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; since 2006 he has been deputy manager of the trademark department and he is also responsible for coordinating the work of the firm’s legal team.
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, including several major sports organisations. 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. He currently serves on the Programming Advisory Council of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is also chair of the Europe and Central Asia Sub-committee of the INTA Legislation and Regulation Committee (2016-2017). Previously, he chaired the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee (2014-2015) and its EU Sub-committee (2012-2013). He is also a member of the Regional Council of Mazowsze Region and of the Legislation Committee of the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys. From 2005 to 2009 he was vice president of the chamber’s Disciplinary Court of Appeal.
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.
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 16th February 2017