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[16.03.2019] The delayed implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/2436 enters into force in Poland. The required reform of trademark law has been officially published in the Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland (from 2019 item 501) dated March 15, 2019

[20.02.2019] Implementation of the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 on trademarks in the Polish Parliament. Today it is already the final stage of the Parliament’s legislative work.

[19.12.2018] The annual Christmas meeting of the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys – Lublin District was held in Lublin. The meeting was accompanied by a discussion on changes to IP Law planned in 2019. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Wojciech Wlodarczyk on special invitation from the organizers.

[19.12.2018] The Polish Government has adopted a draft amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure prepared by the Minister of Justice (project no. UD309). Probably the project will go to the Polish Parliament no later than January 2019.

[12.12.2018] Implementation of the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 on trademarks in the Polish Parliament. The directive confirms the achievements of the CJEU and harmonises new issues.

[08.12.2018] Lublin citizens panel. Lublin City Office organized a consultation on migration policy, which gave residents the opportunity to hear from and debate directly with the European Commission and other experts. The group of residents was carefully selected in order to represent the diversity of the population of Lublin. We are pleased that Mr. Wojciech Wlodarczyk was invited to join the panelists and could actively participate in it.

[01.12.2018] The IT Application „e-Curia” has become the only means of exchange of legal documents between parties’ representatives and the General Court.

[01.12.2018] At the invitation of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, we listened to the concert of Rafał Blechacz – piano and Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic under the direction of Jacek Kaspszyk as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the University. The concert took place in the Lublin Philharmonic.

[25.11.2018] During the ceremonial Gala held at the Bellotto Hotel (Primate’s Palace) in Warsaw, the “Book on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of patent advocacy in Poland” was presented. The scientific editor of this publication is Dr. Krzysztof Czub. The authors in the scientific part of this book are among others Krzysztof Dobiezyński and Wojciech Wlodarczyk from our office. Mr Dobiezynski published an article entitled “On the need for separate civil proceedings in matters of intellectual property”. Mr. Wojciech Włodarczyk is the author of the article titled “About the ownership model in the law of intangible goods”.

[26.10.2018] During the conference „Centenary of Polish administration. Experience and perspectives“ which was organised by The National School of Public Administration, a specially prepared scientific monograph „Centenary of Polish administration. Experience and perspectives“ was presented (edited by W. Federczyk. Mr. Krzysztof Dobieżyński submitted na article to this publication titled „Optimization of administrative procedures in matters of industrial property before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland“.

[28.09.2018] The 100th anniversary of John Paul II Catholic University in the Lublin Philharmonic. At the invitation of the University, we listened to the world premiere of Dixtuor dedicated to the University on the occasion of its 100th anniversary by Adrian Leonard Mociulschi He is a contemporary Romanian composer and a pianist of Polish origin.

[27.08.2018] Changes to Polish Unfair Competition Act were published in the Journal of Laws 2018, item 1637. The new regulation enter into force after 7 days. With the help of these new rules is implemented Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.

[27.06.2018] Publisher „Wolters Kluwers“ has published a special monograph „Administrative law today and tomorrow“ edited by prof. J. Jagielski and prof. M. Wierzbowski. This book is the result of XXV Congress of Departments of Law and Administrative Proceedings. Mr. Krzysztof Dobieżyński submitted an article to this publication titled „Administrative courts and intellectual property courts (discussion of legislative proposals)“.

[25/27.06.2018] In the Royal Castle in Warsaw and at the University of Warsaw took place XXV Congress of Departments of Law and Administrative Proceedings. It is a cyclical event gathering theoreticians and practitioners of administrative law from all over Poland. As part of the Congress, at the conference “Administrative law today and tomorrow”, Mr. Krzysztof Dobieżyński presented a paper titled „Administrative courts and intellectual property courts (discussion of legislative proposals)“.

[8/9.06.2018] At the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, there was a Scientific Conference entitled “Trademarks and their protection”. The organizers invited us to participate in it. All lectures and discussions were extremely inspirational.

[19.05.2018] The citizens’ panel organized by Lublin City Office has come to an end. 6 days of meetings took place in Lublin (Mercure Hotel). The main question was: „What can be done to improve the quality of the air we breathe in Lublin?” Among the panelists was also Mr Wojciech Wlodarczyk from our office (his speak on Radio Lublin: https://www.radio.lublin.pl/news/mieszkancy-debatowali-o-lubelskim-powietrzu).

[17.05.2018] There was in Warsaw a conference on “How to Protect Innovation Effectively. Special courts. Assistance of Lawyer and Patent Attorneys “, where, among others, the lecture was given by Beate Schmidt, President of the Federal Patent Court in Germany. From our office Wojciech Wlodarczyk participated in the conference.

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