Katarzyna Pikora

partner, attorney at law

Katarzyna Pikora

partner, attorney at law

Katarzyna has been advising and representing clients in intellectual property matters for over 15 years. Before joining the firm, she gained experience in the IP team of one of the biggest Polish law firms and before that, she had worked in a renowned patent attorney law firm.

She specializes in cases concerning infringement of copyrights, personal rights, trademarks and industrial designs, plant variety rights and unfair competition. She has successfully represented clients before the Patent Office, administrative courts, intellectual property courts and the Supreme Court in, among others, cases concerning protection of trademarks, patents, copyrights and moral rights to artistic works, trade secrets, unregistered designations, and combating dissemination of false information.

She has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating contracts for the provision of IT services, transfer of IP rights, licensing of know-how, technologies and patents, and all types of agreements aimed at securing the acquisition of IP property rights. She has participated in numerous IP and IT due diligence analyses of companies from IT, AI, publishing, energy, and medical services industries.

Apart from broadly understood IP law, she is interested in pharmaceutical law. She has advised healthcare entities on agreements for clinical trials, dental services, licensing of manufacturing technology for medicinal products and proceedings before the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products.

She is a member of ECTA (European Community Trademark Association) where she works within the Copyright Committee.

She likes travelling and gardening. She is interested in the art of design.

tel.: +48 509 082 188

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Who pays for a representative in litigation?

Who pays for a representative in litigation?

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...

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SFD loss in the battle for EU trade mark

SFD loss in the battle for EU trade mark

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...

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EU burden of proof guidelines

EU burden of proof guidelines

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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Louis Vuitton loses attempt to block trademark registration

Louis Vuitton loses attempt to block trademark registration

In January, the Opposition Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office ("EUIPO") reached a surprising decision on an opposition filed by Louis Vuitton. The fashion house had sought to block the registration of a trademark that it claimed was too...

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