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Can colour be a trade mark?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Poland
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  • June 27 2011

While a single colour can be a trade mark only if it acquires a secondary distinctive character, a composition of colours made in an appropriate way and with appropriate proportions of the colours used may be a trade mark which is inherently distinctive

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

Famous and well - known trademarks the state of play

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • April 15 2011

In order to protect their famous and well-known trademarks against unfair exploitation, owners must be able to prove that their marks carry information and ideas about high quality and high prestige in other words, that they have a reputation

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

Non-use of trademark not justified by invalidation proceedings

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • Poland
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  • March 2 2011

Unused trademark rights can be revoked even where invalidation proceedings are ongoing before the Patent Office, according to the Supreme Administrative Court

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

Trade marks and meta tags fair use or unfair competition?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Poland
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  • June 21 2010

In October 2009 the Court for the Community Trade Marks and Community Designs in Warsaw issued a ground breaking milestone judgment in a case concerning use of third party trade marks in a website's meta tags in order to improve positioning in search results in some search engines (XXII GWzt 809

The high standing of unregistered trademarks

  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa SP
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  • Poland
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  • October 29 2010

All trademarks that are used in economic activity may be grouped into certain categories

Trademarks and domain name disputes in Poland

  • POLSERVICE Patent and Trademark Attorneys Office
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  • Poland
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  • January 1 2011

In this era of globalisation, trademarks play a significant role as instruments of industrial property protection