01 / 06 / 2022
We are delighted to announce that our partner, Marek Lazewski was elected as Member of the Board of the Polish National Group of AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) during the General Assembly of the Group on May 26th, 2022.
20 / 04 / 2022
We are deeply grateful to our Clients for their testimonials and we are proud to be included in the latest Legal 500 ranking! The full ranking is presented here: https://www.legal500.com/c/poland/intellectual-property/
Individually included in the ranking are: Marek Lazewski, Michal Siciarek and Michal Rybarczyk: https://www.legal500.com/firms/14899-lds-lazewski-depo-partners/20089-warsaw-poland/#rankings
12 / 04 / 2022
We are proud to announce that two of LDS founding partners Sławomira Łazewska and Marek Lazewski were granted the state award of Merit for Inventiveness. The award was presented by the President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Ms. Edyta Demby-Siwek. Marek was distinguished for his long-term work in representing Poland in numerous international organizations focusing on IP. Sławomira Łazewska, a retired LDS partner, was recognized i.a. her many years of service in the Polish Patent Office and Patent Office’s Board of Appeals.
23 / 03 / 2022
Chambers Europe 2022 guide is out and LDS is ranked Band 2 for Intellectual Property category in Poland. We thank all of our clients and referees for providing such superb feedback! We’re also very pleased to see Marek Lazewski ranked again. Client say that: “He is very good and business-orientated, with interesting ideas for his clients.” Congratulations!
The full ranking is available here: https://chambers.com/legal-rankings/intellectual-property-poland-7:34:173:1
15 / 03 / 2022
We are delighted to announce that LDS has been included in the latest WTR 1000 – the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2022 ranking. LDS is ranked in Silver category in enforcement and litigation as well as in prosecution and strategy practice areas. We greatly appreciate the time our Clients took to recommend LDS!
Marek Łazewski, Michal Siciarek and Krystyna Zurawska have also been ranked individually. Congratulations!
The details of the ranking are available here: https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/rankings/wtr-1000/profile/firm/lds-lazewski-depo-partners
16 / 02 / 2022
We are very proud to be included in the latest 2022 edition of the Chambers and Partners Global Guide. LDS is ranked in Band 2 in the Intellectual Property practice area. Marek Łazewski has also been ranked individually. The details of the ranking are available here: https://chambers.com/legal-rankings/intellectual-property-poland-2:34:173:1
22 / 12 / 2021
06 / 12 / 2021
The Diversity Charter is a written commitment which is signed by organizations that oblige themselves to the introduction of equal treatment policy and diversity management in the workplace. For years the principles of diversity and inclusion have been supported at LDS. By adopting the Diversity Charter, we are committed to developing and improving our efforts in this area, both within and outside our organization.
01 / 12 / 2021
Congratulations to Marek Lazewski who is again listed among elite professionals presented in the newest IAM Global Leaders 2022. 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 here: https://www.iam-media.com/survey/iam-global-leaders/2022/article/iam-global-leaders-2022
13 / 10 / 2021
LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Agnieszka Gałązka-Kuszczyk and dr Hanna Kinowska to partner, effective from 12.10.2021.
Agnieszka Galazka-Kuszczyk, attorney-at-law – joined LDS in 2009 after practicing at a pharma company and within the Polish health and medicines agencies. Agnieszka has gained a unique insight not only into patent and general IP issues, but also an understanding of the pharmaceutical sector and regulatory background. These skills were instrumental in our success in litigating blockbuster drugs life cycles. Agnieszka has also played a prominent role in developing the LDS patent and SPC prosecution practice, over the years making it more process-driven, delivering clients greater cost-predictability. These achievements have showcased her skill in managing large and diverse teams comprising members with both technical and legal competence, as well as managing time-extensive projects involving long-term preparation and execution of detailed strategies. As a partner, Agnieszka will spearhead LDS’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. “It gives me immense satisfaction to welcome to the partnership someone who was hired as one of the first LDS’ associates and who has, year after year, brought tremendous benefits to both the firm and our clients. Agnieszka truly embodies the values that have developed throughout the life of our organization,”– said Marek Łazewski, managing partner.
Dr Hanna Kinowska first supported our development in her capacity as consultant and coach even before the establishment of LDS in 2008. In 2016, she formally took up the role of COO. With her research background and academic experience at the leading Polish business school, Hanna brings in specialist management and economic knowledge that few law firms are privy to. Her promotion further affirms the importance of business-process innovation at LDS and the priority we place on cutting-edge management standards. “We are particularly proud of our validation and renewals team and process, which represents the ultimate on the Polish market in automation, predictability of process and economies of scale,” said Marek Łazewski. Since 2020 a significant chunk of the validations and renewals process is handled by programmed AI, which manages document flow and tasks for more standard matters. Human intervention is now necessary for verification and selection of non-standardized cases. “Standardized patent attorney services, such as renewal, filings and validations, have been a key pillar for the firm since our humble beginnings in 1996. I am happy this area is left in safe hands,” said Sławomira Łazewska, announcing her retirement from her partner role.
“This is the beginning of a new phase in the development of LDS, where people who trained with us and have enjoyed sustained career success within the firm have now become co-owners of the organization,” said Michał Siciarek, LDS founding partner. “We embark on this next stage in our journey with great enthusiasm and ambition. These promotions support our values of seeking complex challenges and forging cooperative and innovative solutions for our clients. They will allow us to further grow and broaden our skills in the coming years.”
LDS is a partnership with a history dating back to 1996. It was founded as Poland’s first true IP boutique, combining partners with general law firm and patent attorney firm backgrounds. With over 50 attorneys, administrators and technical specialists, we offer unparalleled synergy between technical and legal, procedural and substantive law expertise. We unite around common values and enthusiasm for offering new kind of services in the IP sector. We offer bespoke services ranging from complex IP litigation and process-driven patent agency work through a variety of other IP-related services, such as anti-counterfeiting, copyrights protection, advertising and regulatory law.
04 / 10 / 2021
Congratulations to Izabela Skrzynska-Majewska and Michał Rybarczyk – Rising Stars in the 2021 edition of the Managing IP’s Rising Stars publication. The ranking recognises the best up-and-coming IP practitioners in private practice.
The full list is available here: https://www.ipstars.com/Firm/LDS-azewski-Depo-Partners-Poland/Profile/102303#lawyers
14 / 06 / 2021
LDS is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 again by the IP Stars 2021 ranking in the Patent contentious category. We are also recommended in the Patent prosecution section.
Moreover, Marek Łazewski is listed as Trademark and Patent Star 2021.
More information and the full rankings are available here.
20 / 04 / 2021
We are delighted to announce that LDS has been recommended in the latest 2021 edition of Legal 500 EMEA ranking. We are very grateful to our Clients for their testimonials:
‘LDS is our go-to patent firm in Poland. They are the obvious choice in Poland. Absolutely brilliant and second to none. Their approach is pragmatic and commercial, and they converse very well in English.’
‘Excellent, knowledgeable team (especially good for SPC – supplementary protection certificate – cases and advice on litigation also). Clear advice. Prompt and responsive.’
The full ranking is available here.
18 / 03 / 2021
We are delighted to announce that LDS has been again included in the latest Chambers Europe 2021 ranking. LDS is ranked in Band 2 in the Intellectual Property practice area. We would like to thank our Clients for their recommendations!
Marek Łazewski has also been ranked individually. The details of the ranking are available here:
“An interviewee describes the practice group as “super efficient, helpful, prompt and diligent” and values its “clear advice.” Another says: “They were creative in finding solutions, very quick and reliable. You always get an answer you can work with in no time.”
Another adds: “I liked their engagement and patience.”
02 / 03 / 2021
We are delighted to announce that LDS has been included in the latest Chambers Global 2021 ranking. LDS is ranked in Band 2 in the Intellectual Property practice area. We greatly appreciate the time our Clients took to recommend LDS.
Marek Łazewski has also been ranked individually:
Marek Lazewski frequently represents pharmaceutical companies and universities in patent prosecution and patent infringement disputes. Łazewski is noted for his “good reputation as a litigator,” while another client adds: “His advice is very clear, which we value very strongly.”
The details of the ranking are available here.
05 / 05 / 2020
Congratulations to Marek Łazewski – IP Star in the 2020 edition of the IP Stars ranking by Managing IP magazine. Marek is ranked as both Patent and Trademark star.
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.
31 / 03 / 2020
Important 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.
24 / 03 / 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.
Chapter: THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW Poland, The Intellectual Property Review 2014, 3rd edition (co-author: Jakub Mrozowski).
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). 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.
Trademark and patent attorney
Co-author of „Nowela PWP z 9 maja 2007 r. – nieprawidłowa implementacja Dyrektywy?” [trans. Amendment to IPL of May 9, 2007 – incorrect implementation of the Directive?] , Rzecznik Patentowy nr 2/2007
Editor of The Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys’ Publication no. 16/2007 „Rozporządzenia dotyczące wspólnotowego znaku towarowego – teksty jednolite” [trasn. Regulation on Community trademark – consolidated texts]
Editor of The Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys’ Publication no. 19/2010 „Zbiór dyrektyw wspólnotowych dotyczących prawa własności przemysłowej” [trans. A collection of community directives regarding industrial property law]
Co-author of „Case law of the Polish Community Trade Mark and Designs Court: 2008-2010, Journal of Intellectual Property Law Practice, Vol. 6, Number 7, July 2011