Mr Mikołaj Sowiński > Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak
UL. JASNA 26
00-054 WARSAW
Poland
Mikołaj Sowiński photo

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Advertising Law, M&A and Corporate, eCommerce and IT

Position

Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He specializes in intellectual property law and IT law; he is particularly interested in all legal aspects related to software, both with regard to the enforcement of IP rights by software producers but also in relation to IT outsourcing projects and licensing issues. For over 15 years he’s been a local legal adviser to the Business Software Alliance, an international organization of leading software producers, which he assists in its efforts to improve the enforcement of software copyright.

Career

Mikołaj Sowiński has worked with SK&S since 1996 and became partner in 2007. He specializes in intellectual property law and IT law; he is particularly interested in all legal aspects related to software, both with regard to the enforcement of IP rights by software producers but also in relation to IT outsourcing projects and licensing issues. For over 15 years he’s been a local legal adviser to the Business Software Alliance, an international organization of leading software producers, which he assists in its efforts to improve the enforcement of software copyright. Mikołaj Sowiński also acts as an expert for the Polish IT and Telecommunications Chamber, and he is an arbitrator of the Copyright Commission appointed by the Minister for Culture and National Heritage. He sits on the board of EuroITCounsel, an international group of law firms which specialize in IT law. Mikołaj Sowiński advises not only companies operating in the IT and creative sector, but for many years has provided legal advisory for entities in the FMCG sector.

Languages

Polish, English

Memberships

– Expert for the Polish IT and Telecommunications Chamber.
– Arbitrator of the Copyright Commission appointed by the Minister for Culture and National Heritage. He sits on the board of EuroITCounsel, an international group of law firms which specialize in IT law.
– The management board of EuroITCounsel, an international group of law firms which specialize in new technologies law.

Education

He received his Master’s degree in law from the Adam Mickiewicz University Law School in Poznań in 1996. He also completed the Post-Graduate Course in International Trade and Business Law, International Commercial Arbitration and the Law of the European Union at Asser Institute in The Hague in 1997. In 2002 he was admitted to the bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > TMT

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has developed a niche in representing software companies in court proceedings relating to the violation of software rights and digital crimes. On the non-contentious front, the team advises IT industry clients, including Microsoft, on licensing issues, cloud computing and personal data matters. It also has expertise in IT outsourcing transactions, e-commerce and the full gamut of data protection matters. The department is jointly led by IP and IT expert Mikołaj Sowiński and personal data and privacy law specialist Agata Szeliga.

Poland > Intellectual property

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s team has niche experience in the enforcement of IP rights for major brands including Nike, Rolex and Tommy Hilfiger; the group also advises major IT industry companies on cloud computing and personal data issues. IP litigation is another area of expertise including disputes concerning employee rights to inventions and copyrights in the financial and medical equipment industries. The practice is regularly instructed by luxury brands on counterfeit mandates, as well as managing trade mark portfolios for multinationals operating in Poland. The team is co-led by Szymon Gogulski, a specialist in industrial property, unfair competition, advertising law and copyright protection; and patent, trade mark and design protection law expert Ewa Skrzydło-TefelskaMikołaj Sowiński specialises in matters spanning IP and IT law, and of counsel Aurelia Nowicka has expertise in patent law and software protection work.