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Update on 3D trade marks shape marks

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Poland
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  • December 16 2014

A 3D trade mark in relation to a new unique product idea could in theory have been a way to achieve a monopoly on the market. However, while the

The heat of the ice war

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Poland
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  • July 23 2014

May 2014 saw the completion of one of the fiercest trade mark wars fought in Poland in recent years. In February 2007, Smyk Global Assets GmBH

Fighting the fakes

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • European Union, Poland
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  • June 26 2014

According to recent data provided by the European Commission, IP rights play a significant role in the EU economy: about 39 of all economic activity

Poland

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • April 22 2014

Rights holders in Poland can protect their rights through both civil and criminal proceedings. Moreover, in order to extend the scope of protection

Striving for definition

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • April 16 2014

Polish law does not set out regulations for famous trademarks, but protection is nonetheless available The protection of well-known and famous marks

Keeping up with the times

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • October 29 2013

In Poland, trademarks are regulated by the Industrial Property Law. Pursuant to this law, any sign that is capable of being represented graphically

Combining offence and defence

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • August 28 2013

Fighting battles against the black market in counterfeit goods is of great importance in the global marketplace. The fight should take place on

A route to better business relationships

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • April 16 2013

Those considering licensing in Poland should acquaint themselves with the country’s specificities in particular, the issues surrounding rights

Dressed for success?

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • June 29 2012

While there is currently no statute on trade dress in Poland, there are legal tools available to brand owners to protect their intellectual property

Ratification of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement suspended

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Poland
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  • May 3 2012

In January 2012, Poland signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a multinational treaty which aims to establish international, uniform standards for intellectual property rights enforcement