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Tomasz Koryzma

Partner
Head of IP/TMC, Poland and Head of IP, CEE

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Varso Tower
Chmielna 69,
00-801 Warsaw
Poland
Languages Polish, English
Intellectual Property

Tomasz is a partner and Head of the eight-lawyer-strong IP/TMC Practice Group at CMS Poland. He also leads the CMS IP practice group in CEE. For the past 18 years he has been practising IP at leading international law firms in Poland. His main focus is on patent and trademark enforcement. He represents key players from the luxury consumer goods, technology, financial and automotive sectors working them on ant-counterfeiting programmes and providing strategy advice in IP infringement disputes. He is an active member of INTA and has served on the EU Anti-Counterfeiting Committee [2013-2015] and Parallel Import Committee [2015-]

Tomasz is considered a leading expert for IP litigation (Band 1) and anti-counterfeiting (Band 1) by World Trademark Review 1000. Chambers Europe (Band 3), Chambers Global (Band 3) and Managing IP (IP Star) rankings also recognise Tomasz as the leading IP expert in Poland.

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"He can translate difficult legal provisions into simple business language, which is very useful – a very good lawyer."

Chambers, 2015

"a trusted adviser and a very experienced lawyer" and "a highly professional, commercially minded problem-solver."

Legal 500, 2015

"He is fast on the uptake and always responds quickly. I am more than happy to recommend him, especially for his skills in anti-counterfeiting."

WTR 1000, 2015

"with a direct line to Polish Customs, Tomasz Koryzma leads the charge. Large multinationals routinely trust him to take on the counterfeiters and win."

WTR 1000, 2016

Relevant experience

  • Lacoste – working on client’s customs IP protection programme. Representing the client in successful major civil litigation dispute against the producer of lookalikes and trademark-infringing perfumes.
  • L’Oreal – serving as a client’s exclusive IP enforcement advisor in Poland. Handling client’s customs IP enforcement programme and handling criminal cases related to counterfeited perfumes and cosmetics.
  • Chanel – assisting client with customs seizures and criminal cases against producers and wholesalers of counterfeited products.
  • Fendi - assisting client with customs seizures and conducting training for the customs in relation to suspected products and client’s IP rights.
  • Alberto Culver - providing the client with a complex litigation strategy in a pan- European unfair competition and copyright dispute regarding lookalike shampoo and trademark-infringing products offered on a massive scale in the European by a competitor.
  • Japan Tobacco International – representing the client in a critical court dispute and interim injunction proceedings with a competitor in relation to alleged infringement of a trademark and acts of unfair competition.
  • Cooper Standard – advising client 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. - taking the leading role in 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.
  • HP Enterprise - Representing client in the trademark dispute against a major broker of client’s products infringing client’s trademark (parallel import).
  • Syngenta - advising and representing the client in two court disputes with an importer of counterfeited plant protection products. Co-ordinating all customs IP enforcement operations in Poland.
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Education

  • Postgraduate Studies on Intellectual Property, University of Warsaw, Warsaw
  • Warsaw Bar of Legal Advisors, Warsaw
  • Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Warsaw
  • British and European Warsaw School of Law, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, and University of Warsaw, Warsaw
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Technology

Tomasz is a partner and Head of the eight-lawyer-strong IP/TMC practice group at CMS Poland. He also leads the CMS IP practice group in CEE. For the past 18 years he has been practicing technology and data privacy laws at leading international law firms in Poland. His focuses on digital business including Internet and e-commerce. He regularly works on IT-related contracts and disputes and cross-border data protection issues. He represents key players from technology, consumer products, and financial sectors working on both sides of the table. He is a member of IAPP and iTech law.

Tomasz is considered a top three TMT lawyer in Poland by Legal 500. Chambers Europe ranking also recognises Tomasz as the leading Technology (Band 2) and Data Privacy (Band 2) expert in Poland.

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Relevant experience

  • HP Enterprise – providing strategic advice to client in relation to potential dispute over the exit from the contract on implementation of e-health system in Poland (P1 Project).
  • mBank – advising in a dispute related to the implementation of a complex IT system. Representation in negotiations and elaboration of the content of the settlement of a dispute.
  • Atos – advising in a dispute with one of its clients arising out of an IT system implementation agreement. The matter was successfully settled out of court.
  • PZU – advising in a procurement process to select a provider for client’s new insurance policy IT system. Our work for the client included several months of negotiations relating to the implementation, licensing and maintenance agreements with two bidders.
  • Accenture – advising in the numerous IT projects, including negotiations for the implementation of central systems at mBank and MultiBank, implementation of a billing system at Netia and implementation of solutions delivered to PTK Centertel, TMobile and LOT.
  • Totalizator Sportowy - comprehensive advisory in a tender for the selection of an on-line operator and representing the client in negotiating the IT project simultaneously with three bidders.
  • ING – assisting the client with a wide range of TMT issues in connection with the creation of an e-commerce B2B platform for ING Group. Advising on e-invoicing, e-tendering, intellectual property and data protection issues.
  • iTunes – regular assistance to the client in relation to launch of iTunes service in Poland and its further development (ensuring compliance of service terms and conditions with Polish laws).
  • Abercombie & Fitch - advising on the launch of the client’s on-line store in Poland, including advice on privacy, consumer law, e-money and e-commerce issues.
  • Google – providing comprehensive advice (over the period exceeding five years) on the launch of several key services in Poland such as AdSense, AdWords, Google Earth and Street View. Assisting YouTube on negotiations of the license agreement with ZAIKS in relation Polish music and audio-video repertoire.
  • Nintendo - providing legal assistance to the client in relation to launch of client’s services in Poland and other related issues (incl. e-money and copyright levies to client’s products).
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Education

  • Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Warsaw
  • British and European Warsaw School of Law, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, and University of Warsaw, Warsaw
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Data Protection & Freedom of Information

Tomasz is a partner and Head of the eight-lawyer-strong IP/TMC practice group at CMS Poland. He also leads the CMS IP practice group in CEE. For the past 18 years he has been practicing technology and data privacy laws at leading international law firms in Poland. His focuses on digital business including Internet and e-commerce. He regularly works on IT-related contracts and disputes and cross-border data protection issues. He represents key players from technology, consumer products, and financial sectors working on both sides of the table. He is a member of IAPP and iTech law.

Tomasz is considered a top three TMT lawyer in Poland by Legal 500. Chambers Europe ranking also recognises Tomasz as the leading Technology (Band 2) and Data Privacy (Band 2) expert in Poland.

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Relevant experience

  • Polish Automotive Industry Association (PZPM) – advising on the preparation of the code of good industry practices in the field of processing the clients’ personal data. Negotiating the code with the Polish Data Protection Authority.
  • KIA Motors – conducting a complex audit on the compliance of use and security of personal data.
  • Peugeot – preparation of data protection documentation required under Polish data protection laws.
  • Yamaha Motor Poland – advising in relation to a complex audit of personal data processing.
  • Scania AB – supporting the client in the process of outsourcing accounting processes to a vendor located in India. The assignment covers three Scania entities in Poland. Representing all aforementioned Scania entities before the Polish Data Protection Authority in proceedings on obtaining consent for the transfer of personal data to India.
  • Syngenta – advising on the international data transfer before the Polish Data Protection Authority.
  • Intel – advising in relation to the registration of databases under Polish privacy law as well on the international data transfer.
  • Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – advising on a global project related to the establishment of a shared services centre for the client. Advice covered complex assistance with the international transfer of personal data outside of Poland and compliance with local data protection requirements.
  • Mastercard – the client sought our data protection- and technology-related advice in respect of launching its Rewards Programme in two countries. Co-ordinating regional advice and advising client on critical issues in relation to the Programme.
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Education

  • Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Warsaw
  • British and European Warsaw School of Law, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, and University of Warsaw, Warsaw
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