Pending or announced changes in Polish law affecting the market

22.03.2018

The latest edition of our publication “Pending or announced changes in Polish law affecting the market—selected issues” is now out!It offers a summary of changes across twenty areas of law, and is particularly valuable for identifying the targets of current and planned changes and outlining […]

Conflict of interest in public procurement

22.03.2018

In public procurement, persons acting for the contracting authority must not have a conflict of interest, or they must be excluded. A contractor can also be excluded from a tender if its ties to the contracting authority could affect the result of the procedure.

A portfolio of receivables as collateral: Pledge or assign?

22.03.2018

In various types of financing transactions, one of the borrower’s main assets is a portfolio of receivables, e.g. under leases (when financing commercial property) or under loans (when the borrower is in the business of granting loans). In such cases, the lender seeking effective security will often require such a portfolio to serve as collateral.

Can a figurative trademark also be a position trademark?

22.03.2018

Genuine commercial exploitation of a trademark can also be shown when a position trademark is used in combination with other graphic elements.

CJEU on transparency of medicine registration data

15.03.2018

On 5 February 2018 year the CJEU issued long-awaited judgments in three cases in one day concerning release to third parties of medicinal product registration documentation. These rulings confirm the European Medicines Agency’s current data transparency policy. How are conflicting interests weighed regarding release of medicine registration data?

Existing power installations to undergo innovative overhaul

15.03.2018

The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) is testing pre-commercial procurement on the energy market. More such projects will soon be launched in other sectors. What is PCP and who can benefit from it?