Civil proceedings in intellectual property cases
Lena Marcinoska-Boulangé is the co-author of a commentary for litigators and judges, published by Wolters Kluwer, on proceedings before the specialised intellectual property courts introduced in 2020.
Law for game development
The video game industry faces a range of unique legal problems. In this publication we address issues of intellectual property, employment law, and taxation, as well as less obvious regulatory aspects. Across 70 pages, we write about the use in games of objects from the real world, legal protection of games and concepts, in-game advertising, tax relief under the IP Box, employment in the game...
Legal aspects of media activity
The report is devoted to legal issues related to the functioning of the media—both traditional and tech-based. We discuss some of the most important practical issues of media activity and challenges for editors, publishers, broadcasters and journalists. We write about the bounds of permissible criticism, cooperation with influencers, protection of catchphrases from films, issues connected with...
Changes in trademark regulations
Amendments to the Industrial Property Law entered into force on 16 March 2019. Although they are not revolutionary, they will clearly exert a great practical impact. The changes are primarily designed to achieve consistency between the Polish and EU systems for trademark protection. For example, the definition of a trademark has been revised by eliminating the requirement that the mark must be...
The series of publications marking the 30th anniversary of Wardyński & Partners offers a concise cross-section of texts summarising and synthesising our first 30 years of practice. Drawing from our experiences, we present visions and solutions for the future. The second volume is focused on innovations.
Intellectual property protection on the alcoholic beverages market
Can an advertiser run afoul of the alcohol advertising rules by advertising simple fruit juice? How can producers demonstrate the renown of a trademark for spirits? Is it permissible to allude to geography when the product has little in common with the region? What rules govern the permissible use of famous names for products? Can the name of an alcoholic beverage be misleading? Can the...
Intellectual property protection on the cosmetics and perfumes market
Our new publication is devoted entirely to the cosmetics and perfumes industry, as well as issues of intellectual property protection and processes specific to the industry. We also write about whether scent can be protected, whether distributors can be prohibited from selling luxury goods online, and the issues disputed between entities from the industry.