Zbigniew Pinkalski, PhD



Zbigniew’s practice focus is intellectual property law and new technologies, media and advertising, and gaming and competition law, with a particular focus on data and know-how protection. He advises corporate clients, industry organizations, and cultural institutions. Zbigniew handles court cases for the top companies in telecommunications, IT, chemicals, cosmetics, and other fields, and has a successful track record in litigation cases before the Supreme Court.

He was placed fifth in the Gazeta Prawna Rising Stars – lawyers, leaders of tomorrow 2016 ranking. He is an arbiter at the Disciplinary Court for advertising of dietary supplements created by the KRSiO, Polfarmed, Pasmi and Suplementy Polska.

He is an assistant professor at the Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. Zbigniew is a lecturer on the new technologies law postgraduate course on gaming contracts at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INP PAN), and lectures on intellectual property law in bar training provided by the Cracow Bar Association. He has written legislative opinions for the National Bar Association Center for Research, Studies and Legislation.

He conducts training and speaks at seminars and conferences on the areas of law described above, including at gaming conferences (Digital Dragons). He is the author of Prawna ochrona formatów telewizyjnych [Legal protection of TV formats], for which he was awarded a prize by the Polish National Broadcasting Council (Krajowa Rada Radiofonii I Telewizji) for the best book of the year on the electronic media market, and numerous publications in the professional press, blogosphere, and prestigious academic journals.

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Events 2
15 May 2022 - 16 May 2022

Digital Dragons 2022 offline

We are looking forward to seeing you on May 16-17 at Digital Dragons 2022. Zbigniew Pinkalski, PhD will talk about Trade secrets–overlooked instrument protecting gamedev ideas.

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.

Blog 1
23 Dec 2022

The European Parliament gaming resolution – a harbinger of the increase in the public funding for video game production in Poland and the EU?

The European Parliament resolution on e-sports and video games, adopted with a huge majority, calls upon particular institutions to take measures to develop the EU gaming sector. From the point of view of launching or conducting business activity in this sector (or even investing in gaming studios), the specific proposals made in the resolution, regarding public funding for video game production, are especially interesting.

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

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