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We coordinate legal services around the world, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, based on a long-term partnership with the leading independent law firms in 21 jurisdictions (CEE Legal HUB).

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TKP is one of the largest law firms in Poland. It was founded in 1999 by Elżbieta Traple, Xawery Konarski, and Paweł Podrecki.

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Our Law Firm has established a well-deserved reputation for combining practical skills with theoretical knowledge of the law.

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25 Jan 2023

Price cuts - UOKiK conducts e-commence inspections

UOKiK has begun examining whether and in what way businesses comply with the obligation relating to information about price cuts, introduced as of 1 January 2023 (implementing the Omnibus Directive).

When a firm announces price reductions, it is required to state – in addition to the product or service price or unit price – the lowest price in effect over the past thirty days.

25 Jan 2023

EU funding for SMEs

Now available! Funding for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises based in an EU country is available through the fund “Ideas Powered for Business” for registration of trade marks and industrial designs. Undertakings that received funding from the SME fund in past years may also apply for this co-financing.

11 Jan 2023

Further National Cybersecurity Standards (NCS) published by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, based on US NIST cybersecurity standards

Towards the end of December (specifically 23 December 2022), the Chancellery of the Prime Minister published more of the National Cybersecurity Standards.

The Chancellery of the Prime Minister has said that the latest materials concern assessment of security and privacy protection measures taken as an element of effective risk management, ensuring security of industrial control systems, and cloud processing.

04 Jan 2023

More intense measures by the Polish Public Procurement Office to draw up standards for indexation of fees in public construction work contracts

Under article 439 of the Public Procurement Law, where public procurement agreements are concluded for a term exceeding six months, a contracting authority is required to specify the rules on adjustment (indexation) of a contractor’s fee if prices of materials or costs of performance of the contract increase.

03 Jan 2023

Compensation for pursuing late payments in commercial transactions

The Law on counteracting excessive delays in commercial transactions of 8 March 2013 in force in Poland introduces mechanisms to discourage undertakings from delaying payments in the settlement of these transactions. It grants the creditor the right to demand compensation from the debtor of EUR 40–100, depending on the value of the monetary consideration, for the cost of recovering late payments in commercial transactions. This Law, commonly referred to as the Payment Backlog Law, is an implementation of the EU Directive on combating late payment in commercial transactions (2011/7/EU).

30 Dec 2022

DORA and NIS 2 published in the EU Official Journal

The end of 2022 saw the publication of the DORA regulation and NIS 2 in the EU Official Journal, and thus the official creation of a new, future cybersecurity framework in the EU.

The DORA regulation:

29 Dec 2022

New rights and obligations related to the supply of digital content or services in Poland

On 1 January 2023, new legislation implementing the Digital Directive will come into force, which will significantly affect the rules for the supply of digital content or services in Poland. This article identifies in general terms the most important changes to the rights and obligations of suppliers of digital content/services and bodies to whom such content or services will be supplied.

28 Dec 2022

Market exclusivity and its increasing relevance for the pharmaceutical industry

According to the last IQVIA survey, Protection Expiry and Journey into the Market. Pharmaceutical products in Europe, regulatory exclusivities and rewards provided the longest-lasting form of protection for 57% of the drugs studied. For 31% of innovative medicines, market exclusivity is the last form of protection to expire.

27 Dec 2022

We have now helped three firms in “reauthorization” procedures on the basis of the limited network exclusion

This year, the FinTech team has already helped three firms to register with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) as operators acting on the basis of the limited network exclusion.

27 Dec 2022

Digital Services Act - the legal status of implementation in Poland

On October 19, 2022, one of the most important pieces of Internet legislation in the last two decades, the Digital Services Act, was passed. The DSA went into effect on November 16, 2022. The vast majority of its provisions will be effective as of February 17, 2024 (Article 93(2)). The implementation of the DSA will require European Union countries to enact legislation that defines the competencies of bodies that act as Digital Services Coordinators, responsible for overseeing the enforcement of the DSA (Article 49).

26 Dec 2022

Merely providing proof of reputation of a trademark is not sufficient

The Supreme Administrative Court in Warsaw has confirmed in a recent judgment that in a court case there is a requirement to prove that a trademark is a trademark with reputation – the judgment comes in a case concerning a claim for invalidation of a trademark.

24 Dec 2022

The Electronic Communications Law implementing the EECC in Poland an increasing likely prospect

On 15 November 2022, the government approved two legislative proposals; the Electronic Communications Law, to harmonize Polish law with the European Electronic Communications Code, and the secondary legislation implementing the Electronic Communications Law. The deadline for implementation of the EECC was 21 December 2020.

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