Patpol is an intellectual property law firm which was established and continuously existed since 1966. It is a leader in the field of intellectual property protection in Poland. Currently, it is perceived as one of the best law firms in the field of comprehensive protection of inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks and copyrights. The firm and its employees are regularly recommended in international industry rankings such as IP Stars (Tier 1 Firm), WTR 1000 and IAM Patent 1000.
The team members include seasoned European and Polish patent attorneys with an in-depth expertise in their industry sectors. The latter ones include life science, mechanics, chemistry, electronics, heavy industry, IT.
Patpol’s patent department’s team members have specialized expertise to advise their clients on sophisticated strategies for the protection of their inventions as well as maintenance and defense of patents before the Polish Patent Office, European Patent Office (EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). With the assistance of our extensive network of international professional associates, they can also provide the full range of services for our clients’ patents worldwide.
Our trademark and design experts ensure that their trademarks or designs portfolio brings measurable benefits to the company through appropriate protection of intellectual property rights. We specialize in expert advice for entrepreneurs in Poland and around the world on matters such as:
Audit of intellectual property portfolio
Selection of an appropriate strategy for the protection of trademarks and industrial designs;
Representation of trademark and industrial design owners in registration and litigation proceedings before the Patent Office (objections, cancellations, revocation) and administrative courts.
By using our services, clients receive the support of European and Polish trademark and design attorneys with vast experience in representing clients before Polish (UPRP), European (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
We know current trends in the protection of trademarks and industrial designs, thanks to which we provide our clients with current and proven knowledge enabling them to make the right business decisions.
Kochański & Partners' Intellectual Property Practice is one of the foremost experienced practices on the Polish market and includes three independently recognized leaders by numerous rankings, i.e. Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe and Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars.
Our team has longstanding experience in the defense of trademarks and patents before courts and other authorities. We are experienced litigators who bring a multifaceted and strategic approach to the dispute, together with a thorough understanding of business.
Our team has won several significant trademark infringement cases before various civil courts for companies from the pharmaceutical, media and FMCG sectors. Our IP team handles also the full spectrum of patent and trade mark filings as well as designs. We have an impressive track record of favorably resolving litigations for our clients, whether by obtaining preliminary injunction, positioning a case for settlement or taking the case to court. In addition, IP team has successfully achieved several positive decisions in advertising litigations (false advertising) and cancellation actions before Polish Patent Office.
We have an outstanding reputation in the field of domain names and UDRPs (negotiations, recovery, domain name litigation). Recently we have managed to recover several domain names for clients in many industries such IT, medicine and others.
Unlike other Polish IP firms, our team is involved in numerous M&A transactions covering IP rights and copyrights.
Network Memberships: INTA, PTMG, PIIT, Polish Confederation Lewiatan, IGTL, BPCC, CCIFP, AHK Poland, PPCC, Polish-Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Polish-Italian Chamber of Commerce, Union of Employers Shokokai, Polski Związek Pracodawców Prawniczych, Competition Law Association
For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America
Sulima, Grabowska, Sierzputowska, Patent and Trademark Attorneys was founded in 1995 and during 26 years of steady growth has become one of the best offices in Poland with a big team of IP practitioners.
In Poland registered IP practitioners are called “patent attorneys” while, due to the scope of their professional training, they are entitled to handle all the IP matters, not only patents.
Our team offers a whole spectrum of IP services before the Polish Patent Office and Polish administrative and civil courts, as well as before the EPO, the EUIPO and the WIPO.
We hold a leading position in filing validations of EP patents in Poland. Our co-operation with a huge group of translators personally trained by us and our unique two-step verification system of technical translations leads to excellent quality of translated texts provided by our office.
We are also famous for the quality of our prosecution work and efficiency in obtaining exclusive rights for our clients.
We have vast practice in handling of SPCs.
We are perfectly prepared to handle any types of IP cases in any conceivable field of technique, i.a. in:
Chemical Technology and Engineering
Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry and Technology
Agriculture and Food Technology
Oil and Gas Technology and Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Steel and Mining Engineering
Automotive, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Informatics Engineering
We are highly effective in handling litigation cases in opposition, appeal, invalidation, infringement and declaratory proceedings. We strongly believe in alternative dispute resolutions, and thus we offer deep professional analysis of technical and legal aspects of potential disputes aimed at settling them outside of the courtrooms.
We also successfully handle cases connected with customs matters and with protection and enforcement of domain names.
We help with developing IP protection strategies and managing IP portfolios.
We provide comprehensive advices on formal requirements and on complex procedural and legal issues.
We have capacity, experience and infrastructure allowing to smoothly and quickly attend to our clients’ needs and expectations, including processing high volume filing and/or recordal orders.
Our Patent Department has three divisions: Chemical/Biotech, Mechanical/Electrical and Electronic/IT.
Our patent team consists of 15 registered Polish and European patent attorneys and 15 patent specialists supported by a group of 17 paralegals highly qualified and experienced in patent formalities, transfers of rights and handling annuities.
In litigation cases we are aided by attorneys-at-law and excellent Polish experts ready to provide legal or technical expertise.
Our patent team members - Małgorzata Kaczmarczyk and GrażynaWójcik have written a chapter on formal requirements and practice in Poland to the second edition of “European SPCs Unravelled: A Practitioner’s Guide to Supplementary Protection Certificates in Europe” which will be published by Wolters Kluwer.