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About Us

Ryszard Skubisz Kancelaria Prawno-Patentowa was established by Prof. Ryszard Skubisz in 2002. Our Firm’s area of expertise centers on industrial property law, copyright law, unfair competition and antitrust law.

We specialize in solving problems on the crossroads of polish and European law with regard to intellectual property and copyright issues. 

Our practice involves the representation of our Clients in front of the Polish Patent Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante, administrative, civil and penal courts as well as the EU courts in Luxembourg.

Furthermore we assist our Clients in reaching license agreements, delimitation agreements, joint research agreements, as well as trade mark assignment agreements.

We provide legal assistance with regard to copyright law in the area of digital exploitation of works, protection of databases and media law.

Our Firm and especially Prof. Skubisz are regarded as leaders in the field of trade mark law. This is confirmed by our various awards and honors.

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz was mentioned once again as one of the TRADE MARK STARS in trade mark law and copyright law litigation by Managing Intellectual Property

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz – recommended lawyer – in the area of Intellectual property law, industrial property law and copyright law

Skubisz IP Law Firm has been named the "Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year 2018 for Poland" by Managing Intellectual Property

Ryszard Skubisz IP Law Firm was chosen as one of the top-five recommended law firms in Poland dealing with trademarks. The ranking was published by The Trademark Lawyer Magazine as part of the "The European Trademark Ranking 2018".

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz was mentioned as one of the TRADE MARK STARS, and was ranked as no. 2 lawyer in trade mark law and copyright law litigation

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz was once again recommended as a Luminary in the area of trade mark law in "The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018” ranking published by World Trademark Review 1000

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz was mentioned as one of the TRADE MARK STARS, and was ranked as no. 2 lawyer in trade mark law and copyright law litigation

Ryszard Skubisz Kancelaria Prawno-Patentowa – Recommended Law Firm - in the area of Intellectual property law, industrial property law and copyright law

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz was once again recommended as a Luminary in the area of trade mark law in "The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017” ranking published by World Trademark Review 1000

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz – recommended lawyer – in the area of Intellectual property law, industrial property law and copyright law

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz was once again recommended as a Luminary in the area of trade mark law in "The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016” ranking published by World Trademark Review 1000

Prof. Ryszard Skubisz was mentioned as one of the TRADE MARK STARS, and was ranked as no. 2 lawyer in trade mark law and copyright law litigation

Clara Non Sunt
Interpretanda

Our Offer

  • TRADEMARK LAW

  • Unfair Competition law

  • Industrial design law

  • Copyright Law

  • Antitrust law

  • Protection of internet domain names

  • IT consulting

  • Ochrona danych osobowych (RODO)

SKUBISZ Law Firm offers full legal services in the area of trademarks.

Our law firm and Professor Skubisz are considered to be leaders in the field of trademark law, which is proven by awards and recommendations we have received over the past few years.

Legal services offered by SKUBISZ Law Firm cover a full range of issues related to trademarks, in particular:

The process of registering a trade mark with our Firm starts with a thorough examination of the trademark’s registrability in relation to absolute grounds of refusal. At the request of our Clients we also conduct an analysis of the trademark’s possible collisions with third parties earlier IP rights on the territory of Poland, EU or other designated jurisdictions.

We prepare the full documentation necessary for filing applications for trademark registrations in chosen jurisdictions.

In cooperation with leading specialized law firm we register national trademarks in countries outside the EU, especially in China, India, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada or South American jurisdictions.

We offer our Clients a full range of services with regard to monitoring and maintenance of registered and applied for trademarks. These services mainly include, maintaining the rights of registered national, EU or international trademarks, as well as administrating and monitoring Client’s trademark portfolios with focus on periodic searches for possible trademark collisions with new or existing trademarks.

Administering our Client’s trademark portfolios, monitoring their trademarks or representing our Clients in disputes frequently involves conducting negotiations and preparing relevant agreements, such as trademark delimitation agreements, trademark assignment agreements or coexistence agreements.

Our expertise in this field is abundant and is not limited to the above mentioned types of agreements. We also advise our Clients and prepare trademark license agreements or cooperation agreements.

We have gained extensive experience in handling disputes concerning the granting of protection rights for trademarks or dismissing such protection. Our team of litigators represents Clients in such proceedings before the Polish Patent Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the competent courts for these proceedings, including the administrative courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Our Firm’s litigators represent Polish and foreign Clients in court proceedings concerning infringement of trademarks’ rights. This representation regards all stages of the proceedings before the common courts of law, including in particular the Court for Community Trademarks and Industrial Designs in Warsaw. Our team of lawyers has extensive and recognizable experience in this area, including cases with regard to non-traditional trademarks, such as three-dimensional marks, color trademarks or color combination trademarks, as well as cases involving the “trade dress” of products.

Skubisz Law Firm has extensive experience in matters related to parallel trade within the European Economic Area. The scope of our specialization covers issues relating to the admissibility of parallel trade in the context of the protection of trademarks’ rights, other intellectual property rights as well as unfair competition law provisions. In particular, the parallel trade of medicinal products, cosmetics and spare parts for cars.

With regard to this area our Firm provides legal services in both the preliminary assessment of the legal admissibility of parallel trade of specific products, including assistance in the formulation of agreements and regulations on the basis of which such business activity is to be carried out. We also represent our Clients in disputes at the pre-trial stage and during court proceedings. Our team of lawyers has represented successfully Clients in court proceedings concerning parallel trade cases at all stages of the proceedings.

SKUBISZ Law Firm offers legal advice on issues related to combating unfair competition.

Our legal team has extensive experience in consulting and representing Clients in cases related to unfair competition law. This representation involves assisting Clients when they are the party entitled to raise claims of unfair competition acts as well as when they are the party indicated as to allegedly committing unfair competition acts.

SKUBISZ Law Firm provides a full spectrum of services in this field, including:

          assessment of entrepreneurs’ planned or current activities, in order to protect the Clients against acts of unfair competitions as well as to evaluate if their
business activities are in compliance with the appropriate law provisions;
          assessment of contracts and agreements in terms of their compliance with competition law;
          assessment of product packaging, product labelling and advertising briefs in terms of their compliance with the provisions of unfair competition laws;
          providing advice and preparing legal opinions with respect to combating unfair competition;
          representing Clients in disputes regarding acts of unfair competition law, both at the pre-trial period as well as at all the stages of court proceedings;
          providing legal advise in cases related to unfair competition resolved outside court proceedings.

Our scope of expertise in this area includes in particular cases involving:

The principal form of an act of unfair competition is the unauthorized use of the effects of someone else’s work and the use of the expenditure of forces and means made to achieve that work by another entity in their business activity. Such defined wrongful act is sanctioned in the Polish law on the basis of art. 3 (1) of the Act on combating unfair competition.

SKUBISZ Law Firm represents Clients in numerous court and out of court proceedings, where the act of unfair competition was defined as taking unfair advantage of the reputation of a third party’s trademark know as parasitism. In particular these cases involve the imitation of a product’s trade dress or its defective shape. The experience obtained by our team of litigators gives our Law Firm the necessary knowledge to provide professional assistance in this area. This assistance is given to our Clients both at the preliminary assessment of the planned activities taken by our Clients in order to minimize the legal risks associated with the allegations of parasitism, as well as representing Clients whose interests have been infringed or threatened by parasitic actions of market competitors.

An indication of products or services, which may mislead customers in relation to its significant features constitutes an act of unfair competition. This includes a confusing indication of a product with relation to its origin. Such defined actions are sanctioned in the Polish law on the basis of art. 10 of the Act on combating unfair competition.

SKUBISZ Law Firm’s attorneys have comprehensive and valuable experience in leading cases involving misleading indication of products or services. The legal assistance provided in this area involves the full range of services, starting from the evaluation of product packaging and ending with the representation of Clients in this area in necessary court proceedings.

One of SKUBISZ Law Firm’s specializations includes the area of unfair advertising as one of the acts of unfair competition, defined in art. 16 of the polish Act on combating unfair competition. The Firm’s attorneys and most of all Prof. Ryszard Skubisz, combine their practical experience with their profound theoretical expertise. This gained theoretical knowledge is manifested in numerous law publications on unfair advertising. This includes a chapter on the invoked law provision which is a part of the leading commentary on the polish unfair competition law edited by Prof. Szwaja.

SKUBISZ Law Firm provides full assistance in this area. Starting with the evaluation of proposed single ads or ad campaigns and ending with the representation of Clients in front of courts and administrative bodies dealing with combating unfair competition.

The disturbance of the functioning of entrepreneur’s business activity as a consequence of the acts of a market competitor constitutes one of the unnamed acts of unfair competition. It is sanction in the polish law system by article 3 (1) of the Act on unfair competition.

SKUBISZ Law Firm’s Attorneys have extensive practical knowledge in this field. In the past years they have represented Clients in precedent legal disputes, which were based on such acts of disturbing of the functioning of entrepreneur’s business activity as launching groundless legal proceedings against market competitors or disseminating correspondence to Clients with misleading information about market competitors.

SKUBISZ Law Firm provides full array of assistance in this area. Beginning with providing legal opinions, through conducting negotiations in order to achieve out of court agreements and ending in representing Clients in court proceedings.

SKUBISZ Law Firm counsels and supports clients on the registration of industrial designs.

We offer legal advice in cases related to industrial designs in Poland, in the European Union and worldwide.

Our services include:

          representing national and international clients
          preparing documents for national, international and EU applications
          assisting in obtaining exclusive rights before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UP), the  European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO),
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
          handling disputes
          maintaining industrial property rights in force, offering legal services in relation to license agreements, agreements to transfer a right

SKUBISZ Law Firm offers legal advice in the field of copyright law.

Our lawyers have vast experience and expertise in this area. Our clients include national and international organisations connected with the media, software producers, film studios, record companies, publishing houses and artists.  

We offer advice and representation in all aspects of creating works protectable under the Copyright Act.

We draw up and negotiate copyright license agreements.

We advise on the infringement of copyrights and provide court representation in infringement proceedings. We are also adept at prosecuting copyright piracy.

SKUBISZ Law Firm has extensive experience in conducting antitrust cases on behalf of Polish and international companies.

We offer the following services in the field of antitrust law:

          counselling on preparing and negotiating agreements and principles of cooperation under antitrust law
          representing our clients before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) in antitrust proceedings and in cases related to consolidation of
companies
         
assisting in preparing advertising campaigns, promotional events reflecting consumer interests protected by the law and other entities on the market

SKUBISZ Law Firm has vast experience in providing legal assistance to companies and natural persons in domain names disputes.

Our lawyers provide professional legal services in the following fields:

          examining registrability of internet domain names and registering such names
          recovering infringed domain names through negotiations
          monitoring the Internet to identify the infringement of a trademark
          preparing legal opinions and contracts related to internet domain names
–      representing Clients in judicial proceedings against infringements on the Internet

The lawyers of SKUBISZ Law Firm have vast experience in providing legal service to companies in the IT field.

We provide legal assistance on IT projects and legal services.

We offer among other things:

          preparing, giving opinions on and negotiating contracts related to IT solutions and services
          preparing templates of legal documents (contracts, agreements etc.) for IT enterprises
          legal analysis of prospective IT undertakings, preparing regulations and terms and conditions
          legal assistance in handling disputes related to the implementation of IT projects
          legal services related to claims of counterparties, clients and users, including assistance in choosing the best method of settling the dispute.

Kancelaria SKUBISZ świadczy kompleksową pomoc prawną w zakresie ochrony danych osobowych.

Oferujemy Państwu pomoc we wdrażaniu, analizowaniu, aktualizowaniu i dostosowywaniu systemu ochrony danych osobowych zgodnie z obowiązującymi przepisami prawnymi.

Przygotujemy wzory zgód, umów oraz klauzul informacyjnych dotyczących legalnego przetwarzania danych osobowych, które będą zgodne zarówno z przepisami prawa, jak i ze specyfiką Państwa działalności.

Dokonujemy weryfikacji procedur i dokumentów już wdrożonych. Doradzamy na bieżąco, w jaki sposób dbać o dane osobowe osób fizycznych, w szczególności pracowników, klientów oraz partnerów biznesowych.

Przygotowujemy kompleksową dokumentację związaną z ochroną danych osobowych, a w szczególności politykę bezpieczeństwa informacji, instrukcję zarządzania systemami informatycznymi, upoważnienia, ewidencje i oświadczenia. Pomagamy w przeprowadzaniu analizy ryzyka.

Z uwagi na konieczność przeprowadzenia działań zwiększających świadomość pracowników przetwarzających dane osobowe oferujemy doradztwo i szkolenia zarówno dla administratorów danych osobowych, Inspektorów Ochrony Danych Osobowych, a także dla pozostałych pracowników mających dostęp do danych osobowych.

Doradzamy i proponujemy rozwiązania dla niestandardowych problemów związanych z danymi osobowymi.

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