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19.07 2024

DR. MICHAŁ MARKIEWICZ FOR RZECZPOSPOLITA – WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF INACTION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.

Yesterday’s Rzeczpospolita featured an interview with me regarding young inventors and the dangers lurking for them from intellectual property rights. What they should know and what prospects should be created for them so that we all benefit in the future. The interview was inspired by Rzeczpospolita’s new contest, entitled: “Young Inventor. We are looking for a Polish Sam Altman.” Let’s look for many of them!!! Link to the interview: https://www.rp.pl/abc-firmy/art40829791-poczatkujacy-wynalazcy-potrzebuja-ochrony-prawnej Link to the contest website: https://mlodywynalazca.rp.pl/

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16.07 2024

DR. MICHAŁ MARKIEWICZ FOR RZECZPOSPOLITA – WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF INACTION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.

In today’s Rzeczpospolita, Dr. Michal Markiewicz writes about selected dangers of inaction by intellectual property rights holders. This is because it is worth remembering that procrastination in taking appropriate action can have very harsh consequences, including dismissal of a lawsuit and limiting the ability to raise claims also against future infringements. In the text, he draws attention, among other things, to: the time limit for applying for injunctive relief, the consequences of tolerating the use of a trademark that interferes with another, previously registered one, the plea of “venire contra factum proprium” and the differences between the above plea and the institution of the statute of limitations. Link to article: https://www.rp.pl/biznes/art40810871-jakie-sa-konsekwencje-bezczynnosci-w-prawie-wlasnosci-intelektualnej

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02.07 2024

DR. MICHAŁ MARKIEWICZ FOR RZECZPOSPOLITA – RELATED RIGHTS VERSUS COPYRIGHT – DIFFERENCES AND CONSTRUCTIONS

In today’s Rzeczpospolita, Dr Michał Markiewicz writes about related rights and the differences in their regulation relative to copyright, in particular focusing on the right to artistic performance, the right to the phonogram and the right to the videogram. Among other questions, in the text he answers: what is the difference between the exercise of copyright and the indicated related rights? What are the differences between copyright and related rights? To what extent does the use of related rights not infringe them but involves the obligation to pay remuneration (and what differences exist in this regard between the rights of performers and the rights to the phonogram and videogram)? Link to article for Rzeczpospolita subscribers: https://www.rp.pl/biznes/art40742641-prawa-pokrewne-a-prawo-autorskie-roznice-i-konstrukcje

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27.06 2024

ATTORNEY EWELINA BOSEK FOR PRAWO.PL – USE OF A TRADEMARK – FOR THE DESIGNATION OF AN ENTERPRISE OR ONLY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES?

The Prawo.pl portal’s “5 minutes about IP” featured an article by attorney Ewelina Bosek titled: Using a trademark – to mark a business, or only goods and services? “When expanding our business and deciding to protect a mark, we usually apply for it out of caution for a wider range of goods and services. This has both advantages and disadvantages. There is then a greater risk that the mark will be challenged in oppositions or cancellation applications, but at the same time we benefit – at least for a while – from broader protection.” Issues addressed: Consequences of a broad list of goods and services; Distribution of third-party brand goods vs. trademark; Practice of authorities and courts; Practical conclusions – a broader perspective. Link to article: https://www.prawo.pl/biznes/jak-nie-stracic-prawa-do-znaku-towarowego,527312.html?

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24.06 2024

RANKING OF “RZECZPOSPOLITA” 2024 – 7 HONORS FOR MSM: LEADER LAW FIRM IN 2 FIELDS, RECOMMENDED LAW FIRM IN 1, LEADER LAWYERS IN 2 FIELDS AND 1 RECOMMENDED LAWYER

In the XXII edition of the nationwide Ranking of Law Firms 2024 organized by Rzeczpospolita, the Markiewicz Sroczynski Mioduszewski law firm was once again recognized in its practice areas. In total, we received 7 distinctions: Title of Law Firm – Leader in two areas: Intellectual Property Law; Competition and Antitrust Law; And the title of Recommended Law Firm in the field of: TMT (Information Technology, Media, Telecommunications). In addition, in the category of lawyers, the Field Leaders were Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz – “Intellectual Property Law”; attorney Jaroslaw Sroczynski – “Competition and Antitrust Law”; while the Recommended Lawyers are: mec. Marcin Mioduszewski – “TMT (information technology, media, telecommunications)” Dr. Michal Markiewicz – “Intellectual Property Law”. More about the ranking on the Rzeczpospolita website: https://rankingi.rp.pl/rankingkancelarii/2024

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19.06 2024

DR. MICHAŁ MARKIEWICZ FOR RZECZPOSPOLITA – EURO 2024 AND BENEFITS: THE COMPANY HAS COST AND THE EMPLOYEE HAS REVENUE

Today’s Rzeczpospolita featured an article by editor Nadia Senkowska with a short commentary by Dr. Michal Markiewicz on the practices of UEFA and FIFA in securing intellectual property rights in connection with the organization of football tournaments (European and World Cups). What was not included in the text was the observation that: UEFA and FIFA activities cannot monopolize all commercial activities around the tournament, which is, after all, a social event. Therefore, the production of shirts, balls or other gadgets for fans in connection with the tournament taking place is not prohibited, as long as their designs are not the same or confusingly similar to the originals, and the way they are promoted does not encroach on the legally protected interests of the tournament organizer. However, the determination of the limits of the protection granted requires an individual assessment of the specific circumstances of the case. Link to article available to subscribers: https://www.rp.pl/podatki/art40660101-euro-2024-i-benefity-firma-ma-koszt-pracownik-przychod?

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18.06 2024

DR MICHAL MARKIEWICZ FOR THE RZECZPOSPOLITA – FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS FOR MASS CREATION OF WORKS

In today’s Rzeczpospolita, Dr. Michal Markiewicz writes about the problem of contracts that concern the creation of a large, unspecified number of works in the future. The problem raises the following questions, among others: Is it permissible to conclude an agreement that does not specify what is to be created in the future? Does the requirement of written form under pain of invalidity limit the freedom of the parties to cooperate? Does the market practice of mail order correspond to the statutory requirements provided for contracts transferring copyrights? How to safely specify the subject matter of the framework agreement? What if the contract does not implement the statutory requirements for its validity? Link: https://www.rp.pl/biznes/art40653181-umowy-ramowe-na-masowe-tworzenie-utworow-tresc-i-wymagana-forma

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