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Major changes to the Industrial Property Law
A long-awaited bill to amend the Industrial Property Law of 30 June 2000 was submitted to the Sejm on 12 March 2015. The proposed changes affect dozens of regulations. The bill would repeal some existing provisions but also introduce new features to the law.
Major changes to the Industrial Property Law
Proposed amendments to the Developers Act
Poland’s consumer protection authority has drawn up guidelines for amending the Act on Protection of Rights of Buyers of Residential Units and Single-Family Houses of 16 September 2011, popularly known as the Developers Act. Real estate developers are not pleased.
Proposed amendments to the Developers Act
Upcoming (r)evolution in school shops – what can food producers offer children in Polish schools?
After more than two years of discussions, the Food Safety and Nutrition Amendment Act concerning children’s nutrition at schools was enacted on 28 November 2014. The new law, which comes into force on 1 September 2015, aims to eliminate unhealthy food from school shops and prohibit the promotion of unhealthy foods within educational institutions.
Upcoming (r)evolution in school shops – what can food producers offer children in Polish schools?
Amendments to Polish inheritance law—analysis and evaluation of proposed changes
Work is underway in the Parliament on a government bill to amend the Civil Code and the Civil Procedure Code in a way that would significantly modify the rules for heirs’ liability for debts inherited from the decedent. The first reading of the bill has already been held and it is expected to be approved by the Sejm soon.
Amendments to Polish inheritance law—analysis and evaluation of proposed changes
New draft of the Renewable Energy Sources Act
Current producers of electricity from renewable energy sources as well as producers from modernised RES installations are to be offered a choice between maintaining the current support rules (using certificates of origin) and a new auction-based support system. The auction system would be applied with respect to new installations put into operation on or after 1 January 2016. Another major element of the latest proposal for the RES Act is support for “prosumer” generation of electricity at micro RES installations.
New draft of the Renewable Energy Sources Act
New rules for recognition and enforcement of judgments—does easier mean better?
From January 2015 creditors holding a judgment issued in an EU member state will be able to obtain recognition or enforcement of the judgment in another member state without initiating an additional court proceeding.
New rules for recognition and enforcement of judgments—does easier mean better?
No-par shares in limited-liability companies in bill to amend the Commercial Companies Code
The government plans revolutionary changes in the asset structure of limited-liability companies to go into effect 1 January 2015.
No-par shares in limited-liability companies in bill to amend the Commercial Companies Code
Do windmills and power lines spoil the landscape?
The Polish Parliament is working on a bill known as the “Landscape Act,” which is intended to introduce effective mechanisms for protecting the landscape. But an unintended consequence could be to block the construction of aerial masts, power lines and wind turbines, rather than merely regulate their location.
Do windmills and power lines spoil the landscape?
Return of the tax avoidance clause?
Discussion is underway on guidelines for proposed amendments to Poland’s Tax Ordinance. The most important changes proposed include introduction of a tax avoidance clause, safe harbour opinions, and a Tax Avoidance Council.
Return of the tax avoidance clause?
Changes in the National Court Register
Amendments have been proposed to the law governing the process of registering entities required to be entered in the National Court Register.
Changes in the National Court Register
A troublesome privilege
Parliamentarians seek to strip banks of the opportunity to use bank writs of execution while awarding a comparable privilege to credit unions.
A troublesome privilege
Another attempt to tighten the food inspection system
Every now and then a scandal breaks out involving Polish food products—most recently the use of industrial salts, as well as horsemeat in beef. In such cases, the authorities announce that they will take stern action.
Another attempt to tighten the food inspection system