are attending #INTA2023 and would like to meet with one of our delegates, please check our schedule of availability by contacting us at:

We hope to see you there and wish you a fruitful conference.

Patpol with another Managing IP recommendation!

We are delighted to have been honored also this year in the international IP STARS list, which highlights the best law firms practicing in intellectual property law. We have been ranked as TOP TIER FIRM in the area of TRADE MARK PROSECUTION , and have also received a recommendation in the area of CTRADE MARK DISPUTES.

The high ranking reflects our extensive experience and commitment to handling our clients’ cases. We truly appreciate receiving this recommendation!

Watching movies online without clear regulations on creators’ remuneration – article by Agata Witkowska at a branch portal ?

At the end of 2022, Netflix announced a pilot program of additional remuneration for creators of local productions enjoying high viewership. Although copyright law, as it stands, does not explicitly take into account the exploitation of an audiovisual work on the Internet, streaming platforms may themselves reward the creators of selected works. Similar solutions are already successfully implemented in other European countries.

On the website ?,? the publication titled ?Watching movies on the Internet without clear regulations on creators’ remuneration? by Agata Witkowska, legal counsel at PATPOL LEGAL PIRÓG I WSPÓLNICY.

Read more at under the link:,519650.html, where it is discussed how to determine the terms, conditions and principles of additional remuneration.


Patpol recommended in this year’s ??? ????!

With more than 50 years of experience, PATPOL has become one of the most recognizable IP firms in Poland providing a full range of trademark services. Patent attorneys and lawyers have proved for another year in a row that they are among the top experts. 

Recommendations for our IP firm have been awarded in two categories:: gold in the category of ??????????? ??? ???????? and bronze in ??????????? ??? ??????????.

The World Trademark Review magazine has also mentioned our specialists individually:

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Izabella Dudek-Urbanowicz

Aleksandra Kryśka

Joanna Piłka

Monika Zielińska

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 Dariusz Piróg

WTR 1000 – the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals – a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ?go-to? resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Using the logo of another company on one?s own website ? what steps should be taken not to commit infringement

The owner of a registered trademark acquires the exclusive right to use the sign in a commercial or professional manner in a particular territory. In the aforesaid context, the use means the following:

? Affixing the sign to the protected goods or their packaging, offering and placing these goods on the market, importing or exporting them, and storing them for the purpose of offering and placing them on the market, as well as offering or providing services under the mark;

? Placing the mark on documents related to the marketing of goods or related to the provision of services;

? Using it for advertising purposes.

A person, whose right of protection for a trademark has been infringed, may demand that the infringer desist from infringement, surrender the wrongfully obtained benefits, and in the case of a culpable infringement ? also compensate for the damage caused on general terms, or by paying a sum of money in the amount corresponding to the license fee or other appropriate remuneration. The court, deciding on the infringement, may also decide to reveal to the public a part or the whole of its decision, or publish information about the decision. If the infringement is not culpable, the court may also order the infringer to pay an appropriate sum of money to the right holder. The court may also rule on the unlawfully designated goods being the property of the infringer, as well as the means and materials used to designate them, in particular the ruling may concern their withdrawal from the market, awarding the right holder a sum of money granted to his benefit, or destruction of the goods in question. As it can be seen, the catalog of claims available to the owner of a registered trademark is fairly wide.

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?TO BE OR NOT TO BE? when it comes to trademarks, or what should be remembered to guarantee genuine use of a trademark [Article on]

Author: Joanna Rafalska, Polish and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

When a party is considering to apply for trademark registration, it is important to remember about the obligation that rests upon the right holder to put the mark to genuine use. What is essential, the use will only be recognized as genuine, if a number of specific criteria are fulfilled. The above issue was the subject of a decision of the Fifth Board of Appeals of EUIPO as of November 25, 2021, in the case with reference number R 578/2021-5 concerning an appeal filed in the proceedings for declaring lapse of a trademark of the European Union No. EUTM 1264183. 

The trademark EUTM 1264183    was applied on August 2, 1999 for the following goods and services:

Class 18: leather and imitation leather and products made of these materials not included in other classes; animal skins; handbags, trunks and travel bags; umbrellas, sunshades and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery;

Class 25: clothing, footwear, headgear;

Class 39: transportation, packaging, distribution and storage of leather and imitation leather, products made from these materials, hides and animal skins, bags, trunks, travel bags, sunshades, walking sticks, whips, harness and saddlery products, clothing, footwear and headgear.

The subject mark was subsequently registered on August 1, 2000.

On November 4, 2019, a request was filed in the EUIPO for declaring lapse of the subject mark for all the above mentioned goods and services. The request was recognized by the Office as justified in whole.

Given the date of registration and the date of filing the request, the owner of the mark had to prove its genuine use from November 4, 2014 up to and including November 3, 2019.

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