We have the pleasure to inform that as of February 1, 2019, Dr. Michał Wyrwiński has become our new Counsel. Dr. Wyrwiński is an attorney-at-law, specialising in copyright, consumer and internet laws, protection of personal rights and litigation. He is also an assistant professor in the Intellectual Property Law Institute of the Jagiellonian University and author of a large number of legal publications. See the full professional biography of Dr. Michał Wyrwiński.
We have the pleasure to inform that as of February 1, 2019, Dr. Michał Markiewicz has joined our law firm as a Partner. Dr. Markiewicz is an attorney-at-law specialising in intellectual property law, especially copyright law, protection of personal rights and contract law. He combines advising clients with academic work at the Jagiellonian University. The new role of Dr. Markiewicz as a Partner of M&S will contribute to our further development, broadening the scope of legal services provided to our Clients. See the full professional biography of Dr. Michał Markiewicz.
On December 3, 2018 a leading legal portal prawo.pl has published an interview with Mr. Sroczyński, concerning the overlapping competences of the OCCP and the new data protection regulator, UODO. The overlap appears in the area of protection of collective consumer interests. It is important to precisely distinguish between the enforcement powers of these two authorities, as each of them may impose significant financial fines on undertakings violating the law. See the interview:
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.