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Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

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Marta Koremba

Work +48 22 583 79 00
Bird & Bird LLP

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An expert in life sciences and intellectual property, patents and trademark


Marta Koremba is co-head of the IP practice and head of the Brand Management and Life Sciences practices at Bird & Bird Warsaw office.


Marta is a successful IP litigator representing clients in all contentious IP matters. She provides comprehensive strategic pre-trial and trial advice,  including in preliminary injunction and enforcement proceedings. She has extensive experience in coordinating complex and multijurisdictional projects concerning IP protection.

She represents clients in opposition, invalidation and cancellation proceedings before the EUIPO and the Polish Patent Office. She also advises on IP aspects of parallel import, registration of non-conventional trademarks, anti-counterfeiting matters, as well as domain name recovery and keyword advertising.

She manages large trademark portfolios, supporting clients in choosing their branding and ensuring their global protection. She supports clients with transactional advice, in particular transfer of IP rights and licensing. She also specialises in unfair competition matters, including misleading designations, trade secrets, trade dress infringement.

Marta advises clients in innovative sectors, such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, automotive, defence, and telecommunications.

In 2016 and 2017, she was nominated Rising Star: IP in Euromoney's LMG Europe Women in Business Law.

In 2015, Marta was recognised by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers competition in the category of Intellectual Property. She was also awarded Legal Rising Star 2015 by Wolters Kluwer and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. She was the only patent attorney included among the winners.

She is a lecturer at the Polish Chamber of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (PIRP) and a co-author of the first commentary to the Polish Pharmaceutical Law published by Wolters Kluwer Poland in 2009.


She works in Polish, English and German.


She studied Law and Economics at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Humanities Studies at Warsaw University in Poland, as well as at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.


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Within: Intellectual property

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.'s core areas of expertise include trade marks, design, research and development, and patents. The group often works closely with the firm's 'excellent international network' to advise multinational clients on their IP portfolios in Poland. 'Outstanding' and 'highly effective' co-head Marta Koremba successfully represented Swiss Pharma International in a trade mar infringement claim against a competitor that has put an identical drug onto the market under a similar trade mark. Fellow co-head, 'excellent patent litigator' Piotr Dynowski, is representing Nokia in a number of civil and criminal proceedings against counterfeiters in Poland. The group welcomed Tomasz Zalewski from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland in January 2019.

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