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8 May 2019

New approach to trademark registrability

An amendment to the Industrial Property Law aims to implement the provisions in the EU Directive 2015/2436 that approximate EU member states’ trademark laws. The amendment has simplified the definition of a ‘trademark’ and, as a result, has removed the graphical representation requirement when filing an application with the Polish Patent Office. Read more

10 Apr 2019

Registered and ordinary pledges for entry into the trademark register

A company’s logo is recognised as one of its most valuable assets rather than a mere characteristic. This has resulted in an increased interest in securing claims by encumbering trademarks with pledges. However, confusion may arise as to the distinction between a registered and ordinary pledge and its entry into the Polish Patent Office’s trademark register. Read more

12 Mar 2019

What do VAT changes mean for collecting societies?

The minister of finance has issues new rules for correcting value added tax accrued on fees paid by producers and importers of blank media, recording and reproduction devices to copyright collecting societies, clarifying the tax situation for them. Read more

6 Mar 2019

Changes to Industrial Property Law in motion

Parliament is working on amendments to the Industrial Property Law that will alter the definition of a ‘trademark’ and the procedure for extending trademark protection. The amendment is necessary due to the need to implement the provisions of EU Directive 2015/2436 into Polish law, so as to approximate EU trademark laws. Read more

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12 Oct 2017

New and improved IP law provisions benefit entrepreneurs

Innovative technical solutions, industrial designs and trademarks are some of the most important components that build the value of any enterprise operating in the market. Their protection increased considerably in 2016 following changes in the… Read more

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12 Oct 2017

New and improved IP law provisions benefit entrepreneurs

Innovative technical solutions, industrial designs and trademarks are some of the most important components that build the value of any enterprise operating in the market. Their protection increased considerably in 2016 following changes in the… Read more