IP Stars 2020 - Marek Łazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz
Congratulations to Marek
Łazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz - IP Stars in the 2020 edition of the IP Stars ranking
by Managing IP magazine. Marek and Justyna are ranked as both Patent and
LDS was also listed in
the Trade mark contentious 2020 category (Tier 2) and Trade mark prosecution
2020 (Tier 3) in the IP Stars ranking.
IP Stars ranking
identifies recommended law firms and practitioners for IP work as Patent and
Trademark Stars. More information and the full rankings are available here.
An article by Marek Łazewski and Andrzej Stelmachowski in FICPI IP NEWS (March 2020)
modifications in the system of resolving patent disputes in Poland – an article
by Marek Łazewski and Andrzej Stelmachowski in the latest edition of FICPI IP
NEWS. Find out more here.
An article by Krystyna Żurawska in ECTA Bulletin (March 2020)
In the latest edition
of ECTA Bulletin you will find a report on the Implementation of the Trade Marks Directive:
The Use of a Sign as a Trade or Company Name prepared by Krystyna Żurawska, Head
of Trademark Prosecution at LDS. Find out more here.
LDS included in the latest Chambers Europe 2020 ranking
We are delighted to announce that LDS has been
included in the latest Chambers Europe 2020 ranking. LDS is ranked in Band 2 in
the Intellectual Property practice area. We greatly appreciate the time our
Clients took to recommend LDS: "Sources appreciate the team's experience, with one
source saying: If I had a case in front of the Patent Office, I would go to
Marek Łazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz have also
been ranked individually. The details of the ranking are available here.
LDS ranked in the silver category in the WTR 1000 2020
We are very pleased to
be once again ranked in the silver category in the WTR 1000 ranking published recently
by The World Trademark Review:
"With a deep bench of
professionals, LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners provides an all-inclusive
trademark service and really shines in multi-jurisdictional disputes. Head of
the practice and current first deputy secretary general at the International
Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property is master tactician
Marek Łazewski; coming to the party in the most complex disputes, he has an
stellar track record defending international pharmaceuticals. Another
sharpshooting litigator in the firm’s ranks is Justyna Rasiewicz, who provides
clear and transparent advice to clients and ensures that no stone is left
unturned. Rounding up the trio of revered practitioners is Michal Siciarek - an
enforcement and litigation maestro who is "admired for his professional,
collaborative and business-oriented approach and his ability to look at issues
with a bird’s eye view”.
LDS partners have also
Marek Łazewski: gold
category in Enforcement and litigation; Prosecution and strategy
silver category in Enforcement and litigation
Michał Siciarek: Anti-counterfeiting,
bronze category in Enforcement and litigation
LDS once again recommended by Chambers and Partners Global Guide
We are very proud to be
included in the latest 2020 edition of the Chambers and Partners Global Guide.
LDS is ranked in Band 2 in the Intellectual Property practice area. Marek
Łazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz have also been ranked individually. The details
of the ranking are available here.
Civil law IP proceedings in Poland on the eve of a great change - specialized courts of intellectual property will be established.
On February 19th, 2020 the President of Poland signed the
amendment of the Polish Code of Civil Procedure introducing specialized intellectual
property courts in Poland. Most of the amended provisions will enter into
force on July 1, 2020. From that moment, intellectual property cases will be
heard by specialized IP courts only: 2 courts of appeal in Poznan and Warsaw
and 4 regional courts in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Poznan and Lublin (in place of the currently
existing 45 regional courts and 11 courts of appeal). Cases initiated before
the entry into force of the new provisions will continue according to the
The scope of matters covered by the new organization of the proceedings
is very broad, including:
of copyright and related rights,
utility and industrial designs,
of integrated circuits,
of other rights on intangible assets (intellectual property matters),
and combating unfair competition,
· the use of
a personal good for the purpose of e.g. advertising or promotion of an
entrepreneur, goods or services or in connection with scientific or inventive
The Regional Court in Warsaw will be exclusively competent in matters of
intellectual property regarding computer programs, inventions, utility models,
topographies of integrated circuits, plant varieties and trade secrets.
Foreseen amendment introduces new types of proceedings that will allow a
more comprehensive examination of IP disputes. Among others, the new bill
provides possibility to file counterclaims in infringement matters, with request
for invalidation or revocation of a trademark or for invalidation of an
industrial design. The new provisions cover
also requests for disclosing or issuing evidence held by the defendant, in
particular bank, financial or commercial documents concerning the infringement.
The amendment is widely considered as a positive change that will lead
to improving the quality of case law and its consistency.
LDS is the Polish Patent Litigation Firm of the Year 2020
Marek Lazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz listed in the newest IAM Global Leaders publication
We are proud and delighted to announce that Marek Lazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz are
listed among elite professionals presented in the newest IAM Global Leaders
publication, published on January 9, 2020. As described by IAM: "To qualify for
inclusion in IAM Global Leaders, individuals must be ranked in the gold
tier of the IAM Patent 1000, the market-leading annual directory that identifies
the top law and attorney firms and individuals in the world’s most important
patent jurisdictions.” The full list of global leaders is available
Workshop: "Remarkable power of IP protection of designs" during Forum Dobrego Designu
On December 5th, 2019
Marek Lazewski had a workshop presentation during the VII edition of Forum Dobrego
Designu. The presentation concerned the "Remarkable power of IP protection of designs". The report from the event is available here:
The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide
We are very pleased to
announce that The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide has
been published, with a chapter on Poland written by our partner Justyna
Rasiewicz. The whole chapter is available here.
INTA Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators Panel and Reception
Head of Trademark Practice at LDS, was one of the speakers at the INTA Young
Practitioners and Trademark Administrators Panel and Reception in Warsaw on
November 14, 2019. This event is organized for IP practitioners with less than
five years of professional experience.
LDS team represented by Marek Lazewski, Justyna Rasiewicz, Marta Sznajder and Krzysztof Dudzinski, PhD, took part in the
2019 AIPPI World Congress in London, from 15th to 18th September 2019. We are proud
to announce that our managing partner Marek Lazewski has been elected as Secretary
General of AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of
Intellectual Property) for two-year term.
2019 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners (TMAP) Meeting in Berlin
Krystyna Żurawska - Head
of Trademark Prosecution, and Agnieszka Żytowiecka - Validation and Renewals
Specialist, represented LDS at 2019 Trademark Administrators and
Practitioners (TMAP) Meeting organized by INTA. The
meeting took place in Berlin from September 15th to September
Michał Siciarek's article on the amendment to the Act of 16 April 1994 on combating unfair competition
Michał Siciarek is the author of an article on the amendment
to the Act of 16 April 1994 on combating unfair competition and other
provisions in connection with the implementation in Poland the Directive (EU)
2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the
protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)
against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (better known as the
Trade Secrets Directive) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32016L0943 The article is a part of a special edition of the Licensing Executives Society
International magazine on the implementation of this directive throughout the
European Union and beyond. https://www.lesi.org/les-nouvelles/les-nouvelles-online/september-2019
62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society
62nd Annual Scientific
Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society took place in Warsaw from 2nd to 6th September
2019. LDS had the pleasure to be one of the partners of this event. The details
and the programme of this meeting are available here: https://zjazdptchem2019.ch.pw.edu.pl/index.php/sponsorzy/
LDS ranked second in Poland in EUIPO’s Top 25 E-Users ranking
EUIPO has released its
list of the top 25 e-users for the second quarter of the year. We are proud to
announce that LDS has been ranked high second position among the Polish
The report includes TOP
25 e-representatives or groups of representatives (including associations,
lawyers, EUIPO professionals and employee representatives) that use electronic
e-filing for 99 % or more of their overall EUTM/RCD direct applications and
oppositions at EUIPO during the quarter.
the Poland contributor to INTA’s Cancellations Guide, we areexcited to
announce that the 2019 update is live. The details are available here: https://bit.ly/2XoWnKv.
Krystyna Zurawska elected ECTA Council Member
We are proud to
announce that Krystyna Zurawska, Head of Trademark Prosecution at LDS, has been
elected a Council Member of ECTA for the next two-year term (2019-2021).
Marek Lazewski among speakers of Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions conference
LDS partner Marek
Lazewski took part as an expert in a panel on Interpreting Article 3(d) of The
SPC Regulation: In Search of a New Formulation for a Known Active Ingredient.
This panel discussion was a part of the Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions
conference in Munich on June 25-26, 2019.
LDS AWARDED GOLDEN CATEGORY IN IAM Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019
We are proud to announce that LDS Łazewski Depo and Partners has been awarded highest, golden category in recent IAM Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 ranking:
prosecution and litigation instructions with confidence and poise, LDS cuts a
dash as one of Poland’s most commercially focused IP outfits. The gold-rated
firm has the prosecution of supplementary protection certificate filings down
to a fine art and in 2018 alone added nine positive grant decisions to its list
of attainments. The efficiency with which it handles validation proceedings is
another major magnet for clients. On top of it all, the set shines in life
sciences patent litigation and has an excellent track record of success acting
on behalf of top drug companies.”
LDS partners Marek Łazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz have also been individually recommended:
"Marek Łazewski is
the firm’s inspirational and business-minded leader and is described as being
"a forward-thinking, flexible and personable lawyer who builds close and
lasting relationships with clients”. Highlighted for her "excellent litigation
practice”, Justyna Rasiewicz is also widely admired. "Justyna is highly skilled
and deeply knowledgeable in a wide range of technical fields and very user
friendly too. She can be very aggressive when necessary but she plays fair at
On May 29th, 2019 Krzysztof Dudziński PhD and Dawid Sierzant, attorney at law were the speakers at the seminar "How to protect your inventions" organized by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw.
The further information is available here.
INTA 2019 Pre-Annual Meeting Reception
LDS was one of the
organizers of INTA 2019 Pre-Annual Meeting Reception. The event took place in
Hotel Mercure in Warsaw on March 14th, 2019. Our partner – Marek Lazewski – was
one of the speakers during the formal part of the meeting.
LDS recommended by Chambers & Partners Europe and Global Guides 2019
We are delighted to
announce that LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners has again been recognised by leading
international legal directories: Chambers and Partners Europe and Global Guides.
LDS has been recognized in the Intellectual Property category in both guides in
The individuals ranked
Marek Lazewski garners
praise from sources, who say he has "working knowledge of the
administrative and court system in Poland" and "the ability to
understand clients' businesses." He advises on enforcement proceedings as
well as patent and trade mark litigations.
is a noteworthy IP practitioner who is best recognised for her litigation
prowess, with sources describing her as a "fantastic litigator."
Clients also note her involvement, remarking: "I find her to be one of the
most creative counsel I have worked with. She is intimately familiar with the
workings of the Polish legal system and knows how to leverage it in her
client’s best interests."
LDS AWARDED GOLDEN CATEGORY IN IAM Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018
We are proud to announce that LDS Łazewski Depo
and Partners has been awarded highest, golden category in recent IAM Patent
1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018 ranking which is among the
most prestigious rankings worldwide.
Our firm has
been referred to as a „dynamic, ambitious and able
combination of well-known lawyers and engineers”.
LDS partners Marek Łazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz have also been individually recommended in the ranking.
LDS recommended by Chambers & Partners Europe and Global Guides 2018
proud to announce that LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners has again been
recommended by Chambers and Partners Europe and Global Guides. LDS has
been recognized in the Intellectual Property category in Band 2.
individuals included in the ranking are:
- acts on a
wide range of contentious patent, trade mark and design matters. "He likes
to be creative; his proposals are sometimes unusual," a happy client says,
also praising his understanding of the case law.
-is recognised for assisting clients with
patent-related matters and regularly represents pharmaceutical companies,
including in contentious cases.
Chambers & Partners Poland Patent Litigation, Law & Practice, 2018
The newest edition of Chambers & Partners Global Practice Guide, 2018 was published at the beginning of March 2018. We are pleased to inform that Justyna Rasiewicz, attorney-at-law and partner at LDS and Marta Sznajder from LDS are the authors of the chapter concerning Poland.
The details of the chapter are available here:Patent Litigation Law and Practice in Poland
LDS ranked in WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018
We have a
great pleasure to announce that LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners has been
ranked in the silver category in the ranking WTR 1000 - The World's Leading
Trademark Professionals published by The World Trademark Review.
Depo & Partners has been described as: Their
presentations resonate in court and before administrative bodies, but they also
possess a talent for facilitating early wins and keeping costs low.
have been also recommended by this organization:
Łazewski (Gold category) in Enforcement
Rasiewicz (Silver category) in Enforcement
Siciarek recommended in Anti-counterfeiting category
Michał Siciarek - a co-host of the seminar on “Direct and indirect commercialization”
November 2017 Michał Siciarek, an advocate and partner at LDS Łazewski Depo
& Partners, was a co-host of the seminar on "Direct and indirect
commercialization” organized by ARP (Industrial Development Agency) as a part
of a project called "Sieć Otwartych Innowacji” (Open innovation network).
Various legal forms of intellectual property suitable to protect innovation and
formal requirements that apply to these IP rights were discussed during the
seminar. Legal aspects of the transfer of innovation and practical tips were
also included in the discussion.
LDS recognised by „Forbes Diamonds” 2017
EPLIT 4th Annual Meeting
The 4th EPLIT
Annual Meeting took place in Munich on 12 May 2017. The programme of the meeting
included presentations of some distinguished speakers as Max Brunner, Ministère
de la Justice, Paris and Cristiano
Morganti and Eileen Tottle from UKIPO.
Łazewski, partner at LDS, moderated a very interesting panel discussion among
European patent judges on their expectations from the UPC – the judges
participating in the panel were:
Courboullay (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris),
(Hof van Beroep Antwerpen),
Haedicke (University of Freiburg),
Catallozzi (Tribunale di Roma).
LDS recommended by Chambers and Partners Europe and Global Guides 2017
We are proud to
announce that LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners has again been recommended by
Chambers and Partners Europe and Global Guides.
LDS has been recognized
in the Intellectual Property category in Band 2. The individuals included in
the ranking are:
on a wide range of contentious patent, trade mark and design matters. Sources
praise him as a "very energetic lawyer."
how to talk to businesses."She is well versed in patent matters and has
a strong track record advising clients in the pharmaceutical and
16 - 17.03.2017
Polish, German, French AIPPI Seminar 2017
March 2017, the Polish, German and French Groups of AIPPI, with the
participation of the AIPPI Bureau, organized a joint seminar on intellectual
property law and related issues. The seminar took place in Warsaw. Marek Łazewski, partner at LDS and Second
Deputy Secretary General of AIPPI took part in the Unitary Patent and Unified
Patent Court update and Justyna Rasiewicz, also a partner at LDS, gave a
presentation entitled: IP Lawyer in the
Competition Law Environment.
Justyna Rasiewicz and Marta Sznajder co-authors of a chapter in „Patent Protection for Second Medical Uses”
September 2016 the newest edition of „Patent
Protection for Second Medical Uses” pub. Kluwer International was published. We
are pleased to inform that Justyna Rasiewicz, attorney-at-law and Partner at
LDS and Marta Sznajder from LDS are the authors of the chapter concerning
The chapter discusses the current
state of the patent protection for second medical use in Poland as well as the
most important developments in the recent years.One may find here, among other things, information
on the forms of protection of patents on second medical use, procedures for
obtaining and enforcing protection, trends and strategy process, as well as
information on recent changes in the practice of the Patent Office, and
examples of recent case law.
You are very welcomed to contact us in any cases regarding patent protection for second medical use.
Jakub Mrozowski among 30 law rising stars
We have a great
pleasure to announce that Jakub Mrozowski, advocate at LDS has become a
laureate of 5th edition of Law Rising Stars – leaders of tomorrow 2016.
"...a star is the one who
shines with its own light and who deserves to be treated as a role model– of a
lawyer and simply of a human” Article: 30 wschodzących gwiazd prawa, available online
The applicable criteria were:
primarily innovation, creativity and the ability to sense new trends on the
market as well as the knowledge, broadened preferably in the scientific work. The
presented recommendations and opinions as well as the scale of the involvement in
pro bono were especially valuable.
LDS IN THE RANKING THE WORLD'S LEADING TRADEMARK PROFESSIONALS 2016
We have a great pleasure to announce that LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners has been ranked in the silver category in the ranking The World's Leading Trademark Professionals published by The World Trademark Review.
LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners has once again been recommended as the firm that takes a synergistic approach, combining sophisticated strategic nous with two decades of experience in the discipline.
Our experts have been also recommended by this organization:
LDS AMONG EXPERTS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW 2015
At the end of May 2015 the newest, fourth edition of The Intellectual Property Review (2015), which is a unique review of the intellectual property law throughout the world, has been published. We are pleased to inform you that Michal Siciarek and Jakub Mrozowski of LDS are the authors of the chapter concerning Poland. The chapter discusses the current state of the intellectual property protection in Poland as well as the most important developments in the recent years. One may find there, among other things, information on the forms of IP protection, procedures for obtaining and enforcing protection, trends and statistics as well as recent changes of the practice of the Polish Patent Office, planned amendments to Polish Industrial Property Act and examples from the recent case-law.
You are very welcomed to read the full chapter which is available here.
LDS AWARDED GOLDEN CATEGORY IN INTELLECTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT PATENT 1000 2015
We are proud to announce that LDS Lazewski Depo and Partners has been awarded highest, golden category in recent Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals Guide which is among the most prestigious rankings worldwide.
Our firm has been referred to as "crème de la crème” and one that is built of the smartest people who know how to handle various types of cases.
Partners Marek Łazewski and Justyna Rasiewicz have been mentioned for their remarkable skills on the wide field of Intellectual Property.
JUDGMENT OF THE EU GENERAL COURT UPON AN APPLICATION FILED BY LDS HIGHLIGHTED IN TSUE ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2014
A precedent view of the General Court of the EU, on the rules for assessment of genuine use of 3D trademarks, presented in its judgment of 11 December 2014, in Case T-235/12, CEDC International sp. z o.o. / OHIM (Shape of a blade of grass in a bottle), upon an application for annulment prepared by the LDS team (Michał Siciarek and Jakub Mrozowski), has been highlighted in the current Annual Report of the Court of Justice of the EU as one of 13 important judgments regarding IP from 2014.
The above case related to the opposition against a CTM application for a 3D trademark based on earlier 3D trademarks – simple bottle with single blades of grass inserted inside. These trademarks were applied or registered without label, but used on the market only with label with other various word and graphical trademarks on the label. Due to the proof of use request presented during the proceedings, OHIM analyzed inter alia the issue of genuine use of earlier 3D trademarks. OHIM found that the opponent did not prove genuine use of the earlier 3D trademarks, basing its opinion on the analysis of images of trademarks as used on market in views from front only (where the label is visible) and finding that the label has overshadowed the blade of grass placed inside the bottle. OHIM did not take into the account new items of evidence submitted together with an appeal depicting images of the trademark as used on market in views from other sides (where label did not cover the blade of grass).
As a result of application for annulment prepared by the LDS team, the General Court of the EU has annulled the contested decision of the OHIM, presenting a comprehensive overview of case-law in favor of admissibility of the evidence submitted together with an appeal (in certain cases, like the one at hand), and additionally it shared the view presented by the LDS on the need to abandon the static (two-dimensional) vision while assessing genuine use of the 3D trademarks and the need to apply a dynamic (three-dimensional) perception, which takes into account views of these trademarks from various sides (see paragraph 65 of the judgment).
A quote from paragraph 65 of the judgment of General Court in case T-235/12 can be found in the CJEU Annual Report on page 146.
And the entire judgment in the above case can be found here.
LDS IN THE RANKING THE WORLD'S LEADING TRADEMARK PROFESSIONALS
We have a great pleasure to announce that LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners has been ranked in the silver category in the ranking The World's Leading Trademark Professionals published by The World Trademark Review. Recommended were LDS’s partners: Marek Łazewski, Justyna Rasiewicz and Michał Siciarek.More details of the ranking are available here.
LDS RECOMMENDED IN CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2015
LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners has once again been recommended in the Chambers & Partners as the IP boutique with great expertise in patent and trade mark validity and infringement cases. Our experts: Justyna Rasiewicz and Marek Łazewski have been also recommended by this organization.
JUSTYNA RASIEWICZ SPEAKER ON GERMAN FRENCH POLISH AIPPI SEMINAR
Justyna Rasiewicz has given a presentation on the topic "Trade secrets protection in Poland” during German French Polish AIPPI Seminar that was held in Berlin on 19-20 March 2015.
SEMINAR ON: UNITARY PATENT - CURRENT SITUATION , PERSPECTIVES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS AND THEIR CLIENTS
On June 30th, 2014 the Polish provisional section of FICPI organized a seminar on "Unitary Patent – current situation, perspectives and implications for patent attorneys and their clients”. The meeting took place in the premises of the Polish Patent Office. LDS was one of the coorganizers of the event and Marek Lazewski moderated the seminar. The speakers included patent attorneys from Great Britain, Germany and Czech Republic.
LDS AMONG EXPERTS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW 2014
At the end of June 2014 the newest edition of The Intellectual Property Review, which is a unique review of the intellectual property law throughout the world, has been published (June 2014). We are pleased to inform you that Michal Siciarek and Jakub Mrozowski of LDS are the authors of the chapter concerning Poland. The chapter discusses the current state of the intellectual property protection in Poland as well as the most important developments in the recent years. One may find there, among other things, information on the forms of IP protection, procedures for obtaining and enforcing protection, trends and statistics as well as recent changes of the practice of the Polish Patent Office, amendments to the Polish Code of Civil Procedure and examples from the recent case-law.
AGNIESZKA GAŁĄZKA-KUSZCZYK AND DAWID SIERŻANT - SPEAKRES AT THE CONFERENCE: SUPLEMENTY DIETY - OZNAKOWANIE , PREZENTACJA I REKLAMA W ASPEKCIE PRAWNYM I PRAKTYCZNYM
On June 12th, 2014 Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk and Dawid Sierżant participated as speakers in the conference „SUPLEMENTY DIETY - oznakowanie, prezentacja i reklama w aspekcie prawnym i praktycznym" organized by MediPharma Institute Sp. z o.o. Agnieszka and Dawid’s presentation concerned the limits of fair competition in dietary supplements advertising and promotion.
AGNIESZKA GAŁĄZKA-KUSZCZYK AND DAWID SIERŻANT - SPEAKRES AT THE CONFERENCE: REKLAMA LEKÓW OTC 2014
On April 24th, 2014 Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk and Dawid Sierżant participated as speakers in the conference „REKLAMA LEKÓW OTC 2014" organized by MediPharma Institute Sp. z o.o. Agnieszka and Dawid’s presentation concerned the limits of fair competition in OTC drug advertising.
JUSTYN RASIEWICZ AND SYLWIA STEPANIUK SPEAKERS ON FRANCHISE EXPO
Justyna Rasiewicz and Sylwia Stepaniuk gave a speech on "Franchise – financial benefits and restrictions in franchise agreements for franchisees.” during the Franchise Expo that was held on October 17-19, 2013 at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.
MICHAL SICIAREK - MODERATOR AT THE SEMINAR
It is our pleasure to inform you that MARQUES Association of European Trade Mark Owners and the Department of Intellectual Property and Intangible Goods at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University, are co-organizing the seminar "Polish judges on Trademark Law”, which will be held on October 11, 2013 in Warsaw, Collegium Iuridicum II, 4 Lipowa Street.
The seminar is a part of a series of meetings organized on the initiative of MARQUES in various European countries under the name "Meet the judges". One of the moderators of the discussion is Michal Siciarek, partner at LDS Lazewski, Depo & Partners. The programme of the meeting and the registration details are available here.
MICHAL SICIAREK SPEAKER ON BEIJING INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR
Beijing International Book Fair took place on August 28-29. Advocate, Michal Siciarek, partner at LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners was an expert in the field of copyright. During the seminary on "Selling Rights: How to write e-publishing contracts?” Michal discussed copyright issues in an international contract for digital rights.
LDS AMONG EXPERTS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW 2013
Just a few days ago, the newest edition of The Intellectual Property Review, which is a unique review of the intellectual property law throughout the world, has been published (June 2013). We are pleased to inform you that Michal Siciarek and Jakub Mrozowski of LDS are authors of the chapter concerning Poland. The chapter discusses the current state of the intellectual property protection in Poland as well as the most important developments in the recent years. One may find, there, among other things, information on the forms of IP protection, procedures for obtaining and enforcing protection, trends and statistics as well as recent changes of the practice of the Polish Patent Office, amendments to the Polish Code of Civil Procedure and examples from the recent case-law.
You are very welcomed to read the full chapter which is available here.
JUSTYNA RASIEWICZ SPEAKER ON SUMMIT FASHION LAW 2013
On June 13, 2013 Allerhand Summit Fashion Law 2013 took place. LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners was Partner of this conference.
The aim of the conference was to discuss what is important, up to date and difficult in law, fashion and business. The meeting was based on dialogue between management, consultants, PR agencies, designers, artists and law experts.
Justyna Rasiewicz hosted a presentation on the practical aspects of clothing design legal protection.
LDS CO-ORGANIZED A CONFERENCE
On 18 - 19 June 2013, LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners and Puls Biznesu co-organized a conference "Farmamarketing a prawo".
Michał Siciarek, Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk and Jakub Mrozowski participated in the conference as speakers. Moreover, Justyna Rasiewicz was a moderator of the whole event.
LDS RECEIVES POLAND IP FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR 2013
We have a great pleasure to announce that LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners has been awarded with the title of Poland IP Firm of the Year award for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property.
We are the first Polish law firm which has received this award for the second time.
The trophy was presented to Marek Lazewski, partner at LDS at the Global Awards ceremony which took place at The Dorchester Hotel in London on April 17th.
We would like to warmly thank our clients, colleagues and peers for the faith shown in our work and trust expressed in our company.
This acknowledgement reinforce our commitment and spur us to go that extra mile setting and meeting the highest standards in assisting our clients.
We look forward to receiving any feedback that will help us to evolve and serve you even better.
AGNIESZKA GAŁĄZKA-KUSZCZYK SPEAKER ON WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY PULS BIZNESU ON THE MANAGEMENT OF COMPLAINTS
On February 26, 2013 Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk took part in a workshop organised by Puls Biznesu on the management of complaints. Agnieszka hosted a presentation on the legal aspects of dealing with complaints.
18TH EDITION OF "GRASZ O STAŻ"
This is another year in a row that LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners is a sponsor of 'Grasz o staż' - the contest for 4th and 5th year law students passionate about IP who are applying for internship in our legal office. The deadline for submitting case solutions expires on April 08, 2013.
We encourage you to take part in this project.
AGNIESZKA GAŁĄZKA-KUSZCZYK - SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Agnieszka Gałązka - Kuszczyk has recently been promoted to the position of Senior Associate. Agnieszka has been working for LDS for many years and throughout this time consistently expanding her knowledge and developing skills along the development of our law firm. In the course of cooperation Agnieszka has showed great potential to build and strengthen relationships with existing clients, while fully identifying herself with the values of LDS and fully realizing those values: distinctive quality of services, interoperability, which results in synergy and constantly striving for development.
Agnieszka is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski. She gained her experience in the legal department of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the Polish market, in the Ministry of Health and the Main Pharmaceutical Inspectorate. Agnieszka deals with pharmaceutical law, industrial property, copyrights and unfair competition, food law and the so-called borderline products (dietary supplements, cosmetics, medical devices).
LAZEWSKI DEPO & PARTNERS WILL PARTNER THE 4TH EDITION OF
The 4th "Corporate Legal Counsel 2013” forum is scheduled to be held on February 27 and 28, 2013 in Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Warsaw. This is the third time that LDS will present its lecture on intellectual property.
This year LDS is a partner of the intellectual property panel. The lectures will cover the following areas:
How to effectively protect your interests in the business reality ?– Justyna Rasiewicz
Enforcement of civil law claims on account of the infringement of rights to distinguishing marks in the light of the Civil Code changes and the latest case law – Michał Siciarek
Moreover, LDS will have an intellectual property interactive topic table held in a discussion form in a narrow circle of participants. This form creates an inspiration-stirring opportunity to enrich the knowledge of the most essential legal problems and to look for creative solutions falling within the subject of one’s interest as well as establish business relations.
"Corporate Legal Counsel” is the largest annual meeting of legal representatives aimed at bringing closer in-house and law-firm lawyers who represent the largest players on the market, at supporting their personal and professional development thus enabling them to offer the internal customer far more than pure legal advice and guide them along the transformation path from experts to business leaders who play a central role in their corporations.
We kindly invite you to participate.
JAKUB MROZOWSKI SPEAKER AT THE CONFERENCE
Jakub Mrozowski, attorney-at-law with the LDS law firm, was a speaker at the conference on current legislation and case-law in the field of intellectual property in Europe: "Current IP Legislation and Case-Law in Europe". The conference took place in Prague on 28 November 2012 and was organized by the Licensing Executives Society Czech Republic.
The conference was attended by speakers from Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Denmark and the Czech Republic, while Jakub presented the latest developments in the Polish legislation and case-law, noting the differences of the Polish system, current issues and latest tendencies.
INTA Roundtable will take place on September 28 in InterContinental hotel in Warsaw. The seminar is co-organized by LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners.
The topic of the meeting is: May 2012 reform of the civil proceedings 4 months on – more questions or answers? The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss aspects of the reform of the civil proceedings. As 4 months after the amended act was entered into force have passed by, it seems to be a good moment to discuss the effects of this reform. The discussion will focus on the enforcement, admissibility of evidence and case management.
The guest speaker at the meeting will be Beata Piwowarska – Judge, Chairman of the XXII Department, Community Trademarks and Industrial Designs Court.
Marek Lazewski will be a speaker at the FORUM conference "International Patent Litigation” - "Internationale Patentverletzungsverfahren" which will take place on October 8-9, 2012 in Mannheim.
The conference will focus around the issue of cross-border litigation, on some patent litigation jurisdictions such as Poland which is currently playing a role in establishing the community patent. Marek will address the issue of patent litigation in Poland, the past, present and future approaches to this issue , Courts in Poland to be preferred, number of cases heard, available remedies such as preliminary injunction, etc.
HOW TO MINIMIZE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PERILS WHEN DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA
LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners in association with LES Poland
has the pleasure of inviting to the seminar: How to minimize Intellectual Property Perils when doing business in China
The seminar will take place on September 14, 2012 at 8.30 am in Hilton hotel in Warsaw.
In the course of the seminar we will try to answer the questions on how Chinese people perceive Intellectual Property protection, what their approach to keeping arrangements of contract provisions is and how culture affects their IP values perception. However, our main focus will be on patents.
LDS PRAISED AS A LEADING IP BOUTIQUE IN POLAND CHAMBERS & PARTNERS
Yet another voice of professional recognition has recently been earned by LDS, this time it comes from Chambers&Partners. LDS has been praised as a boutique which continues to build its reputation, handling a number of high-profile cases and whose Clients praise the team's energetic and proactive approach. Managing partner at LDS Marek Lazewski has been described as a business-oriented, client-focused and a skilled IP adviser. Justyna Rasiewicz, in turn, is viewed as a professional understanding Client’s needs who has an in-depth knowledge and is proactive.
MAREK LAZEWSKI APPOINTED SECRETARY OF AIPPI POLAND
Marek Łazewski has recently been appointed Secretary of AIPPI Poland - National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. AIPPI is a non-profit international organization which unites practitioners, academics and owners of intellectual property whose aim is to do research and formulate policy for the law relating to the protection of intellectual property.
MAREK LAZEWSKI SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE
Partner at LDS, Marek Lazewski has participated in Annual Conference and International Delegates Meeting "Commercialising Innovation to Save the World” held 1-4 April in New Zealand organized by Licensing Executive Society International (LESI). The conference attracted prominent figures from all over the world, including lawyers, economists, businessmen. The speakers addressed the issues of Clean Technology, Technical Education, Economic Development and Resources and Environment. Marek’s speech tackled an issue of "Green patent system from a transition economy perspective”.
MAREK LAZEWSKI RECOMMENDED BY CHAMBER & PARTNERS
It is with pride and great pleasure that we would like to share the news that Managing Partner at LDS, Marek Lazewski yet again has been praised by Chambers & Partner as a skilled IP adviser and described as ‘business-oriented and client-focused’.
PARTNERS AT LDS - LECTURERS AT LAW & BUSINESS-CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL
LDS partners for the second time participated in Forum Corporate Legal Counsel organized by Blue Business Media, held on 28 and 29 February, 2012. Justyna Rasiewicz, legal adviser and Michał Siciarek, advocate gave their lectures.
Justyna Rasiewicz’s lecture approached the issue of trademarks protection from parasitic use of their repute and was based on the latest jurisprudence and the practice. Michał Siciarek’s lecture, in turn, concerned the issue of Intellectual property law in marketing activity and, in particular, the relationship with advertising agencies and other subcontractors, as well as contestants.
LDS OF CO-ORGANIZER OF INTA'S PRE-ANNUAL MEETING RECEPTION
We are pleased to inform that this is yet another year in a row that LDS is a co-organizer of INTA’s Pre-Annual Meeting Reception in Warsaw, held on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012. We cordially invite you to attend the Reception which is planned to learn more about the 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., held on May, 5-9, 2012. For more details visit:
KRYSTYNA ZURAWSKA HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO THE POSITION OF SENIOR ASSOCIATE
We are proud to announce that Krystyna Zurawska has been promoted to the position of senior associate. Krystyna has been with LDS since 2009. Last year she passed her patent attorney examination with flying colours. We are strongly impressed with her talent, dedication and exponential career and wish her all the best in reaching pinnacles of IP.
GRASZ O STAŻ 2012
This is another year in a row that LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners is taking part in 'Grasz o staż' - the contest for 4th and 5th year law students passionate about IP who are applying for internship in our legal office.
NEW PARTNER AT LDS LAZEWSKI DEPO & PARTNERS LAW OFFICE
LDS Lazewski, Depo and Partners Law Office announce that in July 2011 Ms. Justyna Rasiewicz, Esq. has joined the Office as a Partner.
Justyna Rasiewicz is an attorney-at-law with long experience in handling contentious matters in the field of the intellectual property law as well as unfair competition. Justyna has handled dozens of litigations in that field, including patent cases, trademark, industrial design and plant variety right infringement cases and unfair competition cases. Justyna is advising clients also in contentious matters regarding validity of exclusive rights and preparing contracts on intellectual property rights.
Justyna is a co-author of The Commentary to the Law on Combating Unfair Competition published in 2011.
LDS is a specialized law office offering comprehensive and strategic advice concerning obtaining, exploiting and enforcement of intellectual property rights and neighboring fields such as advertising law, unfair competition law and regulatory issues regarding food, drugs and cosmetics.
Marek Lazewski, managing partner at LDS:
We are glad that Justyna’s potential and experience will enhance our practice. We are convinced that it will reinforce our leadership in the field of intellectual and industrial property law litigation. We also expect that it will help us further expand our advisory and transaction practice.