Sulima-Grabowska-Sierzputowska Patent & Trademark Attorneys

Sulima, Grabowska, Sierzputowska Patent and Trademark Attorneys was founded in 1995 and over 26 years of steady growth has become one of the most successful IP offices in Poland.

Our large team of IP professionals offers the whole spectrum of IP services before the Polish Patent Office (PPO) and the Polish administrative and civil courts, as well as before the EPO, the EUIPO and WIPO.

We hold a leading position in filing validations of European patents in Poland. We work with a large group of translators that we trained ourselves; this, combined with our unique two-step verification system of technical translations, leads to the outstanding quality of the translated texts that our firm produces.

We are also renowned for the quality of our prosecution work and efficiency in obtaining exclusive rights for our clients.

We have extensive experience in handling supplementary protection certificates.

We can handle any types of IP case, in any conceivable field of technology, including:

  • chemical technology and engineering;
  • pharmaceuticals, medicinal and sanitary chemistry and technology;
  • biotechnology;
  • medical devices;
  • agriculture and food technology;
  • environmental protection;
  • nanotechnology;
  • oil and gas technology and engineering;
  • automatic, mechanical and civil engineering;
  • structural and material engineering;
  • steel and mining engineering;
  • textile industry;
  • paper industry;
  • automotive, aeronautical and aerospace engineering;
  • electrical, electronic and informatics engineering; and
  • telecommunication. 

We are highly effective in handling opposition, appeal, invalidation, infringement and declaratory proceedings. We strongly believe in alternative dispute resolution and accordingly offer deep professional analysis of the technical and legal aspects of potential disputes aimed at settling them outside of the courtrooms.

We also successfully handle cases connected with customs matters and help develop IP protection strategies and manage IP portfolios.

We provide comprehensive advice on formal requirements and on complex procedural and legal issues.

We have the capacity, experience and infrastructure to smoothly and quickly tend to our clients’ needs and meet their expectations, including processing high volume filing and/or recordal orders.

Our patent department is made up of three divisions: chemical/biotech, mechanical/electrical and electronic/information technology.

Our patent team consists of 15 registered Polish and European patent attorneys and 15 patent specialists, supported by a group of 16 paralegals highly qualified and experienced in patent formalities, transfers of rights and annuity payments.

We work with attorneys at law and Polish experts ready to provide legal or technical expertise in litigation cases.

We are members of INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Our patent team members Małgorzata Kaczmarczyk and Grażyna Wójcik have written a chapter on the formal requirements and practice in Poland for the second edition of European SPCs Unravelled: A Practitioner’s Guide to Supplementary Protection Certificates in Europe, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Strengths and qualities

  • Team made up of highly qualified, skilled and experienced patent attorneys, patent specialists and well-trained paralegals
  • Sound experience in validating European patents – over 22,000 European patent validations so far
  • Top quality of patent translations guaranteed by the use of our unique two-step verification system of technical translations
  • Effective handling of opposition and invalidation cases before the PPO and of appeals against PPO decisions before the administrative courts
  • Excellent results in patent litigation cases before the civil courts
  • Responsiveness and comprehensive advice on formal requirements and complex procedural or legal issues
  • Flexibility in adjusting services to clients’ individual needs and expectations
  • Capacity and experience to smoothly and quickly process high-volume filing, recordal or annuity payment orders

Contact details

Sulima-Grabowska-Sierzputowska Patent & Trademark Attorneys
ul Puławska 182
Warsaw 02-670

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Sample client list

  • F Hoffman-LaRoche
  • LG Electronics Inc
  • Pfizer
  • Thyssenkrupp AG
  • VKR Holding

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