Prof. in the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Paweł Podrecki, Habil.

Attorney-at-law, Senior Partner,


A legal expert with years of experience in intellectual property law, competition law, new technologies law, and civil law. He is a senior partner and co-founder of the Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy law firm. In his capacity as he assists the boards of many large Polish and foreign companies operating in Poland. He represents Clients in litigation and proceedings before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. 

Paweł Podrecki is a member of the Competition Law Association and the Industrial Property Law Association, and an arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Internet Domains. He has also been an arbitrator at the Copyright Commission and the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. 

He provides consultations on legislative changes and prepares expert opinions for the Polish Sejm and Senate. He has worked with the Civil Law Codification Commission. 

At the Law Firm, he supervises the work of the Industrial Property Law, the Competition and Consumer Protection Law, the Advertising and Sales Promotion Law, and the Life Sciences Teams. 

Paweł Podrecki combines the practice of law with academic work. He gives lectures and seminars on civil law, industrial property law, competition law, and unfair competition law at the Jagiellonian University. He is also a postgraduate lecturer at ITechLaw) the Jagiellonian University and the Polish Academy of Sciences, and a lecturer to bar trainees and [trainee] patent attorneys. 

Paweł Podrecki has been repeatedly recommended in Polish and international rankings of lawyers specializing in intellectual property law and competition law (including Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, WTR1000, The Legal 500, Rzeczpospolita). 

Paweł Podrecki is the author of numerous publications on intellectual property law and competition law as well as European law issues. He is the editor of the first, and the largest, IT publication “Prawo Internetu” (The Law of the Internet). His monographs include: “Porozumienia monopolistyczne i ich cywilnoprawne skutki” (Monopolistic Agreements and Their Implications in Civil Law) and Środki ochrony praw własności intelektualnej (Means of protecting intellectual property rights). He is a co-author of many chapters in the Private Law System in the volumes on Competition law and Industrial property law. 

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig specializes in court proceedings and legal advice in 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 OHIM. 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 handled numerous court cases on behalf of leading Polish entities in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, insurance and FMCG sectors. 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 advises numerous enterprises operating in the furniture, decoration, industrial, textile, clothing, footwear and sports sectors in disputes regarding the protection of copyright, industrial designs, and community designs and trademarks, including before the Community trade mark and design courts, as well as in disputes before the Polish Patent Office and OHIM, including in cases regarding the invalidation of designs and trademarks. Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig is also experienced in handling court cases regarding infringement of patents, rights to a company name, and personality rights. In such cases, she has represented entities such as leading Polish Internet portals, as well as pharmaceutical companies and renowned businesses in the cosmetics industry.

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

She is a member of INTA (International Trademark Association)

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University.

She is fluent in English.

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