Amendments to Industrial Property Law in Poland
On February 20, 2019, the Act on amending the Industrial Property Law was passed. The act was handed over to the President of the Republic of Poland for signature. It will apply from the day after the announcement.
The amendment aims to implement the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2015/2436 of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks. It also contains a number of other changes related primarily to trademark law.
An important issue for litigants is the question of the litigation economy. It concerns not only the amounts awarded for damages but also the reimbursement of costs to a successful party by a losing party. In this respect, a large, and perhaps the largest, part of the...
On October 27, 2016, the Polish company SFD S.A., engaged in the trade of nutrients, dietary supplements, and dietary foods, filed an application for registration of an EU trade mark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Registration as a mark was...
In March 2021, The Court of Justice of the EU issued an important preliminary ruling in the field of trademark law. It confirms the necessity to respect the principles of EU law before the rules of national law, also in terms of the burden of proof. The case concerned...
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