Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

SKP Ślusarek Kubiak Pieczyk sp.k. was established in July 2022 by Maciej Ślusarek and Maciej Kubiak, previously partners at LSW Bieńkowski, Laskowski, Leśnodorski, Melzacki and Partners sp.k. , and conducts matters relating to trade marks, patents, industrial and utility designs.
The IP group at SSW is led by Jakub Kubalski, and it is notably strong in the gaming sector, frequently assisting clients with IP transfers and license agreements.

Intellectual property in Poland

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

Praised for its ‘awareness of the FMCG market’, the IP practice at Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. is a popular choice for its expertise in this sector, as well as the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries. The team covers a range of areas, including trade mark and patent enforcement, copyrights and advertising, and transactional IP matters. It also prosecutes, manages and advises on patent portfolios, licensing and strategy. Experienced litigator Marcin Fijałkowski leads the practice, ably supported by Jakub Falkowski who oversees the innovation team. Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania is also an active member of the team, focusing her practice on patent prosecution and litigation. Marek Rosiński retired from the firm in June 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marcin Fijałkowski

Autres avocats clés:

Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania; Jakub Falkowski

Les références

‘Outstanding lawyers with great expertise and full commitment to the matter. Highly recommendable!’

‘Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania is an outstanding lawyer even amongst the best, and an excellent mind who is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Marcin Fijałkowski and his team members are excellent experts and have also excellent technical knowledge. They have represented us in various delicate issues and have always succeeded. They are quick, pragmatic, creative and bill reasonably.’

Principaux clients


Pipelife (Wienerberger AG group)

Calvin Klein


LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics

Robowash Pty Ltd.,

Zodia Holdings Limited,

Lexia Learning Systems LLC,

Andec Manufacturing Limited,

SinoCellTech Ltd.

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Pipelife, a major producer of plastic piping systems in Europe, in a dispute brought by its competitor Wavin, regarding alleged infringement of their two European patents.
  • Represented Podravka in a case in front of the Supreme Administrative Court regarding a cancellation request against the trade mark Kucharek.
  • Represented LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics in an opposition against the trade mark application POPPY & FLOWERS filed by Eurus sp. z o.o.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Providing a range of IP services, the dedicated practice at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. assists clients with hard and soft IP matters, as well as brand management. Core sectors of expertise include electronics, life sciences, aviation, telecoms, media, sports and FMCG. The team is jointly led by Marta Koremba, Piotr Dynowski and Paweł Lipski. Koremba is a key name for IP litigation, Dynowski handles transactional IP work, such as technology licensing deals and R&D projects, and Lipski’s main focus area is digital transformation projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marta Koremba; Piotr Dynowski; Paweł Lipski

Autres avocats clés:

Katarzyna Bieliszczuk; Mateusz Żuk; Karina Balcer-Kopka; Mateusz Dubek

Les références

‘All members of the team perfectly understand the needs of businesses – extremely rare among IP legal teams, but extremely valuable!’

‘Marta Koremba – the best IP lawyer one could ever wish for! Business-oriented, goal-focused, always offering made-to-measure solutions.  Katarzyna Bieliszczuk – great orientation to detail while keeping in mind the global goal of the client.’

‘I very much appreciate the great merit but also business commitment of Mateusz Żuk. Despite a difficult dispute, he brings calm and his knowledge allows us to achieve the goal.’

Principaux clients

Stock Polska Sp. z o.o.

The Procter & Gamble Group

FS File Solutions

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe Sp. z o.o.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Molecular Worldwide Sp. z o.o.

Barlinek S.A.

Max Co., Ltd.

Legia Warszawa S.A.

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited in patent litigation against distributors of medical equipment manufactured by Chinese companies.
  • Representing major global medical technology company Edwards Lifesciences in the Polish part of a multijurisdictional patent enforcement against Indian manufacturer Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., its German subsidiary Meril GmbH and its local distributors, who are offering imitations of the client’s prosthetic heart valves and delivery systems.
  • Representing FS File Solutions in two disputes brought by rights holders: the Association of Filmmakers (before the Supreme Court) and Wolters Kluwer and other publishing houses (before the Warsaw Circuit Court).


The IP practice at CMS has ample experience handling trade mark enforcement, patent disputes, portfolio management and criminal prosecutions against producers of false products. Sectors of focus include luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, technology, automotive and media. Led by Tomasz Koryzma, the team benefits from his expertise in IP enforcement. Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa is also an active member of the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tomasz Koryzma

Autres avocats clés:

Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa; Karina Zielińska-Piątkowska; Maciej Olejnik; Alicja Zalewska-Orabona; Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak

Les références

‘Credible and confident. Information received from them is correct. They keep their promises. They are responsive and available fast. They do the job fast. They communicate clearly and briefly.’

‘Strong support and prompt answers.’

‘What makes the team unique is the level of responsiveness and time spent to finish the task.’

Principaux clients


ITP/ Matex Lab Switzerland

HP Enterprise

HP Inc.

Sky International AG


eBay. Inc

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting L’Oréal with its IP enforcement strategy in Poland, including acting as an exclusive anti-counterfeiting advisor and handling all customs and criminal seizures related to all L’Oréal brands.
  • Advising a major company operating in the aesthetical and biomedical cosmetics sector on its global brand protection, which includes assisting with the registration of its key international trade mark in a variety of jurisdictions all over the world, including in the EUIPO, Bahrain, Israel, Colombia, India, Brazil, China, and Australia.
  • Assisting Sky with its significant portfolio of rights, which extends to over 3000 trade marks across more than 150 territories, including Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Russia.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s IP practice is regularly instructed on matters relating to protection strategies, portfolio management, and disputes regarding trade marks, patents, design rights, copyrights and unfair competition. Its client roster features large multinational companies, as well as major domestics. Heading up the practice is Szymon Gogulski, who is ably supported by Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska. Another active member of the practice is Marek Oleksyn, who is well versed at negotiating agreements on the acquisition and licensing of IP and R&D agreements.

Responsables de la pratique:

Szymon Gogulski

Autres avocats clés:

Marek Oleksyn; Mikołaj Stępkowski; Arkadiusz Wójtowicz; Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska

Les références

‘Credible and confident. They keep their promises. They are responsive and available fast. They do the job fast. They communicate clearly and briefly.’

‘Arkadiusz Wójtowicz was a fine advocate for our client and he joined the matter late, yet got up to speed quickly. He was responsive to our questions and committed to a great client service.’

‘Marek Oleksyn is one of the best professional legal advisors I have ever worked with. He handles matters in a timely manner with the utmost professionalism, congeniality, patience and ease.’

Principaux clients


PCC Rokita / PCC Exol

Solaris Bus & Coach

Podlaska Wytwórnia Wódek POLMOS



Kulczyk Investments


The Swatch

Health Labs Care


Sensation Poland



Velvet Care


Inter Cars

Browar Fortuna


Retail Robotics

Guma Holdings

Malo Clinic

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented a Polish company from the food and beverage sector in a case before the CJEU concerning jurisdiction of EU member states’ national courts in cross-border EU trade mark-related proceedings.
  • Represented an electronic equipment manufacturer in design invalidation proceedings before the CJEU, with key issues including procedural aspects and burden of proof before the EUIPO and its Boards of Appeal.
  • Represented PCC Rokita and PCC Exol in a $25m unfair claims case for alleged patent infringements.

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

The IP practice at Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners is one of the firm’s core practices. Serving both domestic and international companies, the team assists its clients with protection of IP rights, expertly representing them in disputes when required. Jointly leading the practice are founding partner Pawel Podrecki; Tomasz Targosz, who specialises in disputes concerning the protection of pharmaceutical patents; litigator Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig; Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak, who oversees the brand management team; and Agnieszka Schoen, who focuses on matters relating to collective management organisations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pawel Podrecki; Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig; Tomasz Targosz; Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak; Agnieszka Schoen

Autres avocats clés:

Justyna Sitnikow

Les références

‘TKP are pragmatic and commercially-minded. They have inherent understanding of clients’ needs and goals and make practical and sensible suggestions throughout the process.’

‘The individuals with whom I work are great communicators, commercially-minded and take sensible decisions in line with the clients’ goals. I have worked with, and would highly recommend Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak, Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig and Justyna Sitnikow.’

‘They are the best legal company specialising in intellectual property and competition law.’

Principaux clients

Lotte Wedel sp. z o.o.


Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich (Polish Filmmakers Association)

MWS Sp. z o.o.

ZF Polpharma S.A.

PPUH VOIGT Sp. z o.o.

Wardynski & Partners

A ‘deep understanding of trade mark law‘ and a ‘strong international presence‘ are key advantages of the IP practice at Wardynski & Partners. Issues relating to trade marks, patents, designs, and copyright are all within the competencies of the team. Core areas of expertise include IP prosecution, anti-counterfeiting, trade mark litigation, and transactions involving IP. Jointly leading the practice are Włodzimierz Szoszuk and Anna Pompe-Ciszewska. Also key are Monika Górska, who handles transactional IP matters, and Lena Marcinoska-Boulangé, who has expertise in trade mark cases featuring colour combinations and 3D shapes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Włodzimierz Szoszuk; Anna Pompe-Ciszewska

Autres avocats clés:

Monika Górska; Lena Marcinoska-Boulangé

Les références

‘The team is very responsive and provides clear and practical advice.’

‘Lena Marcinoska-Boulangé is very responsive and provides clear and practical advice.’

‘We emphasise their exceptional expertise in trade mark matters. We also appreciate that the IP practice of Wardynski & Partners has a strong international presence and experience in handling cross-border matters, making them a valuable partner.’

Principaux clients

Adidas AG

Pilot Corporation of Europe


Husqvarna AB

Lego Group

Mattel, Inc.

Möet Hennessy

The Scotch Whisky Association

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

A&O Shearman

The IP practice at A&O Shearman fields a team of patent litigation specialists, but is also able to handle advisory and transactional IP-related work. The team’s client list features banks and large players in the pharmaceutical and telecoms sectors. Heading up the practice is IP disputes expert Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozlowska. Justyna Ostrowska is a key name for IP advice regarding digital transformation and technology products.

Responsables de la pratique:

Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska

Autres avocats clés:

Justyna Ostrowska

Principaux clients


Saudi Aramco

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Novartis before the Supreme Court in proceedings concerning patent infringement.
  • Advised a global pharmaceutical and healthcare company on the protection of a patent infringed by public entities which procure the infringing products via public tender proceedings.
  • Advised Saudi Aramco on IT services and cybersecurity matters in connection with the acquisition of shares in Grupa Lotos and cooperation with PKN Orlen S.A.


The IP practice at Dentons has a strong focus on litigation and pre-litigation matters, often representing clients from the FMCG and media sectors in trade mark and patent infringements. Trade mark portfolio management is another area of expertise. Karol Laskowski leads the team. Aleksandra Politańska-Kunicka, who has expertise in industrial property litigation for clients in the food industry, and Marta Stefanowicz are also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Karol Laskowski

Autres avocats clés:

Aleksandra Politańska-Kunicka; Marta Stefanowicz

Les références

‘The best advantage of working with this law firm is that they have presence in multiple countries, which makes your trade mark defence stronger as they have a holistic view of your portfolio. They are also an old law firm which makes them very well connected and they have a very diverse team of law practitioners.’

‘I can highlight the experience and quality of work received from Marta Stefanowicz. Her international experience is a great addition to deal with the complex matters that occur in our global and diversified portfolio. She has amazing strategic thinking and dedication to her clients.’

‘There is no doubt that working with Dentons has been a quantum leap in our branding project. They are able to anticipate all our needs, and offer us solutions and alternatives. Fast and efficient service, with great knowledge and flexibility.’

Principaux clients

The Coca-Cola Company

Zott Group (both Germany- and Poland-based companies)

TVN Warner Bros. Discovery



CAA Creative Artists Agency LLC



Westmont Hospitality / Room Mate

HB Reavis

Eleven Sports

Morgan Stanley

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Creative Artists Agency LLC in a case concerning trade mark applications covering virtual-word services.
  • Assisting Nike with brand protection services, including customs seizures of goods infringing its trade marks.
  • Advised a multinational broadcaster of sport and lifestyle channels on a full rebranding strategy, and related trade mark filings in the EU, UK, Japan and Thailand.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

At DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k., the IP practice has experience handling matters related to patents, trade marks, copyrights and unfair competition disputes. The team is skilled at advising clients in the fashion, new technologies and industrial sectors, as well as highly regulated industries, such as banking, insurance and healthcare. Practice head Ewa Kurowska-Tober frequently advises on brand protection, including trade mark and design protection. Krystian Maciaszek is a key contact for IP litigation, alongside Olga Leśniewska and Alicja Wolny.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ewa Kurowska-Tober

Autres avocats clés:

Krystian Maciaszek; Olga Leśniewska; Alicja Wolny; Michał Gajdus

Principaux clients

Benjamin Moore & Co, B. M. Polska




Republic Technologies International



Spin Master

Żabka (a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners).


Ty Inc.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Spin Master on the protection of its IP rights.
  • Assisting Odder Side, which was the victim of an identical trade mark registration which was filed for partially similar services to the goods for which the client’s earlier trade mark was filed.
  • Advising ExploRNA Therapeutics on IP transactional issues in relation to mRNA technology.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

The IP practice at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k fields an impressive client list, featuring many large players in the entertainment industry. The team assists audio-visual producers, publishers, broadcasters and artists with IP rights protection, film production and distribution, as well the implementation of DSM and DSA regulation. Oskar Tułodziecki heads up the practice, and has a strong focus on combating piracy and the marketing of counterfeit products. Marta Wysokińska is also an active member of the team and is highlighted for her experience handling copyright protection litigation matters. Transactional expert Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowsk is another key name.

Responsables de la pratique:

Oskar Tułodziecki

Autres avocats clés:

Marta Wysokińska; Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowsk

Les références

‘Beginning with our very first meeting, I have always been impressed with Oskar Tułodziecki. I would rate him as an A+++ lawyer. In addition to being very smart and knowledgeable about intellectual property law both in Europe and in the US, he is an excellent negotiator with good business judgment, people skills, and strategic approach to problems.’

‘Collaboration, creativity and responsiveness.’

‘Oskar Tułodziecki – engagement and responsiveness.’

Principaux clients

Motion Picture Licensing Company

Brightstar Content Limited

Gremi Media

Booksy International

Enter Air


Regus Poland – IWG

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe sp. z o.o. (Polish Nuclear Power Plants)

Dobra Energia dla Olsztyna

Orlen S.A.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Motion Picture Licensing Company on its licensing activity in the Polish market.
  • Advised Brightstar Content Limited on the assignment of stage rights to produce a play based on an Oscar-nominated Polish film.
  • Advised Gremi Media on the implementation process of a set of Google tools supporting the activities of press publishers.

Kochanski & Partners

The IP practice at Kochanski & Partners is well versed in trade mark and patent litigation, particularly on behalf of clients in the pharmaceutical, media and FMCG sectors. The team also has experience handling domain name negotiations, as well as advising on IP rights during M&A transactions. Founder Piotr Kochański leads the practice alongside Karolina Marciniszyn. Tomasz Szambelan is also a key member of the team, and specialises in opposition and cancellation proceedings in relation to trade marks, utility models and designs.

Responsables de la pratique:

Piotr Kochański; Karolina Marciniszyn

Autres avocats clés:

Tomasz Szambelan; Krzysztof Zięba

Les références

‘I would thoroughly commend the services of Kochanski & Partners for their commercial foresight and strong sense of reliability.’

‘I would recommend in particular Karolina Marciniszyn. She is a highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioner who provides savvy, concise, commercially-minded practical advice and proposes creative solutions.’

Principaux clients

Ringier Axel Springer Poland

Hasco Lek

Hasco TM

Reckitt Benckiser

Froneri International Limited

Pamapol S.A.

Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A.

Coca-Cola HBC Polska

Tidio Poland

Avia International

Ringier Axel Springer Poland

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Ringier Axel Springer Poland in a number of trade mark and domain name disputes.
  • Representing HASCO Lek against its competitor Swiss Pharma International in various trade mark infringement cases.
  • Representing Reckitt Benckiser in a trade mark infringement and unfair competiton dispute with one of its main competitors.

Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka

Boutique IP law firm Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka focuses its practice on soft IP matters, including copyright, personal rights, and unfair competition. Sectors of expertise include publishing, music, media and entertainment. Leading the practice is experienced litigator Krzysztof Czyżewski, ably supported by Darkusz Tarabasz who is experienced in assisting with copyright-related transactions in the film production market.

Responsables de la pratique:

Krzysztof Czyżewski

Autres avocats clés:

Dariusz Tarabasz

Les références

‘Very good and effecitve communication, individual approach to clients and specific cases, knowledge of the sector and its specifics.’

‘Direct contact with the partner, partner’s availability, reliability, accessibility, accuracy in proposing solutions, honesty.’

‘Availability, proposing solutions, reliability, looking at the client’s case from a broader perspective.’

Principaux clients

Akson Studio

Burda Media

Ringier Axel Springer (Newsweek)

Grupa Żywiec S.A.

Paprika Studios


Natur Produkt Zdrovit

Wydawnictwo Poznańskie

Wydawnictwo Pascal

Wydawnictwo Literackie

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Domino Films in a case before the Supreme Court concerning unfair competition on the audiovisual market and misappropriation of clientele.
  • Representing Ringer Axel Springer and its brand Newsweek before an appellate court in a case concerning the limits of inspiration and plagiarism in art and the scope of the fair use doctrine.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

The IP practice at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka assists clients with the full ambit of patent, copyright, trade mark and design issues. On the copyright front, the practice has particular expertise in architectural works, computer programs, film and music. Other areas of expertise include the pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries, as well as the financial services sector. The practice is headed up by well respected practitioner Aleksandra Auleytner.

Responsables de la pratique:

Aleksandra Auleytner

Autres avocats clés:

Jarosław Konecko

Les références

‘At that time, we needed a strong team to proceed with trade mark registration in the EU, and DZP was of great help to us.’

Principaux clients

Visa International

Olimp Laboratories sp. z o.o.

Pamapol S.A./Propinquus sp. z o.o.

BackOffice Associates, LLC (d.b.a Syniti)

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.


Fundacja Przekrój

Skarbnica Narodowa sp. z o.o.


TORF Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Visa International with the management of its trade mark portfolio on the Polish market on a regular basis, including acting in opposition proceedings.
  • Advsied Pamapol S.A./Propinquus sp. z o.o. on the IP aspects of a joint venture which starts a long-term cooperation in the production of a wide range of food products.
  • Representing Olimp Laboratories Sp. z o.o. in a raft of trade mark infringement claims.

Kulikowska & Kulikowski

Praised for being ‘highly competent in the intricacies of trade mark law‘, IP boutique Kulikowska & Kulikowski is also well regarded for its expertise in designs, patents and unfair competition litigation. The practice is jointly led by Jarosław Kulikowski, Paweł Kulikowski and Alicja Piotrowicz. Also key are Monika Chimiak, who has particular expertise in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors; Monika Witkowska, who specialises in trade mark and industrial design litigation; and Beata Wojtkowska, who focuses her practice on the reputation and special protection of trade marks.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jarosław Kulikowski; Paweł Kulikowski; Alicja Piotrowicz

Autres avocats clés:

Monika Chimiak; Monika Witkowska; Beata Wojtkowska

Les références

‘Kulikowska & Kulikowski offers a vast array of services, including extensive legal knowledge and the underlying concept that the best settlement to a patent dispute is not usually found in court. This reduces needless risks. In spite of the exceptional quality of the assistance provided, the fees are competitive, reasonable, and always transparent.’

‘Monika Chimiak has a large amount of knowledge in intellectual property law. She is a very skilled attorney with the capacity to move things ahead quickly and efficiently. Her character and integrity are admirable. She has a sharp mind and knowledge of what a mandate entails. We are pleased to have her and her outstanding team on our side. ’

‘Highly competent in the intricacies of trade mark law, good international practice.’

Principaux clients

Mondelēz companies (previously Kraft Foods)

Procter & Gamble companies

Novartis companies


Philip Morris International

MGA Entertainment

Danone companies

Mute Creative Design Group



Principaux dossiers

  • Obtained a Supreme Administrative Court judgment stating that confusion between trade marks is not a necessary criterion to demonstrate bad faith on behalf of Wolf Oil Corporation N.V.
  • Acquired a district administrative court judgment challenging the findings of the Polish Patent Office that the ROOF MANAGER and ROOF MANAGEMENT trade marks are devoid of any distinctive character on behalf Roof Management, Ltd.

LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners

The IP team at LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners regularly handles patent litigation, as well as advising on copyright and trade mark enforcement, for clients in the pharmaceutical and telecom sectors. The practice is jointly led by founding partner Marek Łazewski, Michał Siciarek, Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk and Hanna Kinowska. Other key members of team include Krystyna Żurawska. Łazewski is a key name for patent litigation in the life sciences sector, while Siciarek is the go-to for copyright and unfair competition-related matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marek Łazewski; Michał Siciarek; Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk; Hanna Kinowska

Autres avocats clés:

Krystyna Żurawska; Michał Rybarczyk

Les références

‘Fast and reliable service.’

‘Krystyna Żurawska: quick and very commited.’

‘Correct mix of legal and technical expertise for a patent litigation case, down to earth and very organised, high standard of English and easy to work with.’

Patpol Legal

Patpol Legal was established in 2018 and specialises in IP law, offering services right across the spectrum, both in relation to litigation, particularly concerning anti-counterfeiting and parallel import cases, and advisory issues. Clients appreciate the practice particularly for its ‘profound expertise in copyright protection, trade marks, and combating unfair competition‘. Dariusz Piróg heads up the practice, supported by Alicja Rytel, Jakub Słupski and Karina Rysiukiewicz.

Responsables de la pratique:

Dariusz Piróg

Autres avocats clés:

Alicja Rytel; Jakub Słupski; Karina Rysiukiewicz

Les références

‘I worked with Dariusz Piróg. He’s an excellent lawyer who combines extensive knowledge with a practical attitude. The case we worked on was highly demanding because it concerned Polish law and EU law. Dariusz proved that he can easily deal with cases of that kind.’

‘Very knowledgeable, fact-orientated team of IP lawyers across all relevant disciplines, including trade mark designs and patents. Billing is fast and reasonable.’

‘Can wholeheartedly be recommended for complex, also cross-border IP litigation, specifically in trade mark cases.’

Principaux clients

Peikko Group Oy

Xerox Corporation and Xerox Polska Sp. z o.o.

EPEE Polska Sp. z o.o.


Harman International Industries, Inc.

Zakład Produkcyjno – Usługowo – Handlowy” POLMIR” Sieńkowska Beata

Ivan Vos Holding B.V.

ErgoSafe AB


Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Xerox in a trade mark opposition case.
  • Represented Seiko in cases concerning the parallel import of goods, in particular watches, marked with the client’s trade marks.
  • Representing Harman International Industries, Inc. in proceedings before the CJEU concerning a preliminary ruling referred by a Polish court concerning intellectual property.

WKB Lawyers

The IP practice at WKB Lawyers has ample experience advising clients on trade mark, design and copyright law issues. The team has particular expertise in mandates with a nexus to fintech, technology, media and data protection. Its roster of clients features players in the media, online services and life sciences sectors. The practice is jointly led by Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska,  Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska and Ewa Jaroszyńska-Kozłowska.

Responsables de la pratique:

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska; Ewa Jaroszyńska-Kozłowska; Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska

Les références

‘Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska delivers an outstanding level of understanding of complex legal matters. Also, she shows a depth of knowledge in her field of expertise. Her responsiveness also should be acknowledged as quick and on point.’

‘The WKB team in the intellectual property practice is highly specialised and has the ability of a deep understanding of both legal and technical aspects of the case. The team’s knowledge in patents, trade marks, copyrights, and trade secrets makes them unique. This includes experience in litigation, patent prosecution, trade mark registration, and more – which provides WKB clients’ with successful protection of their IP rights.’

‘One of the individuals I worked with is Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska who combines legal expertise with knowledge in business strategy, market dynamics, and competitive intelligence. Such a set of skills enables Agnieszka to deliver highly comprehensive advice to clients.’

Principaux clients

Chubb Limited

Orkla Care S.A.


Lidl Sp. z o.o. sp. k

Jerónimo Martins SGPS, S.A.

Wolters Kluwer Polska

HBO Europe s.r.o.

Avia Capitals

Innova Capital sp. z o.o. sp. k.

Allegro (part of Naspers Group)

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego S.A. (Polish State Bank)

Helios Energy Investments 5 LP

Generation Capital LTD

Bandwidth Inc (Voxbone Inc)

Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A.

Cludo sp. z o.o.

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented TVN in litigation brought by an individual who claims that her story was used as a plot for a drama movie without valid consent.
  • Advising Fremantle Media Poland on various acquisitions of rights to fiction and non-fiction book screenings.
  • Represented X-Trade Brokers S.A. in litigation before EUIPO and the CJEU related to trade mark invalidation proceedings against a company from Cyprus.

Drzewiecki, Tomaszek i Wspólnicy sp.j.

Drzewiecki, Tomaszek i Wspólnicy sp.j.‘s practice handles a broad range of IP-related matters, including prosecution, enforcement and litigation. Protection of internet domains and counterfeited trade marks are areas in which the team has recently been instructed. Founding partner Andrzej Tomaszek leads the practice, supported by Krzysztof Szczecina and Karolina Brzezińska.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrzej Tomaszek

Autres avocats clés:

Karolina Brzezińska-Kołodziejczyk; Krzysztof Szczecina

Les références

‘Strong analytical skills with the ability to be fully prepared for various solutions – quick response time – knowledge combined with experience.’

‘Andrzej Tomaszek: outstanding experience and strategic consulting skills, provides peace of mind.’

‘Thorough management of IP-related cases, very knowledgeable firm.’

Principaux clients

Honda Motor Co. Ltd

Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation

Dr Wolff Group

Red Bull GmbH

Leithart AG Schweiz and and The Lorenz Balsen Snack-World Sp. z o.o.

Mondelēz International

Ford Motor Company

InPost Sp. z o.o.

Anna Krystyniak

International Olympic Committee

Diamond Quest Limited

Łubinowe Wzgórze sp. z o.o.

Miinto A/S


HN Group Poland sp. z o.o.

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation in a civil case regarding the violation of rights to computer software.
  • Representing InPost Sp. z o.o. in a case against a company providing postal services before the Polish Patent Office.
  • Assisting Łubinowe Wzgórze sp. z o.o. with the registration of various trade marks.

EY Law

The IP practice at EY Law is well versed at handling disputes regarding copyright and trade mark infringements, especially in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Other matters that the team is regularly instructed on include portfolio counselling, technology licensing and transfer, and trade secret protection. The practice is headed up by Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak, who draws on 20 years of experience advising multinationals from various industries.

Responsables de la pratique:

Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak

Les références

‘Global reach. Responsive.’

‘Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak is very proactive.’

‘Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak is very sharp and business orientated. Great knowledge in IP, TMT and data protection.’

Principaux clients


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Elearningforce with the opening a new Polish entity, advising on all IP transfers and relevant copyright, industrial property rights and trade secrets issues.

Fert Jakubiak Wróblewski Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Boutique IP firm Fert Jakubiak Wróblewski Patent and Trademark Attorneys specialises in trade mark, design and patent law. The firm is well versed in handling registration proceedings, advising on protection strategies for brands, and analysing legality of use of technologies. The practice is jointly led by Marcin Wróblewski, Bartosz Fert and Iwona Jakubiak vel Wojtczak.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marcin Wróblewski; Bartosz Fert; Iwona Jakubiak vel Wojtczak

Les références

‘High level of knowledge combined with open and honest client treatment.’

‘We have been working with FJW since 2019. They are a super dynamic team and as a result, very responsible and effective. We are very satisfied with our cooperation since its beginning. What works best in our relationship is the trust we genuinely feel from the FJW team and their open communication in even the most complex and sometimes frustrating cases.’

‘Iwona Jakubiak vel Wojtczak is a highly recommended attorney with excellent knowledge. We work with Iwona on trade mark prosecution and litigation matters and she is extremely time-efficient.’

Principaux clients


Carlsberg Polska


Żabka Polska

Yara International


Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy



Aurovitas Pharma Polska


Fresh Forward Holding

Eurozet Radio


Ceramika Paradyż


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the WSB Merito Universities on rebranding.
  • Representing plant propagator Fresh Forward Holding B.V. in disputes relating to the legal protection of plant variety rights.
  • Assisting ABB group with obtaining protection for technical solutions in jurisdictions around the world.

JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys sp.k.

Specialist IP law firm JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys sp.k. is appreciated for its ‘team of many excellent experts in the field‘. The firm assists clients with IP strategy, portfolio management, registration, and transactions, as well as handling relevant litigation. Magdalena Maksimowska oversees the trade mark and designs department; managing partner Dorota Rzazewska has notable expertise in pharmaceutical patent infringements; Tomasz Grucelski and Malgorzata Furmanska are key senior contacts in the IP litigation department; and Oliwia Czarnocka leads the patent group.

Responsables de la pratique:

Dorota Rzazewska; Magdalena Maksimowska; Tomasz Grucelski; Joanna Janoszek; Oliwia Czarnocka

Autres avocats clés:

Joanna Janoszek

Les références

‘We appreciate the team’s responsiveness, commercial mindset and strategic approach. JWP looks to minimise the risks of infringement but is more than ready to handle contentious matters, if required.’

‘Tomasz Grucelski is one of the most outstanding IP attorneys in Poland. Tomasz is knowledgeable, business savvy and commercially aware.’

‘JWP has a team of many excellent experts in the field. They have handled the management of our trade mark portfolio for years and they do it very smoothly and provide us with best advice. JWP has a strong network of collaborating foreign law firms.’

Principaux clients

CD Projekt S.A.

Polfa Tarchomin S.A.

Nutropharma sp. z o.o.

Adamed Pharma S.A.

Gerda sp. z o.o.

Smithfield Polska sp z o.o. /Animex Foods Sp z o.o.

Mieszko S.A.

Toya S.A.

Promatic Group sp z o.o.

Intermag sp. z o.o.

Sevroll-System sp. z o.o.

Astin Sp. z o.o.

Balex Metal Sp z o.o.

Amocarat sp z o.o.

Mactronic sp z o.o. sp. k.

Zenner Poland sp. z o.o.

Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A.

Biogradex Holding sp zo.o.

Neel sp zo.o.

Centre for Technology Transfer CITTRU|Jagiellonian University

Blachotrapez sp. z .o.o.

Grupa Wilmar Marek Wilczyński S.K.A.

Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A.

Warsaw University of Technology

Zieta Prozessdesign Sp. z o.o.

Mago S.A.

InterDruk S.A.

Domator24 Paweł Nowak

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

At Olesinski & Wspolnicy, the IP practice is praised for its ‘deep knowledge and expertise‘, with clients predominantly stemming from companies in the e-commerce, technology, video game, manufacturing and automotive sectors. The practice is jointly led by founding partner Rafał Olesiński , who has expertise in the e-commerce sector; Andrzej Boboli, who is a key name for clients in the TMT sector; and Małgorzata Paja, who is well versed in brand protection.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rafał Olesiński; Andrzej Boboli; Małgorzata Paja

Les références

‘The IP team is highly knowledgeable about intellectual property. The advice is workable and adapted to our business context. The team works in a timely manner and is very efficient when needed.’

‘Małgorzata Paja coordinates and supervises the work of the IP team. She has extensive experience in trade mark and copyright protection. She is communicative and her advice is set in a business context.’

‘The IP team provides us with comprehensive advice on the protection of intellectual property rights. Olesinski & Wspolnicy’s lawyers support us in obtaining patents for inventions, as well as in preparing and negotiating contracts for intellectual property, especially software. The advisors demonstrate a great understanding of our business. Their legal services are top-notch. They are communicative and able to work under time pressure. I appreciate their easy-to-understand communication style.’

Principaux clients

Booksy International Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tarczyński S.A. [Inc]

Mechanistry sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tidio sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Modivo S.A. [Inc]

ICB Pharma Tomasz Świętosławski Paweł Świętosławski Sp.j. [Rp]

Ten Square Games S.A. [Inc] sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Digital Network S.A. [Inc]

SNAPWEAR sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Helitrends sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Clastify sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Baselinker sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Ostendi Global sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Brose Sitech Sp. z o.o. [Ltd] (Volkswagen OEM Group)

Guayakí Sustainable Rainforest Products Inc.

Südzucker Polska S.A. [Inc]

Silekol sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Gamedev Tube sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Deviniti sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

KRUK S.A. [Inc]

Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej S.A. [Inc] sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

HelpRatchet sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Booksy International on issues covering 35 jurisdictions, securing the brand and advising on strategy related to the use of third-party works and celebrity images on the platform and on Booksy’s social media accounts, as well as on the legal protection of images, ensuring compliance with regulations under copyright law.
  • Assisting Timberborn with the protection of its brand in key markets for Mechanistry’s business, designing an appropriate scope of protection for the trade marks and representing the client in proceedings in order to obtain the protection of trade marks in the territory of the EU, Asia and America.
  • Providing Tidio with comprehensive strategic support for the protection of the client’s intellectual property rights in the area of computer software development.

RKKW – Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners

The IP practice at RKKW – Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partnersis characterised by the highest competence in intellectual property proceedings‘. The team’s proficiencies extend across protection of industrial property rights, copyright, and trade secrets. Unfair competition mandates are also a key strength. The group regularly advises clients in the media, IT, energy, food and automotive sectors. Aneta Pankowska leads the practice and is noted especially for her expertise in the protection of personal rights.

Responsables de la pratique:

Aneta Pankowska

Autres avocats clés:

Magdalena Wojdak; Marcin Michalik; Jakub Mokrzycki

Les références

‘High competence, availability of specialists.’

‘Cooperation, reliability, professionalism that inspires confidence.’

‘All employees I deal with are reliable, competent, with high personal culture.’

Principaux clients

Orlen S.A.

The Historical Museum in Sanok


Polski Holding Hotelowy sp. z o.o. sp. z o.o.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Orlen S.A. on changing the company’s name.
  • Representing Polski Holding Hotelowy sp. z o.o. in numerous cases related to violations of personal rights.
  • Representing Orlen S.A. in a number of court litigations related to violations of personal rights.

ROA Rasiewicz & Associates

Founded in 2021, IP boutique ROA Rasiewicz & Associates specialises in patent litigation, alongside advisory trade mark, design, copyright and advertising matters. The practice is headed up by Justyna Rasiewicz, who is particularly well regarded for her contentious expertise, especially representing in terms of representing pharmaceutical firms and global electronics manufacturers.

Responsables de la pratique:

Justyna Rasiewicz

Les références

‘I have been working with Justyna Rasiewicz for over a year. Her knowledge is exceptional. Her understanding of Polish patent law and its evolving nature, along with EU patent law and how they relate, has been very valuable. Her ability to see the business perspective and values has helped her support and develop our strategic approach in powerful ways. Also she is an absolute pleasure to work with.’

‘This is the best and most outstanding team in Poland dealing with intellectual property litigation disputes, particularly patent disputes, bar none (and without any exaggeration). Not only are they specialists and experts in their field, but it is also engrained in their DNA to think creatively and to push the boundaries of the law in order to meet the client’s objectives. They are a standout team in the Polish market.’

‘Justyna Rasiewicz, who leads the team, embodies all of the team’s qualities and more. She is the reason I instruct the firm on every Polish patent matter that comes across my desk. She is dynamic, super smart and savvy, and hugely caring of the client and the matter. She is the only one I would like fighting our corner in the Polish courts.’

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

At Rymarz Zdort Maruta, the niche focus of the firm's IP and licensing practice is on software rights and licensing for the video games sector; clients appreciate the fact that it is 'one of the few firms that have this type of expertise in the region'. The team regularly assists clients with patent and trade mark registration. The practice is jointly lead by Michał Pękał, who has expertise in the creation of advanced licensing structures; Marcin Maruta, who focuses his practice on license audits, the cloud and paperless solutions; and Zbigniew Okoń, who is knowledgable on IP protection, licensing agreements, software implementation and maintenance agreements.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michał Pękała; Marcin Maruta; Zbigniew Okoń

Les références

‘Marcin Maruta has impressive digital and governance knowledge.’

‘I rely on Rymarz Zdort Maruta for all my video game-related matters in Poland. They are one of the few firms that have this type of expertise in the region. They always are responsive to my requests and provide very professional work product in a timely manner.’

‘I am not aware of any other legal team in Poland that is focused solely on the gamedev industry. As such, in addition to their exceptional legal knowledge, each member of the team is well versed in the gamedev industry, its functioning, innovations, and its day-to-day problems.’

Principaux clients


PKN Orlen

Olga Tokarczuk



Something Random



Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Something Random with preparation of agreements on the transfer of intellectual property rights from another studio with an option for acquisition rights to other intellectual property; multilevel detailed analysis and internal due diligence of intellectual property rights to the games’ prototypes; and strategic advice on mitigating risks related to the use of software licensed on the basis of copyleft licenses.

SDP Sierżant Dudziński

Headed up by David Sierżant and Krzysztof Dudziński, boutique IP law firm SDP Sierżant Dudziński fields a team of lawyers skilled in IP litigation, particularly patent prosecution and invalidation-related matters. Niche areas of expertise also include pharmaceutical patents, as well as copyrights within the fashion industry. July 2023 saw the addition of Magdalena Materowicz-Kukla to the team from Gołębiowska Krawczyk Roszkowski i Partnerzy.

Responsables de la pratique:

Dawid Sierżant; Krzysztof Dudziński

Autres avocats clés:

Magdalena Materowicz-Kukla

Les références

‘Krzysztof Dudziński is a very good and very proactive trade mark attorney. He does not just report and summarise facts, but he provides professional advice which is always very useful. He drafts contracts very thoughtfully and is successful when negotiating terms of a coexistence agreement.’

‘They are very knowledgeable, easy to work with and very responsive. I usually receive a reply within a few hours.’

‘SDP’s strongest point is its individual approach to the client and the transparency of its recommendations.’

Principaux clients





Adamed Pharma




Polish Academy of Sciences


4Cell Therapies



Heart Sense / Heart Guard




Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Zentiva in patent invalidation proceedings against Bayer regarding a patent for a dosage regimen covering an anti-thrombotic drug.
  • Represented major Polish pharmaceutical company Adamed Pharma in trade mark litigation.
  • Represented Zofia Chylak in a series of copyright litigations concerning the design of a women’s bag, including against a major Polish retailer.

SMM Legal

The practice at SMM Legal is frequently instructed by clients working within the energy, R&D, telecoms, banking, and healthcare sectors. The team is regularly tasked with a range of matters in the advisory, regulatory and litigation spaces, as well the management of trade mark portfolios. The practice is headed up by Rafał Sikorski, who draws on almost 20 years of experience and has significant experience across the gamut of IP disputes and transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rafał Sikorski

Autres avocats clés:

Piotr Ruchała; Magdalena Michalska-Niewiadomska

Principaux clients

Teatr Muzyczny w Poznaniu

PKN Orlen

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted PKN Orlen S. A. with the drafting and negotiation of trade mark licensing agreements and a know-how license agreement with the purchasers of the divestment businesses.
  • Represented Teatr Muzyczny w Poznaniu in a trilateral dispute concerning withdrawal from a contract for design work.

Taylor Wessing Poland

The IP practice at Taylor Wessing Poland is well equipped to handle a range of advisory, regulatory and litigious matters, as well as general trade mark portfolio management. The team has particular expertise in the gaming and life sciences sectors, especially on trade mark and patent-related matters. The practice is headed up by Przemyslaw Walasek, who brings expertise in internet domain infringement and IP disputes to his role. Bartosz Świdrak is also a key member of the team, providing knowledge of the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Przemysław Walasek

Autres avocats clés:

Bartosz Świdrak

Les références

‘I appreciate the team’s integrity and moral standing.’

‘I have always experienced a very professional service, always responsive, on time and effective.’

Principaux clients


William Grant & Sons Limited

Comcast Corporation

Exit Games GmbH

Tama Group

Aquarius Management


TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited

CD Projekt Red/GOG

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing a famous cartoonist and graphic artist in a copyright infringement case.
  • Advising Polpharma on intellectual property issues, in particular on contributory liability for patent infringement under Polish law.

Wolf Theiss

At Wolf Theiss, clients of the IP practice stem from the life sciences, technology, online gaming and production of consumer goods sectors. The team handles the gamut of patent, trade mark and copyright litigation and negotiations. Leading the practice is Jakub Pietrasik, who is ably supported by Marcin Rudnik.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jakub Pietrasik

Autres avocats clés:

Marcin Rudnik

Les références

‘Excellent team; responsive, commercial, practical and sophisticated.’

‘Jakub Pietrasik and his team are excellent IP lawyers.’

Principaux clients

Fool’s Theory

JMR Technologies


Fidia Farmaceutici

BHM Group


VentureFruit Global


Burda Media Polska

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Fool’s Theory on the preparation and negotiation of a new game development agreement.
  • Advising JMR Technologies on matters related to IP protection and software development.
  • Advising VentureFruit Global Limited on the preparation and negotiation of licensing agreements for testing new fruit varieties to be grown in Poland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia or Greece.