Bartosz Krakowiak is a Polish patent and trademark attorney, European patent attorney and professional representative before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). He joined POLSERVICE in 2002; between 2006 and 2018 he was deputy manager of the trademark department and leader of the legal team, and in December 2018 he took up a position on the firm’s Management Board.
Mr Krakowiak specialises in trademark and design registration, maintenance, licensing and protection, as well as unfair competition matters, including litigation and anti-counterfeiting actions. He is responsible for the Polish trademark portfolios of some of the world’s leading companies from all areas of business and also participates in patent-related disputes. He represents clients before the Polish Patent Office, EUIPO and the administrative, civil and arbitration courts. He also cooperates with customs, prosecution and enforcement authorities.
Since 2012, Mr Krakowiak has been president of the Polish National Group of the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); he is also a member of the AIPPI Standing Committee – Trademarks. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA); he is also chair of the INTA Legislation and Regulation Committee – Europe and Central Asia Sub-committee and a member of the INTA Planning Committee; previously, he chaired the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee (2014-2015) and its EU Sub-committee (2012-2013); in 2016 he was honoured with the INTA Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark Law. Mr Krakowiak is also vice president of the Disciplinary Court of Appeal of the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys and vice chair of the Chamber’s Legislation Committee.
Mr Krakowiak is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and seminars in Poland and worldwide. He lectures to trainee patent and trademark attorneys, particularly on enforcement of IP rights through customs measures. He is also an author of several trademark law related publications.
Mr Krakowiak graduated in law (summa cum laude) from the University of Warsaw. He also completed postgraduate studies in IP law at the University of Warsaw and at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and a special module on Community trademarks (Magister Lucentinus) at the University of Alicante, Spain.
Last updated 26th February 2019