On November 19, 2018 the Patent Office announced the results of the 16th edition of the competition for the best scientific work on intellectual property in 2018. Among the doctoral dissertations honoured by the Minister of Science and Higher Education was “Management of the common copyright law”, written by Dr. Michał Markiewicz. Congratulations!
A new book of Professor Markiewicz, “The illustrated copyright law”, has been published in October 2018 by Wolters Kluwer. The book is a comprehensive compendium of all aspects of copyright law. Similarly to the previous book of Prof. Markiewicz, “Playing with copyright law”, also in this publication the legal analyses were enriched by interesting, sometimes astonishing examples presenting on illustrations how copyright law works in practice.
Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz has commented for prawo.pl the copyright implications of the current high-profile case of the claims of Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski regarding additional remuneration for the game “Wiedźmin”. See the link:
On October 1, 2018 the Jagiellonian University celebrated the inauguration of the new academic year 2018/2019. During the ceremony at the Auditorium Maxiumum, Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz delivered a lecture entitled “Artificial intelligence and intellectual property”, presenting new challenges for intellectual property stemming from various aspects of artificial intelligence.
On June 21, 2018, Mr. Sroczyński participated in the gala dinner and roundtable discussion on the use of economic evidence in merger control and antitrust. The event was organized by Concurrences, White & Case and Compass Lexecon. Mr. Marek Niechciał, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, was keynote speaker at this event.
On June 20, 2018, the Centre of Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw (CARS) organized a conference on “The Draft Directive on Unfair Commercial Practices in the Food Supply Chain and Polish Act on Counteracting the Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage”. Mr. Sroczyński was speaking in a panel on practical aspects of enforcement of the Law on Contractual Advantage, presenting the issue of qualification of farm animals as “agricultural or food products” in the meaning of this Law. Our law firm was one of the co-organizers of the conference.