intellectual property

Battle with counterfeiters may get easier

More and more pirated goods are being seized by customs officials, according to this year’s report from the European Commission on enforcement of intellectual property rights by EU customs officials.

Czechs win Budweiser name in Europe

The dispute over the Budweiser name in Europe is now over. The European Court of Justice upheld the opposition by the Czech company Budějovický Budvar to an application by the American company Anheuser-Busch to register the Budweiser trademark for beer.

Preparation and use of adaptations of a construction design – basic issues

Lawyers from the Infrastructure, Transport and Public Procurement practice group at Wardyński & Partners explain how to lawfully make revisions to a construction design.

Anna Pompe: Polish distributors often unknowingly infringe trademarks

An interview with Anna Pompe, a partner at Wardyński & Partners, co-head of the Intellectual Property practice group

Is it legal to use someone else’s trademark in Internet advertising?

Use of other people’s trademarks as keywords may constitute trademark infringement if it is done without consent of the holder and the advertising steered to by the keywords may suggest legal or commercial ties between the advertiser and the holder.

May products be marked with national symbols?

Polish national symbols, such as the coat of arms (a white eagle with a golden crown on a red background), the red and white flag, and the national anthem (Dąbrowski’s Mazurka), enjoy special legal protection.