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The right of a trademark owner to act against preparatory acts of infringement
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Poland
  • August 30 2016

In the fashion industry, tags and labels are a key element of the end product. Therefore, the change of Regulation 20152424 and Directive 200895EC


BrandWrites - May 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the sale by the well-known retailer Topshop of a t-shirt bearing an image of the famous pop


Famous and well - known trademarks the state of play
  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa Sp. z o.o.
  • Poland
  • 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


Update on 3D trade marks shape marks
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Poland
  • 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
  • Poland
  • 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


Combining offence and defence
  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa Sp. z o.o.
  • Poland
  • 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


Keeping up with the times
  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa Sp. z o.o.
  • Poland
  • 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


Dressed for success?
  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa Sp. z o.o.
  • Poland
  • 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


Can colour be a trade mark?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Poland
  • 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


Maximising enforcement success in Poland
  • Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa Sp. z o.o.
  • Poland
  • February 28 2011

Brand owners should note that the enforcement of rights before the Polish courts is more effective if a trademark owner enjoys protection under the national system