Litigation and law in Poland


Cases concerning anti-competitive practices and merger control are handled by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK). A decision by the President of UOKiK may be appealed to the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection. Civil courts resolve disputes concerning claims […]

Media law

The area of media law is broad, reflecting the diversity of media activity. Media law concerns issues relating to copyright, press law, advertising law, broadcasting and supply of audiovisual media services, as well as the Internet. Disputes arising from media activity may be resolved before […]

Corporate law, corporate restructuring and trade contracts

Legal acts by business entities in Poland are recorded in registers reflecting information deemed to be essential to the public interest. In the corporate area, the main laws are the Commercial Companies Code, the National Court Register Act of 20 August 1997, and the Civil […]

Intellectual property

Exclusive rights in Poland governing industrial property, i.e. trademarks, patents, industrial designs and utility models, as well as geographical designations, are registered by the Polish Patent Office. The office also reviews cases concerning invalidation and expiration of exclusive rights. Appeals in such cases take place […]

Consumer products

Consumer products are strictly regulated in Poland, particularly by the General Product Safety Act of 12 December 2003. Particular categories of products covered by the EU’s “new approach” directives are subject to separate and more detailed regulation under the Conformity Assessment System Act of 30 […]

Restructuring and bankruptcy

Bankruptcy & Recovery Law The Polish Bankruptcy & Recovery Law provides for a number of procedures in the event that a corporate debtor becomes insolvent or is threatened with insolvency. Insolvency means that a business is either unable to pay its debts as they become […]