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Aleksandra Kuznicka - Cholewa, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
Languages Polish, English, French

Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa is an attorney-at-law, doctor of law, and a Senior Associate in IP/TMC practice at CMS.

She specialises in intellectual property law and represents clients in court cases concerning such issues as infringements of patents, trademarks, copyrights and moral rights, as well as issues related to counteracting unfair competition. Aleksandra represents clients in proceedings before the Polish Patent Office concerning patent and trademark invalidation. She also assists clients in drafting and negotiating complex IP-related agreements, including technology assignment and licensing agreements. Aleksandra is also involved in setting up an IP protection strategy for clients in various sectors.

Her experience includes advice for international, innovative pharmaceutical companies on issues related to enforcing their IP rights (and specifically patents) in Poland, parallel imports, and granting supplementary protection certificates, including representation in court proceedings. Aleksandra also advises clients on commercialising the results of research and development work in relation to IP rights.

Aleksandra has over 11 years of experience in providing professional IP advice that she has gained at leading international and Polish law offices. Aleksandra is also a member of the European Commission’s group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents, as well as an author of various publications in the field of IP.

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Relevant experience

  • HP Inc. in court proceedings aimed at protecting its patents in Poland, as well as in patent infringement proceedings in the Polish Patent Office and administrative courts.
  • L’Oreal in trademark invalidation proceedings in the Polish Patent Office.
  • A global manufacturer of construction and high-performance materials – in a patent enforcement campaign against multiple producers of patent-infringing products in Poland, including representing the client throughout litigation, as well as before the Polish Patent Office and administrative court. 
  • International producer of innovative crop-protection products in anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement matters in Poland, including acting for the client in high-level patent infringement court proceedings.
  • A major company in the Polish chemical sector on the commercialisation of the results of research and development work and acquisition of IP rights, including negotiating and drafting relevant IP-related agreements.
  • A major company in the Polish oil and gas sector in a number of projects (transactions) involving IP as a key asset. This includes drafting and negotiating a set of licence agreements and agreements on the transfer of various IP rights with different suppliers of innovative technology. 
  • Several leading international innovative pharmaceutical concerns on a number of court proceedings concerning infringements of patents, infringement of community trademarks during parallel import and granting supplementary protection certificates.
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Memberships & Roles

  • District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw
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Education

  • 2020 - Doctor of Laws (Ph.D.), Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.
  • 2013 - Master of Laws, Specialisation: French and European Business Law, University in Poitiers, France.
  • 2010 - Master of Laws, the Jagiellonian University, Cracow.
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