Trademarks

  • polish
  • international
  • european

A trademark may consist of any signs, in particular words, including personal names, or designs, letters, numerals, colours, the shape of goods or of the packaging of goods, or sounds, provided that such signs are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings; and being represented in a manner which enables the competent authorities and the public to determine the clear and precise subject matter of the protection afforded to its proprietor.

The role of a trademark is to distinguish products/ services of one company from the products / sercices of its competitors. Registeres trademarks possess a certain value and can serve as a tool of promotion and increasing of the level of reputation of a brand.

 

In the field of trademarks, Kancelaria Patentowa Patentbox provides following services:

 
  • trademark registrability analysis (in Poland, European Union, and most of the countries in the world)
  • filing polish, european and international trademark applications
  • representing our Clients before the Polish Patent Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante and International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva – in application, opposition and revocation proceedings
  • representing our Clients in cases of trademark infringement
  • mediation in cases of trademarks infringement
  • legal help in cases of transfer or licensing of trademarks
  • trademark monitoring services (Poland, European Union, World, selected countries)

Designs

  • polish
  • community

A design is the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture and/or materials of the product itself and/or its ornamentation. „Product” means any industrial or handicraft item, including inter alia parts intended to be assembled into a complex product, packaging, get-up, graphic symbols and typographic typefaces, but excluding computer programs. A design shall be protected by a design right to the extent that it is new and has individual character.

In short, a registered design is protecting the outter appearance of a product.

 

In the field of designs, Kancelaria Patentowa Patentbox provides following services:

 
  • design registrability analysis (in Poland, European Union, and many of the countries in the world)
  • filing polish and community (european) design applications
  • representing our Clients before the Polish Patent Office and European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante – in application and revocation proceedings
  • representing our Clients in cases of design infringement
  • mediation in cases of design infringement
  • legal help in cases of transfer or licensing of registered designs.

Inventions
Utility designs

  • Polish patents / utility designs
  • European patents
  • PCT applications

A patent is a law protecting an invention being a technical solution. To get a patent granted, the invention must be new, possess an inventive step (cannot be obvious) and have an industrial applicability. A utility design is also must have a technical character. A utility design is a new and useful solution of a technical nature affecting shape, construction or permanent assembly of an object in the fixed form. A utility design might be protected by law.

 

In the field of inventions and utility designs, Kancelaria Patentowa Patentbox provides following services:

 
  • conducting patent searches
  • anlaysis of potential other party's patent infringment by our Client's technical solution
  • preparing patent/ utility design descriptions and filing polish, european and PCT (international) patent and utility design applications
  • representing our Clients before the Polish Patent Office, European Patentt Office in Munich and International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva – in application, opposition and revocation proceedings
  • european patent vaildation in Poland
  • representing our Clients in cases of patent and utility designs infringement
  • mediation in cases of patents and utility designs infringement
  • legal help in cases of transfer or licensing of patents and utility designs.

Other intellectual
property issues

  • copyrights
  • unfair competition

Kancelaria Patentowa Patentbox helps to develop and implement systems of protection of intellectual property rights, tailored for individual Clients.

The issues of industrial property rights are inextricably linked to issues of copyright and fightig unfair competition.

Copyright protects a work that constitutes any individual creative effort embodied in any form, regardless of its value, purpose or means of expression. Some trademarks and all community / registered designs are protected by copyright.

 

In the field of copyrights, Kancelaria Patentowa Patentbox provides following services:

 
  • counseling on the issues of copyrights and neigbouring rights
  • legal help in cases of transfer or licensing of copyrights

An act of unfair competition is an action contrary to law or morality, if it threatens or violates the interests of another entrepreneur or customer. Acts of unfair competition include in particular: misleading designation of an enterprise, false or fraudulent designation of geographical origin of goods or services, misleading designation of goods or services, violation of business secrets, incitement to termination or non-performance, imitation of products, slandering or dishonest touting, obstruction of access to the market, bribery of a person performing a public function, as well as unfair or prohibited advertising, organizing a system of pyramid sales, conductiont or organization of activities in Ponzi scheme.

 

In the field of protection against unfair competition, Kancelaria Patentowa Patentbox provides following services:

 
  • counseling on the issues of unfair competition concerning intellectual property field
  • representing our Clients before common courts and third persons in cases of unfair competition