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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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16 Jul 2024

Family foundations only for singles? Controversial individual interpretations regarding disbursements from a family foundation established jointly by spouses

According to individual interpretations of 30 April 2024 issued by the Head of the National Tax Chamber, benefits paid from a family foundation to the founding spouses are subject to partial personal income tax (ref. 0112-KDIL2-1.4011.113.2024.2.JK and 0112-KDIL2-1.4011.114.2024.2.JK).

11 Jul 2024

IP Insights. Trademark refusal, opposition – what now?

Patent Office of the Republic of Poland has refused to register your mark as a trademark? A competitor has filed an opposition to your registration? Find out what you can do in such situations!

09 Jul 2024

A “game-changing” opinion from the CJEU’s Advocate General offers legal perspective on cheat software

In the world of gaming, the legality of various types of software used for cheating or “enhancing” the gaming experience (usually in the form of plug-ins) continues to be a topic of debate. In a recent legal opinion (delivered on 25 April, 2024, in case C‑159/23 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd vs Datel Design and Development Ltd, Datel Direct Ltd), Maciej Szpunar, Advocate General at the CJEU, stated that creating such plugins does not violate game developers’ copyright. This important clarification could also have a negative side effect, as it might encourage further innovation and investment in gaming “enhancements” and any other software facing similar legal issues, potentially impacting the entire IT industry.

08 Jul 2024

Work on the implementation of the Polish law transposing the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) into Polish legislation

On 18 April, the Polish government officially commenced work on a law implementing the provisions of the Digital Operational Resilience Act (hereinafter “DORA”) into the national (polish) legal system. The new regulation is primarily intended to bring the existing legislation in line with the principles introduced by DORA. The so-called sectoral laws relating to individual branches of the financial market, such as payments, banking, or insurance, will be amended.

05 Jul 2024

Valid reasons for not using trademarks

Trademarks may be cancelled if not used in a timely manner. However, there are exceptions. A trademark protection right can be retained despite even if the trademark in question is not used if there are compelling reasons to do so. Such reasons must be justified and demonstrated. Recently, the owner of the word mark “MOSTOSTAL” found out that simply waiting for the conclusion of licence agreements cannot qualify as an excusable reason.

04 Jul 2024

IP Insights. Copyright infringement.

When copyright infringement might occur, as well as its consequences? How to avoid illegal use of other people’s works and how to protect your own works from infringement?

03 Jul 2024

TKP Legal Newsletter 17/2024

We invite you to read the latest TKP newsletter. In the July edition, we present 11 articles from various fields of law, containing current and important information for legal practitioners, entrepreneurs, management personnel, and business development supporters. We are confident that the comprehensive coverage of our specialties will provide you with valuable business and legal knowledge.

02 Jul 2024

IP STARS 2024

Another year of Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners law firm in IP STARS ranking!

28 Jun 2024

Changes in food labelling

A ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court confirmed that the use of peel-off labels is, in principle, allowed and that there is no obligation to include all mandatory information on one top layer of the label. The use of several label layers will not lead to hiding mandatory information if the top label indicates where the remaining information can be found. Earlier, domestic interpretations ruled out such a possibility.

27 Jun 2024

IP Insights. What will block your trademark registration? Part 4 - Non-permitted elements

Registering a mark is not always simple and obvious! Especially if your sign contains elements of high religious, state, symbolic value. Want to know how to avoid the most common mistakes when registering a trademark? Read the latest IP Insights.

21 Jun 2024

European Media Freedom Act (EMFA): EU’s Weapon in the Fight for Pluralistic and Independent Media?

A new EU law governing the media services sector entered into force on 7 May. The law in question is the Regulation (EU) 2024/1083 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 April 2024 establishing a common framework for media services in the internal market and amending Directive 2010/13/EU[1] (hereinafter the “EMFA”). The primary objective of the EMFA is to harmonise certain aspects of national legislation related to media pluralism and editorial independence.

20 Jun 2024

IP Insights. What will block your trademark registration? Part 3 - Bad faith in trademark applications

If you are unlucky enough to come across a competitor that does not entirely play by the book and fights you with his bad faith trademarks – don’t loose your nerve and read about your rights from today’s IP Insights!

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