most interesting rulings

Damages for online copyright infringement

It is hard to assess the scale of copyright infringement when it occurs on the internet. Proving the amount of the injury is one of the challenges facing the copyright holder. Lump-sum damages can help. This issue was recently addressed by the Warsaw Court of Appeal—a good occasion to cover a few ground rules for how to proceed in cases of this type.

Repair clause in disputes over replacement parts

The new ruling by the Court of Justice on the “repair clause” gives more freedom to manufacturers of non-original replacement parts.

Prohibition of online sales of luxury products?

Can an authorized retailer be prohibited from selling online or on a third-party online platform?

Transferring the registered office of a Polish company abroad does not require the company to be liquidated in Poland

The Court of Justice has ruled that under the EU principle of freedom of establishment, transfer of the registered office of a Polish company abroad within the European Economic Area cannot be conditioned on conducting liquidation of the company in Poland.

Coordination of commercial policy and exhaustion of trademark rights

The advocate general at the Court of Justice has issued his opinion on parallel Schweppes trademarks functioning in different EEA countries and registered for separate proprietors.

The scope of authority of the representative of a foreign undertaking in a Polish branch

Can the scope of authority of the representative of a foreign undertaking in a Polish branch be limited in practice to comply with the principal’s expectations?