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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Nov 25, 2015 (Newsletter Issue 18/15)
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Amendments to Industrial Property Law

On July 24, 2015, the Polish Parliament adopted an act amending the Polish Act on Industrial Property Law dated June 30, 2000. The amendments include changes in regulations concerning trademarks, industrial designs and patents.

Key changes in trademark law are for example that the changes extend the possibility of obtaining a joint right of protection for a trademark by introducing the possibility to grant in the name of each entity.

Another significant change is introducing the institution of “letters of consent”. Once it is in force, the Patent Office will be able to apply a legislative provision in a statutory manner and accept letters of consent in all the cases involving collision of a trademark with prior rights held by third parties.

Please see the article of Ms Monika Witkowska of the law firm Kulikowska & Kulikowski for further information here

The full text of the amended act can be seen in the original language here

Source: Kulikowska & Kulikowski, Poland