Not every use of a trademark is sufficient to maintain registration rights

Placing a trademark on items given free-of-charge to customers does not constitute “genuine use” of a trademark required to maintain the registration.

First judgment in favour of a customer who lost money on currency hedging

The court held that the bank misled the customer by failing to warn of the risk associated with currency forward contracts. But each claim must be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Court may not decide on its own about impartiality of judges

Barring an interlocutory appeal from an order of an appellate court denying a motion to recuse a judge is unconstitutional.

Tiffany to shoemaker: don’t tread on me

A renowned trademark may be protected in Poland even if the mark is not used or registered here.