We recommend an article written by Michał Radkowski and published on Wirtualnemedia.pl under the title “Radio station from Tunisia plays RMF FM jingles. “Someone recorded them or downloaded them from the Internet”. The commentary on the case of the Tunisian RM FM radio jingle by Marcin Mioduszewski, a lawyer, deserves special attention of those interested in legal protection of sound forms emitted in radio broadcasts. “Even such short musical forms as a jingle can be protected. Although not all of them are always creative enough to constitute a work within the meaning of the copyright law, there are still related rights which protect a recording (phonogram) and musical and vocal performances. Such, especially short, forms can also be claimed as sound trademarks.” Read more at the link: https://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/stacja-radiowa-tunezja-rm-fm-gra-dzingle-rmf-fm-lamanie-prawa
We ended May with a lecture “Law in the fashion industry” conducted for the “IP STUDENT” project – Scientific Circle of Intellectual Property Law TBSP UJ by Attorney Zuzanna Ochońska. It is always a great pleasure to be able to share our knowledge with a student audience interested in the topic of regulation in the fashion industry.
On 20-21 May 2021, the General Scientific Conference “Open access management of scientific and didactic resources – standards, tools, good practices” was held, organised by the Jagiellonian Library within the framework of the project “Open access repository of scientific and didactic output” of the Jagiellonian University. Sybilla Stanisławska-Kloc, PhD, co-participated in a panel on digital educational use of works in the face of new teaching realities (cross-border activities) and Michał Wyrwiński, PhD, participated in a panel on open access in grant funded research projects.
Once again, we had the opportunity to conduct training for attorneys at law from the Katowice Bar. Last year, Mr. Sroczynski spoke about competition law, and on 11 May 2021, Dr. Michał Markiewicz presented the boundaries between plagiarism and inspiration in copyright law. We would like to thank Dean Zbigniew Głodny for the invitation, our Colleague Tomasz Ogłódek for organisational assistance, and all our Colleagues from the Katowice Bar, which is not only geographically close to us, for their participation and activity.
Our law firm and Mr. Jaroslaw Sroczynski, as in the past years, have received nominations in three legal rankings – Chambers Europe 2021, WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2020 and Global Competition Review (GCR 100) 2021, in the field of competition law.
Wolters Kluwer Publishing House has published a 2-volume publication edited by Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz – “Copyright Laws. Commentaries”, 2020. The publication comprehensively discusses three interconnected acts: on copyright and related rights, on protection of databases and on collective management of copyright and related rights. Our lawyers: dr Michał Markiewicz, dr Sybilla Stanisławska-Kloc, dr Jakub Chwalba and dr hab. Michał Wyrwiński are co-authors of this publications.