Intellectual property is one of our main areas of expertise (alongside IT/TMT and new technologies). We support our Clients in all matters related to this area of law and business. Below you will find a detailed description of the areas in which we will gladly provide you with our support.
Copyrights are one of the main elements that define the value of a company. We support our Clients and advise on matters related to copyrights and related rights (e.g. the right to an artistic performance, right to a phonogram, right to a videogram).
We evaluate the state of copyright ownership and review the legal matters connected with copyrights, including evaluating advertising projects. We draw up and negotiate contracts for the transfer of authors’ economic rights, license agreements, publishing contracts, franchise agreements, contracts for a specified task, agreements related to the TV, film and music industry, and other contracts related to copyrights. We also provide our Clients with day-to-day advisory services and support them in court disputes related to copyrights (including infringement of rights).
If someone infringes your copyrights; if you received a copyright infringement cease and desist letters from another entity; if, due to the specificity of your business activity, its type, industry or a given project, you would like your copyrights to be protected; if you need a model contract; if you are negotiating a contract with suppliers or clients – contact us. We will advise you and help solve your legal problems, but most importantly, provide you with assistance that will allow you to focus on your business, not its legal aspects.
We support our Clients in matters connected with registering Polish and EU trademarks, monitoring their protection, and advise on trademark distinctiveness. We prepare and negotiate agreements on transferring the rights to trademarks and service marks, license agreements, franchise and distribution agreements. We represent our Clients in proceedings before the Polish Patent Office (UPRP), the European Union Intellectual Property Office and in court cases connected with the protection of registered trademarks and service marks (also EU ones). We provide assistance in brand and trademark portfolio management.
If an entrepreneur accused you of infringing their right to a trademark; if an entity is pretending to be your brand; if you would like to become a franchisee of a larger chain – contact us. We will advise you and help solve your legal problems, but most importantly, provide you with assistance that will allow you to focus on your business, not its legal aspects.
Our firm supports its Clients in matters related to protecting the rights to industrial designs. We monitor the level of their protection and represent Clients in litigations connected with the infringement of rights to industrial designs. We prepare and negotiate agreements for industrial designs, including license agreements and contracts for transferring the rights to industrial designs.
if an entrepreneur accused you of infringing their right to an industrial design; if an entity is trading in counterfeit products under your brand name – contact us. We will advise you and help solve your legal problems, but most importantly, provide you with assistance that will allow you to focus on your business, not its legal aspects.
We advise our Clients in matters connected with patents and utility models, know-how and rationalisation projects. We draw up and negotiate agreements transferring the rights to inventions (including patents), license and confidentiality agreements, as well as others. We also represent our Clients in litigations concerning the infringement of rights to inventions (including the author’s right to remuneration). We provide assistance in the Client’s patent portfolio management process, conduct legal audits and review the protection and utilisation methods of given technical solutions.
Entrepreneurs are usually most concerned about the secrecy of information regarding their company, in particular trade and financial conditions, the technical solutions and technologies they use, or market and investment plans.
Introducing appropriate security measures and internal procedures, proper contractual obligations and adjusting the level of disclosed trade secrets to minimum, are every entrepreneurs must-have.
We support our Clients in preparing and implementing internal procedures. We draw up and negotiate NDAs and any other agreements related to our Clients’ trade secrets.
If you want to enter into cooperation with a counterparty, which will require you to disclose sensitive information; if you are conducting talks with investors; if the products and services you offer are connected with your trade secrets – contact us. We will advise you and help solve your legal problems, but most importantly, provide you with assistance that will allow you to focus on your business, not its legal aspects.
We provide advisory services in matters related to websites and webpages, including the registration, maintenance and cession of rights to Internet domains. We audit the compliance of websites with legal regulations, as well as advise on the use of copyright-protected elements on them.
Obtaining the author’s economic rights to a work or acquiring necessary licenses; obtaining the necessary industrial property rights (including the right to trademarks, industrial designs or inventions) or acquiring necessary licenses; concluding franchise, distribution or import agreements – all these activities require a careful examination of the object of the rights, but also a precise definition of the parties’ contractual obligations and rights. Our firm supports its Clients in auditing the intellectual property rights that are the subject of a contract prior to entering into that contract, as well as provides full legal support in the process of negotiating and exercising the obtained rights and licenses. We create procedures, so-called road maps, to ensure that our Clients have a safe path for the performance of a contract, without risking a breach of its conditions of an infringement of the entitled entity’s rights.
Conducting scientific research and commercialising its results is a very complex process, in particular when the commercialisation is conducted by entities from the public sector or the commercialised product’s creation or development was subsidised with a grant or other form of public financing.
We provide advisory services to our Clients as regards the organisation of the commercialisation process, including the possibility to use research institution or university SPVs (special purpose vehicles) or consortia. We aid the participants of investment talks. We draw up procedures and strategies connected with the process of commercialising the results of scientific research, including internal regulations for research units. We advise entrepreneurs on the optimum commercialisation strategy and support them throughout its execution.
We support the Clients in developing their strategy of protecting intellectual property rights, as well as in conducting mediation talks and litigation. Please see the “Services” section to learn more about our specialisation in court disputes regarding intellectual property rights.
Fair competition is the pillar of a free market. Any actions aimed at building one’s own position in an unfair manner and at the expense of another entrepreneur, including inflicting damage on the property or image of competitors, result in upsetting this market balance. Unfair competition includes the illegal use of someone else’s name, entrepreneur’s mark, product or service mark, copying products or services, interference in the contractual obligations of competitors, unfair or misleading advertising, etc. In many cases, the infringement of intellectual property rights is also an act of unfair competition.
Our firm supports its Clients in developing a strategy protecting against acts of unfair competition, as well as conducting mediations and litigations. Please see the “Services” section to learn more about our specialisation in court disputes regarding intellectual property rights.
Implementing internal regulations for intellectual property rights management and use aids activities in the area of compliance and risk management in a company. Introducing such solutions, including model agreements adapted to the company’s activity, is beneficial to the entrepreneur in the long run: it allows to save money thanks to avoiding unnecessary litigations and is a major contributing factor for increasing the level of protection of the entrepreneur’s intellectual property rights.
We develop, implement and monitor internal procedures in the area of compliance and risk management for our Clients’ businesses, as well as draw up contracts and internal documentation connected with intellectual property rights. We provide advisory services, issue analyses and opinions, and assist our Clients in the process of change management.