Intellectual & Industrial Property

Intellectual and industrial property rights are the key element in enabling the capitalization of intangible assets in an enterprise. At the same time, due to the development of new technologies, creating an optimal strategy for the protection of these rights requires dedicated legal services based on substantive knowledge and openness to innovative solutions and business needs. KZP team has extensive experience in assisting inter alia publishers, television and radio stations, advertising agencies, record companies, producers and film distributors, as well as companies from the FMCG, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors. We advise clients on the effective commercialization of intangible goods, as well as representing clients in disputes relating to exclusive rights, personal rights and the protection of freedom of speech. Our team of trademark and patent attorneys and lawyers offers a full-scope service of industrial property rights management using pioneering dedicated software that allows 24/7, remote, secure access to the case files.

Services

Industrial Property Protection

Industrial property disputes often have complex scientific and technical questions at their core. Our trademark and patent attorneys, advocates and legal counselors are well experienced in the legal aspects of IP protection.

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Technology Transfer

Effective IP management is the ability to successfully commercialize inventions, market trademarked products, license know-how and conclude franchising or joint ventures.

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Patent Prosecution and Protection

KZP patent attorneys have both the legal and technical experience together with the knowledge necessary to advise within the scope of patents administration and protection. We provide services related to obtaining patent protection, we advise in matters of patent infringements and defend against alleged infringements.

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Trademark Prosecution and Protection

KZP provides our clients with comprehensive advice and services relating to all aspects of trademarks. Our trademark attorneys undertake clearance searching and provide advice on the registrability of trademarks and registration strategy. We handle prosecutions, oppositions and registry actions within national and international authorities and courts.

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Design Prosecution and Protection

Many consumer goods such as jewelry, toys, furniture, household appliances or high-tech products, are characterized by their innovative design. Recognizing the importance of effective protection of the aesthetic features of products, KZP assists our clients with preparation, filing and enforcement of designs.

 

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Copyright & Related Practices

Copyright is central to the exploitation of intellectual capital in technology based companies. Recognition and enforcement of copyrights is fundamental to developing and maintaining assets upon which a company trades.

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Privacy & Personal Data Protection

Most business projects require professional advice in the crucial area of privacy and personal data protection. We advise not only on creation, registration and data collection management, but also while monitoring current market trends and legislative projects, we take into account the significance of privacy and data issues for innovative business at the preparatory stage for a given project in accordance with the concept of privacy by design.

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IP-Asset-Based Financial Engineering

IP rights not only serve to protect but ˮonce activated” may also positively enhance the financial standing of a company. Thus, we help clients create optimal tax efficient structures in order to maximize the value of their registered IP rights.

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Counterfeiting

The sale of counterfeit goods has grown substantially in recent years and in all industries worldwide. KZP has extensive experience in handling all types of actions in respect of counterfeit and pirated goods. We represent domestic as well as international companies in this area, including comprehensive services in the area of customs matters.

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Domain Name Protection and Counseling

With the prevalence of the internet as a medium of commerce, the protection, registration and assignment of domain names has become an important component of an effective IP management and enforcement strategy. Our KZP team assists our clients with protecting their brands online as well as developing domain name protection.

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IP Portfolio Management Software – IP SCOUT®

IP SCOUT® is one of the modules of IRAAPORT®, our company’s innovative and original technological solution on the Polish market.

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Experience

Tata Global Beverages (Tetley)

Representation of Tata Global Beverages (Tetley) in a dispute regarding trademark infringement and acts of unfair competition.

Pamapol S.A. (manufacturer of ready-made meals)

Complex legal advice on the protection of trademarks and designs in the UK and other countries (monitoring the process of registration of trademarks and designs with foreign patent offices). Representation in disputes involving the infringement of industrial property rights and unfair competition. Day-to-day legal advice on the names for products, the optimal method of obtaining protection for trademarks and designs for each category and the construction of a secure portfolio of trademarks and designs. Preparing an analysis of the registrability of graphic and verbal signs.

Pandora CEE Jewelry

Full scope assistance in IP matters including trademarks, patent, copyrights and combating unfair competition.

Our Leaders

Karolina Marciniszyn

Karolina Marciniszyn

Partner

Head of Practice

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 883 323 468
k.marciniszyn@kochanski.pl

Piotr Kochański

Piotr Kochański

Managing Partner

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 602 218 217
p.kochanski@kochanski.pl

Agnieszka Choromańska-Malicka

Agnieszka Choromańska-Malicka

Senior Associate

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 795 563 934
a.choromanska@kochanski.pl

Latest news

12 Apr 2017

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017

Business law firm Kochański Zięba & Partners another year in a row has been ranked in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 guide in the following areas of law: Corporate and M&A, Real Estate and Construction, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency. In addition, individuals recommendations received: Rafał Zięba, Kamil Osiński, Szymon Gałkowski, Paweł […]
30 Mar 2017

Kochański Zięba & Partners Advised ProService on a Series of Acquisitions in the IT Industry

ProService Agent Transferowy sp. z o.o. has further strengthened its position on the FinTech market in Poland with the assistance of Kochański Zięba & Partners sp.k.. As part of its strategy, ProService has made significant acquisitions (share and asset deals), with the legal support of the firm. On 28 February 2017, ProService purchased all the […]

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