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Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners
30-212 KRAKÓW

Intellectual property Tier 1

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners' team of 'top professionals' have developed an impressive practice in intellectual and industrial property law, as well as copyright services. Agnieszka Schoen and co-founder Elżbieta Traple are instructed by the Association of Polish Filmmakers in a number of contentious matters, including remuneration and copyright proceedings. Paweł Podrecki and Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak assist Lotte Wedel with trade mark and patent issues, as well as IP litigation.

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Competition law is a key competency of the team at Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners, which handles abuse of dominance, cartels, price-fixing, boycott, big-rigging and market sharing matters. The group has significant experience in representing clients in anti-monopoly and merger control proceedings before the UOKiK and European Commission, as well as competition-related litigation. The team is co-led by Paweł Podrecki and Tomasz Targosz. On the advisory front, Podrecki assisted the Polish Association of Ready Mixed Concrete Producers with the establishment of a competition law compliance programme. Jan Byrski is representing the Polish Trade and Distribution Organisation in antitrust litigation against various banks following the UOKiK's judgment that they had engaged in anti-competitive behaviour relating to interchange fees.

TMT Tier 2

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners' team of 'outstanding experts'  stands out for its ability to handle complex tasks involving analysis across several CEE jurisdictions. In a particularly impressive matter, 'distinguished' department head and co-founding partner Xawery Konarski advised the City of Wrocław on the adaptation of the IT system, used for managing public education, for GDPR compliance. Agnieszka Wachowska is assisting Agencja Rozwoju Mazowsza with all matters arising from its Internet for Mazovia project, which receives European Regional Development funding. Jan Byrski has expertise in fintech matters.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jan Byrski  photo Mr Jan Byrski
Mr Xawery Konarski  photo Mr Xawery Konarski
Mr Wojciech Kulis  photo Mr Wojciech Kulis
Mrs Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig  photo Mrs Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig
Mr Paweł Podrecki  photo Mr Paweł Podrecki
Mrs Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak  photo Mrs Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak
Mr Tomasz Targosz  photo Mr Tomasz Targosz
Professor Elżbieta Traple  photo Professor Elżbieta Traple
Mrs Agnieszka Wachowska  photo Mrs Agnieszka Wachowska
Number of lawyers : 60
Contact : Xawery Konarski (

The Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners law office is one of the leading law firms on the Polish market in its areas of practice. The firm’s lawyers have been carefully selected on the basis of their knowledge of law, practical skills, fluency in foreign languages and vocational experience gained during apprenticeships and fellowships abroad. Many of the firm’s lawyers are considered leading experts in their respective fields in Poland. The firm often represents clients in court litigation and in administrative proceedings, combining experience in procedural law with deep understanding of the legal and factual issues relevant for the particular case. Apart from representing given clients, the firm – while serving chamber of commerce – also represents whole sectors (ie. FinTech, IT&telco, insurance and Internet). The firm’s lawyers have produced numerous publications, including books and monographs concerning civil, intellectual property, internet, advertising and pharmaceutical law.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s services in the field of intellectual property include in particular:
■Comprehensive legal assistance and representation in copyright matters, including enforcing copyright before courts
■Drawing up agreements for use of works for producers, publishers, and cultural institutions
■Advising entities running digital platforms and providing subscription movie channels
■Advising and representing Polish and foreign organisations for the collective administration of copyright and related rights
■Drafting agreements dealing with a full range of issues relating to the production of audiovisual programmes
The legal assistance the firm provides with respect to industrial property focuses on redress against IP infringements (patent and trademark rights, domain names), representation before the Polish Patent Office and OHIM in disputes concerning invalidation of exclusive rights, and drafting assignment, licensing, know-how and research and development agreements. In collaboration with patent attorneys the firm also renders intellectual property services, providing representation before the Polish Patent Office, OHIM and European Patent Office in Munich.

Technologies Media & Telecommunications:
The firms TMT practice group is one of the most experienced in Poland, and constantly advises a large number of Polish and foreign entities operating in the sector. At the moment the firm serves more than 50 TMT clients, some of them not only in Poland but – the through CEE Legal HUB – also in 20 CEE jurisdictions.The legal services the firm provides in this area are focused on five main fields:
■Telecommunications, radio and television broadcasting
■Internet law
■Intellectual property and new technologies (e.g. VoD platforms)

The firm provides comprehensive advisory services relating to agreements for production and implementation of custom-made IT systems as well as standard systems adapted according to the needs of specific clients. The firm draws up agreements for creation of system specifications, performance of pre-implementation analyses, production and implementation of an IT system and maintenance services (guarantee and post-guarantee). In the field of IT law, our service include:
■Audits of the legality of software
■Assistance with IT contracts negotiation (in all models of software distribution)
■Handling disputes in the IT industry
■Ensuring effective protection of IT systems and their components
■Implementation of a system for tax deduction of 50% of the cost of revenue in IT companies

Data Protection, GDPR:
Protection of information, including personal data, has for many years been one of the leading areas of interest for the firm and at the moment the firm serves on a permanent basis more than 60 controllers. The firm has extensive experience in proceedings conducted by the President of the Personal Data Protection Office and in proceedings before administrative courts, including the Supreme Administrative Court. The firm also actively participates in legislative works on new regulations concerning personal data protection, including adaptation of Polish laws to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The firm provides clients with a whole range of services in this regard, including representation in litigation proceedings, legal assistance and advice in negotiations, and representation in proceedings before the Chairman of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection and the European Commission. The competition practice group provides above all the following services:
■Legal analysis of sales networks in respect of their compliance with competition rules
■Legal advice on the principles of franchise activities
■Legal analysis of partnership agreements in respect of their compliance with competition law
■Cases of abuse of dominant position
■Preparation of corporate mergers and acquisitions
The firm has extensive experience in unfair competition issues, including advertising and protection of business secrets.

Financial Institutions & Payment Services (FinTech):
Financial institutions and payment services (FinTech) is one of the key expertise areas of the firm, both with regard to the relations between financial institutions and supervisory authorities and between institutions and their clients (consumer), as well as outsourcing partners. The range allows the firm to offer legal assistance to:
■Banks, crediting institutions
■Clearing agents, acquirers
■Providers of payment services, in particular payment institutions and payment services offices
■Payment schemes
■Mobile payment providers
■Agents of financial institutions (outsourcing partners)
■Service providers in the area of money transfers and bill payments
■Insurance companies and reinsurance companies

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
The firm’s legal team handles all aspects of court litigation and arbitration proceedings. In particular, the firm represents clients in disputes concerning:
■Intellectual property, in particularly copyright, patent and trademark infringements
■Unfair competition
■General and commercial contract, tort law and real estate
■Press law, including cases concerning the protection of personal interests
■Antitrust matters
■Administrative matters, including disputes before administrative courts concerning investment processes
■Criminal proceedings, in particular involving copyright and industrial property
■Labour matters

Department Name Email Telephone
Xawery Konarski +48 22 850 10 10
Number of lawyers : 60
Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT)
Competition Law Association
British-Polish Chamber of Commerce