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of war for foreigners managing multi-hectare farms in Poland?
The Act on the Management of State Treasury Property, which came into force on 3 December 2011, includes, i.a., the promotion of small- and medium-size farms. At this point the question arises whether it will work to the disadvantage of large agricultural producers, who have been more and more active in the Polish countryside recently.
According to Ministry of Finance announcements, many of the bilateral double tax treaties (“DTTs”) concluded by Poland are being renegotiated. As many as 4 protocols amending the current DTTs have been signed so far in 2012, i.e. with Cyprus, Iceland, Luxembourg and Norway. Those currently in force between Poland - Czech Republic and Poland- Canada will be replaced by new ones.
Social Insurance Institution’s activities regarding the calculation of retirement benefits
“The Social Insurance Institution puts the responsibility for low payment of benefits onto pensioners”
The latest bill on VAT is currently at the stage of inter-ministerial discussion, and should be submitted to the Sejm shortly. According to the Ministry of Finance, the bill will come into force on 1 January 2013.
During recessionary times, one might ask a question: Is it possible to combine profit with business ethics and still earn money? When even those too big to fail can feel threatened and weakened by the contemporary state of the global economy, one should direct him or herself towards a way of doing business that respects higher moral values. Halal project finance can be seen as such an example.
Amendment of the Reimbursement Law with respect to incentives and contracting concerning reimbursed products
Dr. iur. L.L.M. Katarzyna Zbierska, legal counselor is attending a meeting of the Working Group of the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce for Food matters. The theme of the meeting is responsible marketing in the food industry.
It’s no secret that having an online storefront opens access to an online customer base.
For small and medium-sized companies alternative trading systems are a great way to raise capital for further development and expansion.
Amendment to the Civil Procedure Code
The amendment to the Civil Procedure Code dated 16 September 2011, which takes effect from 3 May 2012, implements a number of changes in civil procedure, relevant from the point of view of the participants to the proceedings.
Dr Marek Jezewski (Partner in Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners) is the author of a commentary to the Common Commercial Policy of the European Union to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The collaborative study edited by professor Andrzej Wrobel has been published by prestigious publisher Wolters Kluwer Poland.
Currently a contentious court case is taking place in the United States of America, in which a famous producer of luxury footwear, Christian Louboutin, demands a ban on the sale of shoes with a red sole characteristic for the French fashion house – Ives Saint Laurent.
On 12 January 2012, the procedure of registration of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been launched. Check for the related chances and threats for your business.
With the Act from 16 September, 2011 on the change of act – Code of Civil Procedure and some of other acts, there has been introduced a number of changes in the civil procedure. One of the most significant and meaningful changes is the harmonization of procedures of claiming default in all civil cases, regardless whether the party is an entrepreneur or a person who does not conduct business activity.
it is not always obvious which part of a computer program can be protected using intellectual property. Piotr Niezgódka takes a look.
Registration procedure of a new top-level domain name (TLD) .xxx. begins today. Find out: what opportunities and threats does the introduction of this domain name entail for your business?.
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LEGAL INFORMATION AUGUST 2011
Financial penalties for infringement of competition law and the exchange of information among entrepreneurs.
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Combating Unfair Competition 7
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IP & Regulatory Law
Supplementary Protection Certificates for medicinal products with a negative or zero term, in light of the opinion of the Advocate General of 9 June 2011 in the case of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. German Patent and Trademark Office (C-125/10) before the Court of Justice of the European Union
The theory of prohibition of earlier trademark incorporation into a later trademark under case law of the Regional Administrative Court referring to trademarks designated for cosmetic products.