Trademarks

Trademarks

Registration of a trademarks in Poland and abroad

According to the Act, a trademark may be any sign allowing to distinguish the goods of one undertaking from those of another undertaking and capable of being represented in the trademark register in such a manner that the object of the granted protection may be determined unequivocally and precisely. A trademark may be, in particular, a word, including a surname, a drawing, a letter, a figure, a colour, a spatial form, including the shape of goods or packaging, as well as a sound. Having a registered trademark significantly affects a company’s image and regulates brand ownership issues. A trademark may be the subject of a company’s marketing efforts. It is also an effective tool used in the fight against unfair competition.

Complex legal protection

The trademarks protection

The Patent Office performs comprehensive activities relating to trademark protection in the territory of the whole world; thus, it represents clients in the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), and mediates in obtaining trademark protection in domestic procedures in the countries which are not members of the European Union or of the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The Patent Office examines the availability of trademarks in national, community and international databases, which is a forecast of the chance of obtaining the protection. We also draft warning letters, file opinions and motions for revocation of exclusive rights. At the request of our Clients, we monitor on a periodic basis trademark applications to identify trademarks that may infringe the exclusive rights of our Clients.

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