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In today’s knowledge economy, your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your IP. With specialist IP lawyers throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), we have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies, often across the region or in several jurisdictions.

Everything was co-ordinated in a very good way. The lawyers also had good ideas.
Chambers Europe, 2016

Leading multinationals look to CMS for an integrated, cross-border service to meet their global needs and/or deal with global trademark portfolios, as well as specialist advice and representation in individual countries. Working with CMS gives you invaluable access to knowledge of the CEE markets and regulators, both locally and regionally. We work together with you to find the best solutions for your business.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as life sciences and healthcare, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and technology, media and communications.

The overall impression of the is very positive. The team provided a lot of support and assistance.
Chambers Europe, 2016

This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute, CMS dedicated contentious IP experts can guide you through the litigation process.

In Poland our IP team focuses on enforcement and litigation relating to patents, trademarks, designs, and copyrights. Our experts work with Polish customs on a regular basis with regards to managing clients’ IP rights enforcement programmes.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty in Po­land
Cooper Stand­ard on re­view of cli­ent’s key IP as­sets across Europe in­clud­ing know-how and pat­ent leg­al re­view, ad­vising on pat­ent/trade­mark li­cens­ing scheme and co­ordin­a­tion of crit­ic­al pat­ent dis­putes across Europe and US with cli­ent’s com­pet­it­ors.HP Inc. with re­spect to a coun­try-wide pro­ject aimed against im­port­ers, dis­trib­ut­ors and sellers of pat­ent in­fringing ink cart­ridges. The pro­ject covered ne­go­ti­at­ing sev­er­al out-of-court set­tle­ments and lit­ig­at­ing be­fore a Pol­ish court against key play­ers on the mar­ket.Rep­res­ent­ing Syn­genta in two court dis­putes with an im­port­er of coun­ter­feited plant pro­tec­tion products. Co­ordin­at­ing all cus­toms IP en­force­ment op­er­a­tions in Po­land.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.

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28 May 2020
Anti-crisis Shield: the im­pact of new reg­u­la­tions on con­duct­ing busi­ness...
Leg­al status as of 16 May 2020
22 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19's im­pact on IP leg­al tim­ings
As in all as­pects of busi­ness, COV­ID-19 is im­pact­ing the world of IP and the po­s­i­tion is con­stantly chan­ging. To help you pri­or­it­ise and plan, the Glob­al IP prac­tice at CMS has put to­geth­er an over­view of COV­ID-19's cur­rent im­pact on pro­ced­ur­al timetables be­fore courts, na­tion­al in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fices and key in­ter­na­tion­al IP in­sti­tu­tions.
08 July 2020
“WIPO PROOF”: WIPO’s new on­line ser­vice which helps in­nov­at­ors and cre­at­ors...
The World In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Or­gan­isa­tion (WIPO) re­cently launched its new on­line busi­ness ser­vice, “WIPO PROOF”. The plat­form aims to help in­nov­at­ors and cre­at­ors safe­guard their in­tel­lec­tu­al...
16 April 2020
Anti-crisis Shield: the im­pact of new reg­u­la­tions on con­duct­ing busi­ness...
Leg­al status as of 3 April 2020
26 June 2020
CJEU an­nuls EUIPO’s trade mark in­val­id­a­tion of Louis Vuit­ton’s Dam­i­er Azur...
On 10 June 2020, the Gen­er­al Court of the CJEU (“GC”) pub­lished its de­cision on the Louise Vuit­ton Mal­leti­er (“Louis Vuit­ton”) case,[1] which relates to the valid­ity of Louis Vuit­ton’s fig­ur­at­ive...
28 October 2019
CMS moves its EU trade marks and design prac­tice to Warsaw
CMS has taken steps to en­sure it can con­tin­ue to rep­res­ent its cli­ents be­fore the European In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (EUIPO) fol­low­ing Brexit. Read more here.
01 June 2020
En­larged Board to cla­ri­fy European Pat­ent Of­fice ap­proach to double pat­ent­ing
The European Pat­ent Of­fice Tech­nic­al Board of Ap­peal has re­ferred three leg­al ques­tions to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal. These ques­tions con­cern the al­low­ab­il­ity of double pat­ent­ing at the EPO, and will...
22 August 2019
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2019/20
The Auto­mot­ive sec­tor has for many years been a driv­ing force of European eco­nom­ic growth. The in­dustry provides dir­ect and in­dir­ect jobs to 13.8 mil­lion Europeans and gen­er­ated a sur­plus of €84.4 bil­lion for the European Uni­on in 2018. At the same time a
29 May 2020
3D trade marks news: over­view of re­cent judg­ments in the Göm­böc and Ru­bik...
The in­ter­pret­a­tion of pro­vi­sions reg­u­lat­ing shape marks of­ten raises vari­ous doubts on both the EU and na­tion­al level, es­pe­cially re­gard­ing the con­di­tions un­der which re­gis­tra­tion of shape marks can be...
30 July 2018
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2018/19
26 May 2020
European Pat­ent Of­fice COV­ID-19 pro­vi­sions - as at 25 May 2020
The EPO has re­cently is­sued fur­ther in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing or­al pro­ceed­ings be­fore ex­am­in­a­tion and op­pos­i­tion di­vi­sions and be­fore the Boards of Ap­peal. This art­icle sum­mar­ises all of the EPO’s COV­ID-19...
15 November 2017
CMS con­tin­ues to in­vest in its in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and tech­no­logy prac­tice
CMS is com­mit­ted to the de­vel­op­ment of its in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and tech­no­logy prac­tice and strength­en­ing the team by hir­ing ex­perts and ex­per­i­enced law­yers, as well as ju­ni­or law­yers. Ma­ciej Ole­jnik, Anna Szczy­gieł, Paulina Ko­morowska and Dami­an Kar­w­al