Prof. INP PAN, Paweł Podrecki, PhD, Habil.

Attorney-at-lawSenior PartnerCo-Managing Partner


Attorney-at-Law, Senior Partner and co-founder of Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy. An expert legal practitioner with a long track record in intellectual property law, competition law, new technologies law, and civil and litigation law. Paweł acts as a proxy and counsel to the management of numerous Polish companies and foreign companies operating in Poland. At TKP, he oversees the IP practice, which is the largest and is a frequently recommended practice group. It consists of the  industrial property, copyright, life sciences, and also competition and consumer protection, litigation, and real estate teams. He has been frequently recommended in Polish and international intellectual property law and competition law rankings (including Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, WTR1000, Legal 500, and Rzeczpospolita).

Paweł combines his legal practice with academic work. He is a professor at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INP PAN), and head of the Private Law Center and New Technologies Law Center at the INP PAN. He is also head of new technologies law and public procurement law postgraduate studies. He gives lectures and seminars at the Jagiellonian University on civil law, industrial property law, and law on competition and combating unfair competition. Paweł is a postgraduate studies lecturer at the Jagiellonian University and Polish Academy of Sciences, and in bar training. He also lectures at the Jagiellonian University German Law School and at the University of Vienna. He was awarded a scholarship at the Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter-und Wettbewerbsrecht in Munich and the Universities of Berlin and Vienna.

He is a member of the Competition Law Association, the Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, Intellectual Property and Competition Law Association, and the New Technologies Law Association, and is an arbiter at the Internet Domain Arbitration Court. He has also acted as an arbiter for the Copyright Law Committee and an arbiter at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. He is involved in work on legislative proposals and produces expert opinions for the Polish Sejm and Senate. He has also worked with the Civil Law Codification Committee.

Paweł is on the Academic Council of Law Courses/Studia Prawnicze, and the Program Council of the Law Journal Palestra. He is also on the Program Council of New Technologies Law Quarterly/Kwartalnika Prawa Nowych Technologii.

He has authored a number of publications on intellectual property law, competition law, and EU law issues. He was editor of the first and largest IT publication Internet Law/Prawo Internetu and authored for instance articles on the Civil Law Implications of Cartels and Protecting Intellectual Property Rights, and co-authored an article on patent law (ed. M. du Vall. E. Traple). He has co-authored many chapters of the Private Law System/System Prawa Prywatnego in the volumes Competition Law/Prawo konkurencji, Industrial Property Law/Prawo własności przemysłowej, and Commercial Law/Prawo handlowe. He is co-author of a C.H. Beck commentary on Industrial Property Law/Prawo Własności Przemysłowej, Commentary on the Law on Copyright and Related Rights/ Komentarz do prawa autorskiego i praw pokrewnych (Wolters Kluwer) and the Act on Redress Claims for Damage caused by Competition Law Breaches/Ustawy o roszczeniach o naprawienia szkody wyrządzonej przez naruszenie prawa konkurencji.

Paweł speaks German and English.

Related news

News 9
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!

14 Mar 2024

Chambers Europe 2024

We are pleased to announce that Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been honored in the prestigious ranking of the best law firms by Chambers and Partners Europe 2024.

15 Feb 2024

Chambers Global 2024

The intellectual property law team has once again been recognized in the prestigious ranking of top law firms by Chambers and Partners Global in Poland 2024 (Band 2).

31 Jul 2023

IP Stars 2023

We are happy to announce that TKP was one of the law firms recognized in the IP STARS (Managing IP) ranking.

22 Jun 2023

XXI Rzeczpospolita Law Firm Ranking

TKP named among leading law firms in XXI Rzeczpospolita ranking. TKP had no less than nine leaders across four disciplines, placing it fourth in the TOP 11 law firm listing.

The jury in the ranking named TKP as the top law firm in Poland in four categories:

16 Mar 2023

Chambers Europe 2023

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been once again ranked in the Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2023. We have received recommendation in 2 areas of our expertise and 5 of our lawyers have been recognised in the ranking.

02 Aug 2022

IP Stars 2022

We are very proud to be once again recognized by IP Stars and ranked among the best firms providing services in the field of trademark contentious (tier 2), patent contentious (Tier 2), trade mark prosecution (Tier 3) and copyright & related rights (Tier 3).

18 Mar 2022

Chambers Europe 2022

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been once again ranked in the Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2022. We have received recommendation in 3 areas of our expertise and 5 of our lawyers have been recognised in the ranking.

12 Apr 2019

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

This year’s edition of the acclaimed Legal 500 EMEA ranking sees Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners recognised in as many as three areas of practice: Tier 1 for Intellectual property and Tier 2 for both TMT and Competition/antitrust.

Events 2
04 Sep 2023

Emerging issues in licensing and enforcement of Standard Essential Patents

We are pleased to invite you to the one of the most interesting events of intellectual property law in Poland in 2023, which is the conference “Emerging Issues in Licensing and Enforcement of Standard Essential Patents”.

04 Apr 2022

Regional Seminar on Trade Secrets for the Central European and Baltic States

We are looking forward to seeing you on April 5 at the Regional Seminar on Trade Secrets for the Central European and Baltic States. Prof. INP PAN dr hab. Paweł Podrecki and Zbigniew Pinkalski PhD Pinkalski will talk about Protection of Trade Secrets: State of Play in Europe and the CEBS Region.

Meet our team

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig

Attorney‑at‑lawCo‑Managing Partner

Małgorzata Kutaj

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Michał Sobolewski

Attorney‑at‑lawManaging Associate

Maciej Toroń

Attorney‑at‑lawManaging Associate

Joanna Adamczyk, PhD

Attorney‑at‑lawSenior Associate

Piotr Grzybowski

Attorney‑at‑lawSenior Associate

Dariusz Krzak

Attorney‑at‑lawSenior Associate

Maciej Majewski

Attorney‑at‑lawSenior Associate

Agnieszka Pazdan

Attorney‑at‑lawSenior Associate

Anna Skąpska-Capińska

Attorney‑at‑lawSenior Associate

Krzysztof Wasilewski

Patent and Trademark AttorneySenior Associate

Mykoła Zembra

Attorney‑at‑lawSenior Associate

Jan Potyrała

Trainee attorney‑at‑lawAssociate

Kaja Seń

Trainee attorney‑at‑lawAssociate

Klaudia Nowak

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