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Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa handles the full range of disputes arising from IP infringement as well as trade mark portfolio management issues. Marek Rosiński and Marcin Fijałkowski manage UEFA’s global trade mark portfolio and advise on its trade mark filing strategy. In an illustration of the firm’s contentious capability, Fijałkowski also represented Unilever in several cases arising from a packaging rights infringement.

At Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, practice heads Szymon Gogulski and Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska provide ‘intelligent advice’ and are ‘appreciative of business and industry goals’. Gogulski advises brands including Ekstraklasa and Eveline on their trade mark protection strategies, and the team also handles trade mark infringement cases and copyright protection matters. Other clients include Nike.

Włodzimierz Szoszuk and Anna Pompe head the practice at Wardynski & Partners and are representing Lacoste in a trade mark infringement case before the Supreme Court against Kajman. Pompe is also acting for the Scotch Whisky Association on invalidating three trade marks registered at the Polish Patent Office. Other clients include Burberry, Lego and Mattel.

Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska heads Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.’s practice. Highlights for the team included handling patent protection issues for a multinational corporation in the life sciences sector.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.’s team is representing Eos Products in several trade mark infringement and unfair competition cases, including handling enforcement proceedings across five jurisdictions. FTF Columbus, Grupa Azoty, Sklepy Komfort and HJ Heinz Polska are new clients. Practice head Piotr Dynowski and counsel Marta Koremba are recommended.

Highlights for CMS’ team of ‘specialists’ included assisting L’Oréal with trade mark enforcement matters and representing Syngenta in interim injunction and infringement proceedings against an importer of counterfeit products. Other clients include global fashion brands such as Chanel, Fendi and Lacoste, as well as major technology companies. Tomasz Koryzma heads the practice, which includes of counsel Marek Oleksyn, who is noted for his willingness to ‘fight for the client’s case’.

Drzewiecki, Tomaszek & Wspólnicy Spólka Jawna’s team acts for a diverse range of clients in trade mark infringement and unfair competition disputes. Andrzej Tomaszek and Anna Gołębiowska are the key contacts.

K&L Gates LLP’s workload includes trade mark protection and prosecution, anti-counterfeit actions and unfair competition claims. Clients include entertainment companies, beauty brands and financial institutions. Oskar Tułodziecki heads the group.

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, practice head Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska is representing Wolters Kluwer and a group of 14 publishers in a copyright dispute against Chomikuj.pl. In another highlight, Wiercińska-Krużewska is acting alongside Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska for the owners of Ceneo.pl in a landmark case concerning the use of trade mark for information purposes.

Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka’s group is a popular choice for clients in the media, life sciences and publishing sectors. Krzysztof Czyżewski assisted Pascal with the introduction of the Lonely Planet guides in Poland and successfully represented Edipresse in unfair competition appeal proceedings against Bauer. Katarzyna Czyżewska is also recommended.

Dentons acts for clients including Lindt, Nike and Coca-Cola. ‘Technology expert’ Igor Ostrowski represented Procter & Gamble in an unlawful comparative advertising dispute with Henkel. Senior associate Marek Trojnarski is also noted.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s team is managing trade mark infringement claims for Fundacja Rozwoju Demokracji Lokalnej and Garmin. Aleksandra Auleytner and senior associate Jarosław Konecko are acting for Visa in challenging the registration of Plus Bank’s trade marks.

Kochanski Zieba & Partners acts for clients including Pandora, Tata Global Beverages and Pamapol. Karolina Marciniszyn is recommended, with managing partner Piotr Kochanski also being a contributor to the practice. Sylwia Sylwestrzak recently left the firm.

Lesnodorski, Slusarek & Partners specialises in handling contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the media, publishing and advertising sectors. Maciej Ślusarek and Maciej Kubiak are the practice co-heads.

BSWW Legal & Tax’s team handled cross-border brand protection matters for Voda Naturalna on and manages Brubeck’s trade mark portfolio and registrations. Marek Wojnar and Monika Żuraw are recommended.

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, Piotr Sadownik is advising Louis Vuitton on brand management issues arising from the opening of its first store in Poland. Clients also include Inter-Vion, KGHM Polska Miedź and Orpea.

Hasik & Partners represented UEFA in multiple ambush marketing disputes. The firm also provides ongoing IP advice to Pfizer and Eli Lilly. Key figures include Daniel Hasik, who is ‘an outstanding lawyer’, the ‘highly professional’ Eric Rheims, and Anna Kruszewska, who is ‘a skilled litigator’.

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, counsel Ewa Kacperek defended Cloe Investments in copyright infringement proceedings brought by an architect. Other clients include Infor Global Solutions and Pharmena.

Laszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k.’s team represented an education-sector client in piracy proceedings. It also handles copyright infringement and unfair competition matters. Anna Lasocka is ‘a problem solver’.

The ‘business-driven’ team at Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland handles Fitness World’s domestic and international trade mark portfolio. Ikea and Nagravision are also clients. Tomasz Zalewski and Paweł Lipski are recommended.

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  • Report on the scale of customs seizures of goods suspected of infringing intellectual property right

    Statistics in recent years show a constant increase in customs seizures of counterfeit goods. Goods seized these days by the customs authorities are not only those that are usually associated with counterfeiting, such as cosmetics, clothing and CDs/DVDs, but they also include items such as medicinal products, foodstuffs and toys. Attempts to import counterfeit goods of this type can lead to serious risks to the life and health of consumers.
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