Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig

Attorney-at-lawCo-Managing Partner

Bio

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig specialises in court proceedings and legal advice in the fields of unfair competition law, including unfair advertising, industrial property law, copyright law and civil law. She has experience in managing disputes before courts of arbitration, including the Court of Arbitration for Internet Domains, and proceedings before the Polish Patent Office and EUIPO. At the law firm, she supervises the work of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration team, and is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Practice.

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig has participated in numerous court proceedings on behalf of leading Polish entities in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, insurance and FMCG. She represents renowned pharmaceutical companies in court disputes concerning unfair advertising of medicinal products and food supplements. She has experience in cases regarding unfair comparative advertising and misleading advertising.

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig represents, and provides legal advice to, numerous enterprises operating in the furniture, decoration, industrial, textile, clothing, footwear and sports sectors in disputes regarding the protection of copyrights, industrial designs, community designs and trademarks, including before the Community Court for Trademarks and Community Designs, as well as in disputes before the Polish Patent Office and OHIM, including in cases regarding the declaration of invalidity of designs and trademarks. Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig is also an experienced attorney in court cases regarding infringement of patents, rights to a company name, and personal rights. In such cases, she has represented such entities as leading Polish Internet portals, as well as pharmaceutical companies and renowned businesses from the cosmetics industry.

Her area of expertise also covers the provision of day-to-day legal advice in civil law cases, and court representation in such cases. In particular, she appears in court on behalf of telecommunications and industrial clients in proceedings concerning settlements with contractors and agents. She also provides legal advice to clients in employment-related cases and employer representation in labour law-related court proceedings.

She is a member of INTA (International Trade Mark Organisation)

She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University.

She is fluent in English.


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News 4
23 Apr 2024

INTA 2024 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig and Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak Ph.D. will represent our Intellectual Property team at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta from May 18th to May 22nd.

Each year, several thousand professionals from all over the world attend INTA Annual Meeting: lawyers, intellectual property specialists, business representatives, and academics to discuss and exchange their knowledge and experience together.

The 146th INTA Annual Meeting is held in Atlanta, where Coca-Cola, one of the strongest brands, has been established. The theme of the program for INTA 2024 is “The Business of Innovation”. The debates will focus on how creativity, change, and technology are transforming the way IP professionals conduct business.

27 Mar 2024

The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2024

We are proud to share that Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been recognized in 5 practice areas by The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2024!

02 Oct 2023

INTA Committees 2024-2025

We are excited to announce that our experts have been selected as members of International Trademark Association (INTA)’s Committee for upcoming 2024-2025 term:

01 Mar 2023

White-collar crime – a new practice group at TKP

We are delighted to announce that we have created a new practice group, White-Collar Crime, in response to growing demand on the part of clients for advice embracing all white-collar crime issues.
 
The new practice group will combine the know-how accumulated by the lawyers in the new team over many years. TKP experts in the team will advise on issues such as the risks involved in making commercial decisions and creating compliance systems.
 
The White-Collar Crime team members will also represent clients in criminal and fiscal-criminal cases. The new practice will focus and build upon the firm’s practice with regard to white-collar crime to date, including protection of intellectual property under criminal law.
 
The lawyers on the team will be Attorney-at-Law Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig, Attorney-at-Law Krzysztof Witek, Attorney-at-Law Małgorzata Kutaj, and Attorney-at-Law Joanna Wlazłowska.

Events 5
19 May 2024 - 21 May 2024

ECTA 2024

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig, Co-Managing Partner and Małgorzata Kutaj, Managing Associate will represent TKP at ECTA 42ND Annual Conference in Belgium.

28 Jun 2023 - 01 Jul 2023

ECTA 2023

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig, Co-Managing Partner and Małgorzata Kutaj, Managing Associate will represent TKP at ECTA 41ST Annual Conference in Prague
 

16 May 2023 - 20 May 2023

INTA 2023

Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak Ph.D., Partner and Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig, Co-Managing Partner will represent TKP at the INTA Annual Meeting in Singapore from May 16th to May 20th.

If you are also attending INTA Annual Meeting and would like to connect, please feel free to reach out to us via email: inta@traple.pl

26 Oct 2022

GC Summit Poland 2022

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 26 The Legal 500  GC Summit: Poland. Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak will give a lecture entitled “With the rise of technology, is it now harder to protect your brand?”. During the meeting our Law Firm will also be represented by Xawery Konarski and Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig.

18 Jul 2024

INTA 2024

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig and Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak Ph.D. will represent our Intellectual Property team at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta from May 18th to May 22nd.

Each year, several thousand professionals from all over the world attend INTA Annual Meeting: lawyers, intellectual property specialists, business representatives, and academics to discuss and exchange their knowledge and experience together.

The 146th INTA Annual Meeting is held in Atlanta, where Coca-Cola, one of the strongest brands, has been established. The theme of the program for INTA 2024 is “The Business of Innovation”. The debates will focus on how creativity, change, and technology are transforming the way IP professionals conduct business.

Blog 6
20 Sep 2023

Legislative developments concerning consumer-trader disputes

New civil law procedure regulations that entered into force on 1 July, 2023, include changes to rules regarding consumer-trader litigation. This amendment could have a major impact on foreign enterprises operating in Poland, if a consumer takes legal action against them in Poland, or if the enterprise pursues claims in Poland against a consumer.

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.

05 Aug 2022

The time limit for undertakings to collect debts to be longer

The Polish Supreme Court has specified in a resolution of 13 May 2022 (case III CZP 46/22) how to correctly determine when an undertaking’s claims against a consumer expire under the statute of limitations. This ruling may interest foreign undertakings that pursue claims against consumers in Poland, as it de facto extends the time limit under the statute of limitations, i.e. it provides more time for recovery of debts that had not expired under the statute of limitations as of 9 July 2018.

21 Mar 2022

Conciliation proceedings will no longer interrupt the course of limitation

As of the end of June 2022, the provisions relevant to the effects of using conciliation or mediation proceedings as pre-trial dispute settlement instruments will change in Poland. The change will significantly affect those entrepreneurs and other entities conducting economic activity in Poland who would like to first try to settle a dispute amicably while at the same time not losing, due to limitation of claims, the possibility of pursuing their claims in judicial proceedings, in case the amicable settlement of the dispute fails.

24 Dec 2021

Protective letters in patent litigation cases

In July 2020, specialist IP courts began operating in Poland, and there are now five specialist IP courts operating in Poland. Only one, the Warsaw Regional Court, is competent to hear patent disputes (patent infringement, finding no patent infringement, proceedings in which an injunction is sought for the duration of patent infringement litigation). In light of this development, there is more and more discussion about whether legislation is needed in Poland to introduce protective letter, an important tool in injunction proceedings in IP, primarily patent, litigation cases.

01 Jul 2021

Prospective legislative developments concerning electronic service of correspondence in civil litigation cases

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a series of legislative initiatives in Poland to begin using new technologies in civil cases in courts. As of the beginning of July 2021, two major legislative changes are envisaged concerning service of court correspondence.

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