🔵 In today’s Rzeczpospolita, I addressed the topic of protecting the appearance of a product, pointing out firstly the principle of permissibility of imitation, but secondly trying to determine to what extent it is limited in many areas of intellectual property law. Thus, I write about what slavish imitation is in the Unfair Competition Law and to what extent the external appearance of a product (design) can be protected by copyright, industrial designs and trademarks. 👉 The topic of cumulative protection by intellectual property rights is fascinating, it shows how many conflicts between the interests of different market players have not yet been precisely resolved – but it is worth being aware of the existing dangers or opportunities. ➡️ Link to article for Subscribers: https://www.rp.pl/biznes/art39361911-wyglad-produktu-czy-dozwolone-jest-kopiowanie-jak-chroniony-jest-design?fbclid=IwAR0L_UwQzWmIhVTL5cveteaPm7bgU9lUZlC4k9698yb6w0Cv2QMXa9tjGBE
🔵 In today’s Rzeczpospolita, Dr. Michal Markiewicz writes about the durability of a license agreement in copyright law. This is because not everyone realizes that if you do not specify the duration of the license, it will expire after 5 years. An even bigger surprise is related to contracts for a fixed term longer than 5 years. The possibility to terminate them already after 5 years was in principle supposed to protect the creator, but in reality it leads to the opposite effect and the forcing of agreements transferring rights, even though it does not correspond to the interests of the creator, but also to the expectations of the other party to the contract.
👉 So how to deal with license agreements that must be concluded for a long time?
➡️ Publicly available excerpt from the article: https://archiwum.rp.pl/artykul/1504331-Wypowiadalnosc-umowy-licencyjnej:-ochrona-tworcy-czy-wrecz-przeciwnie.html?fbclid=IwAR2EmJlMCdeZdrjFRivRa7QxEVG6fdOiH0XCU-MHV01IoGQJZnY3vL9N1dg
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