Prof. dr hab. Janusz Barta

The legal views expressed by Prof. Janusz Barta in his publications have been frequently used as a source of reference in precedential court cases, in arbitration or in the business practice of companies and authors. Prof. Barta conducted pioneer analyses of entirely new legal developments and categories, as these were entering into the business practice of Poland. By way of an example, his legal analyses of the Internet, of cable TV and of open source software can be mentioned.

Prof. Janusz Barta has considerable achievements in the development of Polish IP legislation. He was member of several commissions preparing new draft laws or legislative opinions in the field of copyright and privacy laws, the protection of databases and in unfair competition law. He is also a recognized specialist in the European Community and international aspects of intellectual property laws and of privacy laws.

Prof. Janusz Barta has been advising businesses for nearly 20 years, primarily in the form of legal opinions, consultations, day-to-day assistance and monitoring court cases in IP matters.

For many years he has performed the function of member of the Supervisory Boards of large Polish companies, including a company active in the field of IT.

Prof. Barta is an arbitrator of the Court of Conciliation for Internet Domains of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He is a member of the Commission on Law of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of ATRIP, the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property. He is also an editor of Volume XII (Copyright Law) of the “System of Private Law” and a member of the Editorial Committees of several legal periodicals (“Computer Law Review”, “Państwo i Prawo”, “Przegląd Prawa Handlowego”, „Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego” and “Zeszyty Naukowe UJ”). He is the winner of a prestigious international legal prize, granted in 1985 by CISAC (Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Auteurs et Compositeurs) for the best doctoral thesis on copyright law.