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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

IP boutique ROA Rasiewicz & Associates was founded in January 2021 by former LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners lawyer Justyna Rasiewicz. It is active in advising clients on patent litigation, including renovation and infringement cases.
SKP Ślusarek Kubiak Pieczyk sp.k. was established in July 2022 by Maciej Ślusarek and Maciej Kubiak, previously partners at LSW Bieńkowski, Laskowski, Leśnodorski, Melzacki and Partners sp.k.. The firm predominantly receives instructions from clients in the film, TV, and media sectors regarding trade marks, patents, industrial designs, and utility designs.
The IP group at SSW Pragmatic Solutions is led by Jakub Kubalski, and it is notably strong in the gaming sector, as well as assisting clients with IP transfers and license agreements.

Intellectual property in Poland

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.‘s IP practice encompasses all areas of enforcement and protection of copyrights, patents, trade marks, and designs. It also undertakes licensing matters and transactions, as well as prosecutions before a number of different courts. In addition, the team handles portfolios for international clients who are active in the pharmaceutical, tobacco, and FMCG industries. Marcin Fijałkowski heads the department with the support of senior of counsel Marek Rosiński. Other key members of the team include senior associate Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania, who ‘is a patent attorney with outstanding knowledge’, and counsel Jakub Falkowski, who heads the innovation team.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Fijałkowski

Other key lawyers:

Marek Rosiński; Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania; Jakub Falkowski; Aleksandra Młoczkowska


‘The team is always prepared at the highest level with knowledge, many years of practice, and competences.’

‘Always within reach, ready to listen, and ready to pick up and discuss new ideas, all with full commitment!’

‘Great experience and knowledge about the FMCG market.’

Key clients


ElectroMobility Poland




Eli Lilly

Tommy Hilfiger


PRA Group



Maxeon Solar Pte. Ltd.

Atrium Poland Real Estate Management





CD Projekt Red

Work highlights

  • Represented Berlin-Chemie in a parallel import case before the Supreme Court in Poland against a Polish parallel importer of medicinal products.
  • Advising ElectroMobility Poland on a project aimed at designing, building, and starting the mass production of a new brand of electric cars.
  • Representing CEDC in front of the CJEU in an appeal regarding trade mark opposition based on the rights to a 3D design.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

The practice at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. has a wide-ranging offering, covering the entire spectrum of soft and hard IP work for domestic and international clients. This includes patent, trade mark, and design litigation and prosecution, anti-counterfeiting, opposition, and invalidation procedures, brand management, and licensing, as well as transactions and unfair competition matters. Sectors of focus for the group include electronics, life sciences, aviation, telecoms, media, sports, and FMCG. The team is co-led by experienced IP litigators Marta Koremba and Piotr Dynowski, internet and digital transformation expert Paweł Lipski, and commercial lawyer Tomasz Zalewski; they are praised as ‘experts in their field’.

Practice head(s):

Marta Koremba; Piotr Dynowski; Paweł Lipski; Tomasz Zalewski

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Bieliszczuk; Mateusz Żuk; Karina Balcer-Kopka; Mateusz Dubek


‘The Polish team are clearly experts in their field. They are able to advise in a practical and pragmatic way.’

‘The team is well versed in the English language, responsive, professional with excellent legal drafting capabilities, and knowledgeable in IP law.’

‘Bird & Bird’s expertise and knowledge when it comes to litigation strategy, evidence planning, and settlement is unparalleled.’

‘Karina Balcer-Kopka is very responsive, knowledgeable, and produces excellent work.’

‘Mateusz Dubek is an outstanding counsel; he is strategic, relentless, and incredibly patient with client demands.’

‘Mateusz Żuk is very good. He is very responsive and able to provide pragmatic advice on infringement matters and clear recommendations, so that it is easy to decide how to proceed.’

Key clients

Max, Co. Ltd

Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco

FS File Solutions

National Bank of Kuweit

Veolia Energia Polska

IKEA Retail

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Nokia Corporation

Global Life Sciences Solutions Poland sp. z o.o.

Blirt S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing Max in patent enforcement litigation.
  • Representing Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco in a number of opposition proceedings against entities filing trade mark applications infringing on the protected designation of Prosecco in Poland.
  • Representing Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in the Polish part of the multi-jurisdictional enforcement of its numerous patents for prosthetic heart valves and delivery systems for such valves against its Indian competitor, Meril Life Sciences.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

The IP department at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak supports local and international clients in complex litigation proceedings regarding trade marks, patents, design rights, and copyright, as well as acting in domain name infringement cases. Its offering also includes software protection for clients in the IT industry, managing international IP portfolios, transactions, and unfair competition matters. IP specialist Szymon Gogulski and life sciences expert Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska jointly head the team with the support of senior counsel Marek Oleksyn, who is experienced in representing clients before the CJEU and EUIPO.

Practice head(s):

Szymon Gogulski; Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska

Other key lawyers:

Marek Oleksyn; Piotr Rafalski; Mikołaj Stępkowski; Arkadiusz Wójtowicz


‘Clients like their deep knowledge of the law and the fact that they are cautious with entrusted cases.’

‘They always analyse the issue and possible actions from different perspectives, predicting the results of various options in the long term. This prevents the client from being surprised.’

‘The team is very experienced and capable of helping with all types of IP matters.’

‘This is a good working team with notable patent attorneys and good internal cooperation.’

‘The IP team is very supportive in all IP legal issues, especially in the trade mark field. They have extensive experience and knowledge of local laws.’

‘Szymon Gogulski and his team are responsive and very pleasant to work with.’

‘Szymon Gogulski and Piotr Rafalski are excellent professionals.’

‘Szymon Gogulski is a very pragmatic and business-oriented lawyer.’

Key clients


PCC Rokita

Solaris Bus & Coach

Podlaska Wytwórnia Wódek POLMOS



Kulczyk Investments


The Swatch



Sensation Poland



Velvet Care


Inter Cars

Browar Fortuna


Retail Robotics

Guma Holdings

Work highlights

  • Represented PCC Rokita in a patent dispute with HH Technology and successfully defended against motions for preliminary injunctions.
  • Defended Bakoma against trade mark claims raised by Zott.
  • Advised SpecInvest on the sale of Nesperta to Resource Partners.

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

For Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners, IP is a key focus and the team advises both Polish and international clients on a range of mandates, including trade mark, patent, and copyright protection and enforcement matters, as well as unfair competition cases. Co-founder of the firm Pawel Podrecki oversees the team from Warsaw. Other key names include Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig in Kraków; as head of the dispute resolution department, she is particularly active in IP litigation. Also in Kraków, Tomasz Targosz is skilled in patent and copyright law matters. Warsaw-based Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak leads the brand management offering.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Podrecki

Other key lawyers:

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig; Tomasz Targosz; Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak; Agnieszka Schoen; Krzysztof Wasilewski; Justyna Sitnikow


‘Outstanding individuals working in academic and business environments, and they take part in many legislative procedures.’

‘They have a great understanding of English law and provide very proactive, pragmatic, and clear advice.’

‘The services are provided very exactly and effectively in a short amount of time. The clients are treated seriously and politely, and the specialists are flexible and well-informed.’

‘Very responsive, clear analysis, very competent, and professional. They provide clear and practical advice on what to do.’

‘Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak is an excellent practitioner with huge experience in litigation. She can strategically advise clients on all matters related to IP, she understand entrepreneurs, and she is very business oriented.’

‘Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak, Krzysztof Wasilewski, and Justyna Sitnikow all display high levels of expertise and diligence, and are all a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Lotte Wedel sp. z o.o.

Maspex Group S.A.


Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich


Van Pur S.A.

Polfa Tarchomin S.A.

ZF Polpharma S.A.



Asseco South Eastern Europe

Adamed S.A.

Wardynski & Partners

Włodzimierz Szoszuk and Anna Pompe-Ciszewska jointly lead the IP team at Wardynski & Partners, which supports clients with acquisition and maintenance of IP assets, especially trade marks and designs. Anti-counterfeiting and unfair competition cases are also within the team’s capabilities, in addition to IP-related transactions. Monika Wieczorkowska specialises in managing large trade mark portfolios, while Lena Marcinoska-Boulangé is notable for handling trade mark cases involving colour combinations and the protection of 3D shapes.

Practice head(s):

Włodzimierz Szoszuk; Anna Pompe-Ciszewska

Other key lawyers:

Monika Górska; Lena Marcinoska-Boulangé


‘The IP team at Wardysnki is very responsive and assists in a pragmatic and efficient manner.’

‘Very thorough team and offers creative solutions. They provide constant and relevant communication.’

‘Very competent practice with a high level of service.’

Key clients

adidas AG

Pilot Corporation of Europe


Husqvarna AB

Lego Group

Mattel, Inc.

Möet Hennessy

The Scotch Whisky Association

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Konami Digital Entertainment on a transaction involving a new product in the video game industry.
  • Represented BlackBerry in trade mark opposition proceedings.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.‘s IP practice has a strong focus on complex litigation, enforcement, and invalidity proceedings, especially involving patents. It is also highly adept in non-contentious, transactional mandates. Large international pharmaceutical companies are counted within the team’s roster; such clients are benefited by the firm’s global network of offices. Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozlowska chairs the group and is an expert in IP litigation. Counsel Michał Gajdus is significantly experienced in contentious proceedings, while senior associate Justyna Ostrowska is noted for her transactional advice.

Practice head(s):

Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska

Other key lawyers:

Justyna Ostrowska; Michał Gajdus

Key clients


A global pharmaceutical and healthcare company



Sumo Group

OLX Global

Work highlights

  • Representing Novartis in patent infringement proceedings before the Supreme Court.
  • Represented Multikino Media in a dispute with the Polish Filmmakers Association.
  • Advised Sumo Group on the acquisition of PixelAnt Games, which involved examining and securing the target company’s IP portfolio.

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.‘s IP team has a strong focus on the fashion and luxury goods, chemical and pharmaceutical, and technology sectors, as well as the automotive and media industries. Trade mark enforcement and prosecution is a core area for the group, and its offering also includes handling portfolio management for global clients. Practice head Tomasz Koryzma is an IP enforcement specialist, and is ably supported by senior associate Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa; both practitioners are praised as ‘true professionals in the field of their expertise’.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Koryzma

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa; Karina Zielińska-Piątkowska; Maciej Olejnik; Alicja Zalewska-Orabona; Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak


‘They have deep knowledge of IP law.’

‘What makes the whole team unique is the fact that the lawyers engaged in the projects have specialised knowledge in different branches of law. This is particularly important with respect to IP-related issues.’

‘The lawyers engaged in the team are extremely responsive, effective, and communicative.’

‘What makes them stand out is the level of engagement in each project. They are also well organised so that all relevant and important issues are addressed well in advance.’

‘Tomasz Koryzma and Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa are true professionals in the field of their expertise.’

Key clients



HP Enterprise

HP Inc.

Sky International AG


eBay. Inc


Work highlights

  • Advising L’Oréal as an exclusive anti-counterfeiting representative in Poland, handling all customs issues and criminal seizures related to all the cleint’s brands.
  • Assisting ITP with a global brand protection project.
  • Representing HP and Hewlett-Packard Development Company in multiple patent enforcement disputes against a seller of ink cartridges in Poland.


The IP team at Dentons regularly handles trade mark and patent prosecutions and enforcement matters, as well as assisting clients with licensing and transactional advisory work. Managing large trade mark portfolios is also within the group’s capabilities. Companies from the FMCG and media sectors sit within the team’s client roster. Practice head Karol Laskowski was appointed co-head of the firm’s European TMT group, and is supported by counsel and ‘excellent trade mark attorney’ Marek Trojnarski, and counsel and patent attorney Aleksandra Politańska-Kunicka.

Practice head(s):

Karol Laskowski

Other key lawyers:

Marek Trojnarski; Aleksandra Politańska-Kunicka; Marta Stefanowicz


‘A friendly and innovative team, and the trade mark advice is good and helpful.’

‘A very knowledgeable team with lots of experience.’

‘Complex services provided across the world. This is a unique value.’

‘Good understanding of the client’s business, and efficient and flexible operation of legal services.’

‘A good ability to approach the topic in a calm manner and point out key legal risks.’

‘Marek Trojnarski is great and an excellent trade mark attorney.’

‘Marta Stefanowicz is good in establishing proper business relations with reliability and trust, as well as focusing on delivery of results.’

‘Marek Trojnarsk is a great lawyer who is always willing to help and find a pragmatic, customer-friendly solution.’

Key clients

Zott Group



Media IP Rights


Echo Investment


Windsor Smith

Griffin Real Estate

Glencairn IP Holdings

Glencairn Crystal Studio

Work highlights

  • Advising Nike on brand protection matters and representing it in customs seizures of goods infringing its trade marks.
  • Advising a global dairy products brand on trade mark prosecution and litigation.
  • Advising an IT service management company on the protection of trade marks and other IP-related matters.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp. handles the full spectrum of IP law matters, covering trade marks, designs, patents, copyright, and unfair competition disputes. Assisting with the commercialisation of IP rights is an area of strength. Sectors of focus inlcude fashion, new technologies, and highly regulated industries such as banking, insurance, and healthcare. Ewa Kurowska-Tober leads the practice with expertise in brand protection and the IP elements of M&A transactions. Counsel Krystian Maciaszek specialises in IP litigation, representing both local and international clients. Other notables names in the team include senior associates Olga Leśniewska and Alicja Woln.

Practice head(s):

Ewa Kurowska-Tober

Other key lawyers:

Krystian Maciaszek; Olga Leśniewska; Alicja Wolny


‘The team is very collaborative and patient.’

‘They work quickly and provide clear insight into the documents they prepare or review.’

‘With their very good communication, clients are able to implement business objectives in even the most complicated scenarios.’

‘The team’s experience comes in handy when sorting out new problems and finding good solutions.’

‘All members of the team are valued as every one of them brings merit to the discussion and works to top professional standards.’

‘Clients are very satisfied with the support of Krystian Maciaszek, who is reliable when working with IP issues in a biotechnology environment.’

Key clients

Benjamin Moore & Co, B. M. Polska


Fundacja PZU


Louis Vuitton





Republic Technologies International



Spin Master


Warner Bros




F5 Networks

N-able Technologies, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Spin Master with the protection of its IP rights.
  • Representing Benjamin Moore & Co and its Polish distributor in a preliminary injunction and main court proceedings related to a trade mark infringement matter.
  • Advising ExploRNA Therapeutics on IP transactions with global biotech players.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

The IP department at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k provides audio-visual producers, publishers, broadcasters, artists, and owners of brands with ‘strategic and practical’ advice on cross-border projects and litigation involving trade marks and copyright. The team is also involved with transactional mandates and unfair competition law cases. Team leader Oskar Tułodziecki is highly praised by clients as an ‘excellent litigator’, and a key part of his practice involves anti-counterfeiting mandatesHe is supported by transactional expert Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowsk and Marta Wysokińska, who was promoted to local partner at the start of 2023.

Practice head(s):

Oskar Tułodziecki

Other key lawyers:

Marta Wysokińska; Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowsk


‘Excellent, highly responsive team that is flexible, aware of client budgets, and handles tasks with the utmost care.’

‘Their advice is strategic and practical. The firm can work through any problem, big or small.’

‘Oskar Tułodziecki is an excellent litigator and provides profound strategy advice. He is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Motion Picture Licensing Company

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe



Polish History Museum



Elektrownia Ostrołeka

Uroda Polska

Teufelberger GmbH

NC Interactive Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Motion Picture Licensing Company on licensing activity in the Polish market.
  • Advised Costa Coffee on the co-ordination of a 13-territory project regarding third party trade mark use.
  • Advised the Polish History Museum on obtaining an export license from the UK for bringing a historic Enigma artefact into Poland.

Hasik, Rheims & Partners

Hasik, Rheims & Partners is an IP and media law boutique, noted for providing ‘stellar legal advice’ on complex copyright and patent disputes, anti-counterfeiting strategies, and trade mark and unfair competition enforcement matters. Another field of expertise for the firm lies in music law and assistance with copyright collective societies; Aleksandra Sewerynik is particularly active in this area. Daniel HasikEric Rheims and ‘brilliant copyright expert’ Anna Kruszewska co-head the practice. Patent litigator Norbert Walasek and senior associate Joanna Woźniak are also key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Hasik; Eric Rheims; Anna Kruszewska

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandra Sewerynik; Norbert Walasek; Iga Oppeln-Bronikowska; Piotr Łuczak; Joanna Woźniak


‘The team consists of dedicated IP experts who have very good knowledge of this area of law. They work for key players in Poland and are one of most recognised teams in Poland.’

‘Hasik Rheims & Partners provide stellar legal advice regarding copyright, the personality rights of high-profile individuals, and the protection of reputation. Their legal advice is of a very high quality and their lawyers are very dedicated to the matter.’

‘Hasik Rheims’ team has great energy combined with a very practical approach and understanding of the business. The team is very proactive and always open for discussion of different scenarios.’

Key clients




Louis Vuitton






Marc Jacobs


Reikon Games


Spin Master


Entertainment One

Merck Sharp & Dohme



Tangle Teezer Ltd.






Secto Design




Western Digital


Association of Polish Broadcasting Employers

Association of Broadcasting Employers







Michael Kors

Kate Spade


Emporio Armani

MIT Enterprise Forum CEE

Work highlights

  • Representing Secto Design’s lamps’ author and producer against diverse imitation on the grounds of copyright and unfair competition in a series of disputes.
  • Representing CD Projekt in a number of IP cases.
  • Assisting various luxury brands – including Lacoste, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Superdry, Givenchy, Kenzo, Celine, Marc Jacobs and Tangle Teezer – with enforcement actions against importers and manufacturers of counterfeited products.

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners‘ IP team is highly adept in the defence of trade marks and patents for clients active in the pharmaceutical, media and FMCG sectors. It also has expertise in domain name matters and IP-related M&A transactions, and represents clients before the common and administrative courts and the Polish Patent Office. The practice is chaired by founder and senior managing partner Piotr Kochanski, alongside Karolina Marciniszyn and Krzysztof Zieba, the last of whom also heads the dedicated FMCG, retail, automotive and trade, and distribution group.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Kochański; Karolina Marciniszyn; Krzysztof Zięba

Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Choromańska-Malicka; Tomasz Szambelan


‘Kochanski & Partners is a national law firm with a strong foothold in the local Polish market and with an outstanding international network and a wonderful IP team.’

‘The firm impresses with its incredibly swift and outstandingly expert handling of cases and the trustworthy way in which it deals with clientele at all times.’

‘Very good business approach.’

‘The services of Kochanski & Partners are thoroughly commended. The team is rigorous and diligent in its support, providing clear and concise advice on prosecution matters.’

‘The services of the firm are provided on a great level.’

‘Karolina Marciniszyn’s strengths are her knowledge and experience, the way she communicates with the client, her approach to problem solving, and her in-depth analysis of every case.’

‘Karolina Marciniszyn is recommended. She is a highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioner who provides savvy, concise, commercially-minded, and practical advice and proposes creative solutions.’

‘Krzysztof Zięba and Agnieszka Choromańska-Malicka are a great support to a client’s business. They understand business needs and sectors, and deliver clear and pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

nOvum Fertility Clinic

Ringier Axel Springer Poland

Hasco Lek

Hasco TM

Reckitt Benckiser

Pamapol S.A.

Coca-Cola HBC Polska

Work highlights

  • Representing HASCO Lek against its competitor Swiss Pharma International in a number of trade mark infringement cases.
  • Represented Ringier Axel Springer Poland in court proceedings regarding the issue of whether co-authors of films accompanying newspapers are entitled to additional royalties for the CD/DVDs attached.
  • Representing Reckitt Benckiser in unfair competition litigation proceedings against one of its competitors.

Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka

The boutique law firm Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka has a strong emphasis on soft IP law, including copyright mandates, personal rights issues, and unfair competition cases. Its clients include companies in the film, TV, publishing, video games, and music industries. Krzysztof Czyżewski leads the practice, supported by senior associate Dariusz Tarabasz.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Czyzewski

Other key lawyers:

Dariusz Tarabasz

Key clients

Akson Studio

Apple Film Productions


Wydawnictwo Literackie

Paprika Studios

Wydawnictwo Poznańskie


Edipresse Polska

Ringier Axel Springer


Work highlights

  • Advised Aktiv Media on issues concerning the TVN/Discovery TV series Chylka and Behawiorysta.
  • Assisted East Studio with the process of inserting a Broad Peak movie into the Netflix catalogue.
  • Assisted Fabryka with organising a Polish pavilion and Polish days at the World Expo in Dubai.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

The IP department at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka has particular strengths in copyright matters relating to architectural works, computer programmes, films, and music. It advises clients on registering and monitoring EU trade marks and community designs, as well as related disputes covering patents and copyrights. Experienced practitioner Aleksandra Auleytner leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandra Auleytner

Other key lawyers:

Jarosław Konecko

Key clients

Visa International

Babcock Internatinal Corporation

Polregio S.A.

Bloober Team

Olimp Laboratories

Wydawnictwo Bauer

Danone S.A.


Golden Media Polska

Fitness Trading

Work highlights

  • Advised Polregio on the acquisition of copyrights during tender procedures.
  • Represented Bloober Team in a copyright infringement case involving a psychological horror video game.
  • Advised Babcock International Corporation on tender proceedings to buy submarine ships organised by Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa.

JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys sp.k.

Specialist IP firm JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys sp.k. is active in helping clients protect and maximise their IP assets. The offering encompasses IP strategy advice, portfolio management, filing for registration, litigation, and transactional mandates involving copyright, patents, trade marks, and designs. Key members of the group include managing partner and head of the IP litigation department Dorota Rzazewska, head of the life sciences patent group Piotr Godlewski, and head of the trade mark practice Magdalena Maksimowska. Tomasz Grucelski is also an experienced IP litigator.

Practice head(s):

Dorota Rzazewska; Piotr Godlewski; Magdalena Maksimowska

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Grucelski; Alicja Kicińska-Fujawa; Iwona Płodzich-Hennig; Joanna Janoszek


‘JWP provides sound guidance that reflects an understanding of the client’s business and meets all their demands in terms of response time and fee competitiveness. The team provides accessible and speedy responses and commercial, clear, and concise advice. Its practitioners take a multi-disciplinary approach to every brief.’

‘The attorneys of JWP have a background in technology and specialist legal knowledge in the field of industrial and intellectual property, which enables them to easily understand the needs of clients. They are professional and efficient, and provide proper advice for the client.’

‘Their holistic set of skills is a valuable asset, as you can rely on them for any IP matter. Professionalism and efficiency are the key words that define their day-to-day practices.’

Key clients

CD Projekt S.A.

Polfa Tarchomin S.A.

Nutropharma sp. z o.o.



GERDA sp. z o.o.

Smithfield Polska sp z o.o.

Animex Foods Sp z o.o.

Mieszko S.A.


Promatic Group sp z o.o.

INTERMAG sp. z o.o.

Sevroll-System sp. z o.o.

Astin Sp. z o.o.

Balex Metal Sp z o.o.

Amocarat sp z o.o.

Mactronic sp z o.o. sp. k.

Zenner Poland sp. z o.o.

Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A.

Biogradex Holding sp zo.o.

Neel sp zo.o.

Centre for Technology Transfer

Blachotrapez sp. z .o.o.

GRUPA WILMAR Marek Wilczyński S.K.A.

Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A.

Warsaw University of Technology

Zieta Prozessdesign Sp. z o.o.


InterDruk S.A.

Domator24 Paweł Nowak

Work highlights

  • Represented INTER-VION in a case relating to the validity of the design of a hair elastic.
  • Represented PROEKO BIOGAS Artur Ratajczak in proceedings concerning allegations of unfair competition and patent infringement.
  • Represented a cosmetics and diet supplements company in a trade mark opposition case.

Kulikowska & Kulikowski

Kulikowska & Kulikowski is a Warsaw-based firm entirely dedicated to IP, which is particularly notable in litigation, as well as design and trade mark applications. Co-founder Jarosław Kulikowski leads the trade mark practice, while the patent team is jointly led by his counterpart Paweł Kulikowski and Alicja Piotrowicz. Other recommended names include patent attorney Monika Witkowska, Monika Chimiak, who undertakes unfair competition matters conducted before common and administrative courts, and Beata Wojtkowska, who specialises in trade mark protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Jarosław Kulikowski; Paweł Kulikowski; Alicja Piotrowicz

Other key lawyers:

Monika Chimiak; Monika Witkowska; Beata Wojtkowska


‘Beata Wojtkowska provides very professional legal advice and has a good eye for legal strategy.’

Key clients


Procter & Gamble



Philip Morris International

MGA Entertainment


Mute Creative Design Group




Work highlights

  • Acting for A. Nattermann & Cie in a case concerning the legality of referring to quality aspects when assessing the reputation of a trade mark.
  • Advising Danjaq and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios on the prevention of a campaign promoting air quality standards, in which the city of Rybnik unlawfully used the copyrighted ‘NO TIME TO DIE’ artwork.
  • Defending Boheringer Ingelheim Pharma in invalidation proceedings concerning a patent covering a method of drug manufacturing.

LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners

LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners' IP team handles patent, trade mark and design litigation and prosecution cases, in addition to providing day-to-day support. Managing partner Marek Łazewski is active in patent cases involving life sciences and pharmaceutical products, as well as validity and infringement proceedings. Michal Siciarek is also a key name, and has expertise in copyright and unfair competition proceedings. In 2022, Sebastian Walkiewicz and Marta Sznajder joined in the team from AOMB Polska and Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k., respectively.

Practice head(s):

Marek Łazewski; Michał Siciarek

Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk; Hanna Kinowska; Krystyna Żurawska; Michał Rybarczyk


‘The firm are go-to advisors of choice for any matter in Poland as they provide clear and comprehensive advice, and can handle complex matters.’

‘LDS is an extremely capable and experienced law firm to work with.’

‘They provide excellent assessments in a very short turnaround time. The advice is always on point; not too short, not too long, and business oriented. The LDS team is available on short notice for urgent matters and also, under pressure, they provide a great result.’

Patpol Legal

Established in 2018, Patpol Legal specialises in IP law and is particularly active in anti-counterfeiting claims, patent and copyright infringement and unfair competition proceedings, and parallel import cases. The firm also devises IP protection programmes for its clients. Practice head and unfair competition expert Dariusz Piróg leads a team of ‘IP specialists’, including associates Alicja Rytel and Jakub Słupski.

Practice head(s):

Dariusz Piróg

Other key lawyers:

Alicja Rytel; Jakub Słupski; Karina Rysiukiewicz; Agata Witkowska


‘The team has proven to be innovative in its thinking, and they are very responsive, know the law, and view matters from a commercial angle.’

‘Very good composition of the team from different members with consistently very sound technical and legal knowledge and an excellent overview of the respective case. One has the impression from the outside that all team members are very closely informed about each other’s steps, even if they do not all work in the same place.’

‘Extremely pleasant cooperation on a human and professional level. Explanations from the Patpol team regarding the Polish legal situation are also absolutely helpful.’

‘By using the services of Patpol Legal, one can be sure that the matters will be settled on time and very professionally. Patpol Legal are IP specialists, so the matters with them are always done well.’

‘Dariusz Piróg has very good communication skills and can organise the work of his team very well. All the information is provided in a clear and legible manner.’

‘Karina Rysiukiewicz manages cases very professionally and keeps all parties that are involved well informed at all times.’

‘Jakub Słupski obtains the best results with a very professional and kind service.’

‘Agata Witkowska’s communication skills are very good. She always provides her clients with legal opinions in a way which is easy to understand.’

Key clients

Xerox Corporation and Xerox Polka Sp. z o.o.


Harman International Industries, Inc.

Ogniochron S.A.

Vermiculite Poland Sp. z o. o.

Work highlights

  • Represented Ogniochron in the preliminary injunction procedure relating to an alleged European patent infringement in Germany.
  • Represeted Xerox in a case regarding an opponent which was introducing goods bearing the client’s trade mark to the market.
  • Acting on behalf of Harman in a number of criminal cases and customs seizures of counterfeited JBL and Harman/Kardon products.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

The IP team at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr is adept at advising clients in the media sector and the online services industry. Senior partner and co-founder of the firm Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska sits at the helm of the practice, and advises on all aspects of IP protection enforcement, including those relating to copyright and industrial property. Other key members of the team include managing associates Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska and Aleksandra Bączykowska.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska

Other key lawyers:

Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska; Aleksandra Bączykowska


‘The unique factors of the team are the following: an open-minded attitude, professionalism, and business oriented lawyers.’

‘The team is very practical and not only knows the law, but also knows how to be in-line with the law and realise business ideas and needs. This is the most distinctive and also the most important characteristic of the law firm.’

‘Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska stands out as a superb lawyer.’

Key clients

XL Energy Marketing sp. z o.o.

X-Trade Brokers S.A.


Work highlights

  • Advising Fremantle on the preparation of contracts for television productions.
  • Representing XL Energy in trade mark infringement cases related to the design of a drinks can.
  • Representing XTRADE Europe in a cross-border dispute spanning several European countries, including Poland, which relates to trade mark infringement.

Drzewiecki, Tomaszek i Wspólnicy sp.j.

Drzewiecki, Tomaszek i Wspólnicy sp.j.‘s IP department is led by founder and managing parter Andrzej Tomaszek. He represents both Polish and foreign manufacturers and distributors from the food, automotive, electronic, construction, textile, pharmaceutical, and entertainment industries in court proceedings. Krzysztof Szczecina and Justyna Karsz-Piwko are also core team members.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Tomaszek

Other key lawyers:

Justyna Karsz-Piwko; Karolina Brzezińska; Krzysztof Szczecina


‘Justyna Karsz-Piwko and Karolina Brzezińska pay attention to detail, are proactive, and understand the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Armacell Poland sp. z o.o.

Anka Krysytniak

Dr Wolff Group


International Olympic Committee

Leithart AG Schweiz

The Lorenz Balsen Snack-World Sp. z o.o.

InPost S.A.


Honda Motor Co. Ltd

Red Bull Polska sp.o.o.

Mondelēz International

BESTSELLER Commerce Poland sp. z o.o.

Listan Poland sp. z o.o.

Drehtainer Polska sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Represented InPost in IP proceedings.
  • Represented the International Olympic Committee in opposition proceedings before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
  • Representing Honda as the injured party in numerous criminal cases regarding the trade of goods marked with counterfeited trade marks.

EY Law

EY Law's IP team advises clients alongside the firms business, transactional, and regulatory teams. It is well-known for handling a range of mandates, including litigation regarding trademark and copyright infringements for clients in the retail and manufacturing industries, strategic portfolio counselling, and trade secrets. It also undertakes IP-related transactions. Justyna Wilczynska-Baraniak leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Justyna Wilczyńska–Baraniak


‘The Team shows a very open-minded approach. They are able to prepare recommendations and examples regarding foreign jurisdiction using experiences of EY abroad.’

‘The team corresponds clearly. They are responsive and helpful with gathering information and evidence. They are very professional.’

‘Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak is very experienced and a skilled IP lawyer. She is sharp and very diligent in her work. She is dedicated to every project she is involved in.’

Key clients

Da Grasso

Fert Jakubiak Wróblewski Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Established in 2015, Fert Jakubiak Wróblewski Patent and Trademark Attorneys specialises in IP law and is very active in the registration and protection of trade marks, designs, and patents. The team also undertakes proceedings before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, EPO, and WIPO International Bureau. Łódź-based Marcin Wróblewski acts as one of the team leads, alongside Bartosz Fert and Iwona Jakubiak vel Wojtczak in Poznań.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Wróblewski; Bartosz Fert; Iwona Jakubiak vel Wojtczak


‘Clients value the team’s smooth and efficient coordination of proceedings and good cooperation with local law firms, in addition to how they are modifying their workflows to adapt to client needs.’

‘Fert Jakubiak Wróblewski provides the full scope of IP services. Clients appreciate their innovative approach, and it is visible in their unique services. The forte of the FJW Team is also their complex advice. Their understanding of client businesses, their open-minded attitude, and thier business approach is one of a kind.’

‘Fert Jakubiak Wróblewski is distinguished by, among other things, very fast contact, an individual approach to the case, and taking into account the client’s business model, as well as full availability of case managers.’

Key clients

4KRAFT sp. z o.o.

Allegro sp. z o.o.

ŻABKA POLSKA sp. z o.o.

Yara International ASA

“KUPIEC” sp. z o.o.

EUROZET RADIO sp. z o.o.



DAJAR sp. z o.o.

“Ceramika Paradyż” sp. z o.o.

ABB Schweiz

ABB sp. z o.o.

BMZ Germany GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Allegro on IP matters relevant to the launch of its own network of 1,500 parcel machines.
  • Managing ABB’s IP portfolio, including filing over 20 patent applications.
  • Assisted 4KRAFT with the filing of 46 trade mark applications and 18 design applications in nearly 30 jurisdictions.

RKKW – Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners

RKKW – Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners‘ IP department supports domestic and foreign entrepreneurs from the media, IT, food, cosmetics, textiles, and automotive sectors with the protection of trade marks, patents, industrial designs, and copyright. It also represents them in unfair competition cases, negotiates license agreements, and handles copyright transfer agreements. Aneta Pankowska leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Aneta Pankowska

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandra Staniaszek; Marcin Michalik; Jakub Mokrzycki


‘Good involvement of the team with a deep and thorough approach to legal aspects.’

‘Out of the box legal thinking.’

Key clients

ARS-3 Sp. z o.o. Sp.K.

The Historical Museum in Sanok

Cofra Holding S.A.


Polski Holding Hotelowy Sp. z o.o.

Dasoft Sp. z o.o.

Artifex Mundi S.A.

Drutex S.A.

Art Info Sp. z o.o.


Miraculum S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented a company which specialises in 3D printing technology in proceedings connected with the unlawful use of trade secrets and placing on the market of an innovative device constructed using such secrets.
  • Represented a group of companies offering building materials and services to the construction industry in proceedings against employees and the competitor who committed various acts of unfair competition against the client’s interests.
  • Representing a museum in all cases of copyright infringement, including by foreign entities.

SDP Sierżant Dudziński

Polish IP boutique SDP Sierżant Dudziński specialises in litigation, especially patent prosecution and invalidation cases. Other particular areas of focus include pharmaceutical-related trade mark cases and copyright matters in the fashion industry. Experienced litigator David Sierżant and patent law expert Krzysztof Dudziński jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Dawid Sierżant; Krzysztof Dudziński


‘The firm deserves high marks, as the scope of the services is very wide, so clients can have complete and professional services.’

Key clients




Polish Academy Of Sciences






Adamed Pharma

Pryncy Teka



Heart Sense

Heart Guard

Work highlights

  • Represented Zentiva Group in multi-jurisdictional patent infringement and patent invalidation proceedings regarding a pharmaceutical product.
  • Represented Zofia Chylak in copyright litigation concerning the design of a women’s bag against a major Polish retailer.
  • Represented Heart Sense & Heart Guard in patent prosecution proceedings concerning cardio-surgical technology.

SMM Legal

The IP group at SMM Legal represents clients that are active in the energy, research and development, telecoms, banking and healthcare sectors. The team assists clients with transactional, regulatory, and contentious mandates, in addition to managing trade mark portfolios. Rafał Sikorski chairs the practice from Poznań, and has expertise in unfair competition cases.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Sikorski

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Ruchała; Magdalena Michalska-Niewiadomska

Key clients


Teatr Muzyczny w Poznaniu

Polski Koncern Natfowy ORLEN S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised IP2Innovate on matters related to the interpretation and development of EU law related to remedies in patent law.
  • Advised the music theatre in Poznań on the construction of its new seat, with particular focus on the effective transfer of copyrights for the architectural works.

Taylor Wessing Poland

Taylor Wessing Poland‘s IP practice offers advisory, regulatory, and litigation services, as well as trade mark portfolio management, for clients in the gaming, e-commerce, energy, telecoms, healthcare, and food sectors. Practice head Przemyslaw Walasek is strong in internet trade mark infringement cases. In January 2022, senior associate Bartosz Świdrak joined the team from Fairfield, bringing with him expertise in the life sciences industry.

Practice head(s):

Przemysław Walasek

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Świdrak


‘Very pro-client approach, good business feeling, and a good ability to provide high-quality products on time.’

‘Przemysław Walasek has a good business feeling and provides professional advice.’

Key clients

TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited

CD Projekt


Alois Dallmayr Kaffee oHG

Brand Loyalty Special Promotions B.V.

Primavera Life GmbH

OKRE Development sp. z o.o.

Broadway Malyan


Work highlights

  • Advising the owner of the TikTok app on various IP-related matters and assisting the client with negotiations of co-operation agreements for marketing and advertising services.
  • Advising a large pharmaceutical company on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Poland in connection with a global M&A transaction.
  • Advised OKRE Development on the preparation and negotiation of a design contract for residential buildings in the context of a new land development project.

Wolf Theiss

The IP department at Wolf Theiss sits within the firm’s global practice and offers clients advice on patent, trade mark, and copyright litigation, as well as unfair competition law, internet domain name recovery, and personal data security. It also assists clients with protection strategies, transfer agreement structuring, and IP-related transactions. Jakub Pietrasik, who was promoted to counsel in May 2022, leads the team. Also at counsel level, Marcin Rudnik is another recommended name.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Pietrasik

Other key lawyers:

Marcin Rudnik


‘Professional approach, meticulousness, and attention to detail.’

‘Commitment to work, frequent positive contact, and punctuality.’

‘The team is flexible and responsive to questions.’

‘Very efficient and friendly.’

‘Friendly approach, swift responses, and very good at explaining things.’

‘Their performance is outstanding in terms of quality, delivery time, and their knowledge.’

‘In IP matters, Marcin Rudnik is a good attorney to reach out to in Poland.’

‘Jakub Pietrasik is very good and professional.’

Key clients

PandaDoc, Inc.

VentureFruit Global Limited

Ogilvy sp. z o.o.

NOMAGIC sp. z o.o.

Vienna Insurance Group AG

Burda Media Polska sp. z o.o.

Perła-Browary Lubelskie S.A.

JMR Technologies Sp. z o.o.

Fool’s Theory Sp. z o. o. sp. z o.o.



Work highlights

  • Advising Ogilvy on the organisation of the Buy My Cancer campaign, a project aiming to sell NFT tokens and to raise funds for patients fighting cancer.
  • Advised Burda Media Polska on the IP aspects of its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Edipresse Polska from Edipresse Group.
  • Advising NOMAGIC on a wide range of IP issues.