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Not bad and getting better
The World Investment Report 2010 was announced in Poland on 22 July 2010 at the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency.
Not bad and getting better
New crime in the Penal Code
Stalkers may no longer go unpunished. Under a proposal by the Polish Ministry of Justice, persons guilty of persistent harassment may be sentenced to as much as 12 years in prison.
New crime in the Penal Code
A DNA sequence alone does not merit patent protection
The holder of a patent may not prohibit trade in products containing a patented DNA sequence if the sequence does not perform the function for which it was patented.
A DNA sequence alone does not merit patent protection
Heavy fines for blogging
The Polish Financial Supervision Authority is investigating a blog that has featured information about the operations of a capital group since May of this year.
Heavy fines for blogging
Environmental decisions assignable from 20 July 2010
Transferability of environmental decisions, which was possible under Polish law prior to November 2008, has now been restored. The gap caused major difficulties for investors carrying out projects that could have a significant environmental impact.
Environmental decisions assignable from 20 July 2010
New rules for sale of electricity
The requirement to sell electricity on the commodities exchange, on an online trading platform and in the form of an open tender is about to go into effect.
New rules for sale of electricity
Someone else's trademark in a domain name?
Internet domain names should be registered in a way that respects prior rights.
Someone else's trademark in a domain name?
Insider trading can be a risky game
Use or disclosure of confidential securities-related information is a crime punishable by prison or millions of zlotys in fines.
Insider trading can be a risky game
Another gambling case
An EU member state may prohibit promotion and advertising of gambling services provided by enterprises from other member states, but may not apply discriminatory sanctions for violating the ban.
Another gambling case
Union officials protected under fixed-term contracts
A member of the management board of a workplace trade union or a union member appointed to represent workers in dealings with the employer may demand reinstatement if their employment under a contract for a definite period is terminated.
Union officials protected under fixed-term contracts
Under the spreading Euroleaf
The long-awaited new EU logo for ecological products has now appeared. From 1 July 2010, producers are required to use the logo on all products marketed as “organic.”
Under the spreading Euroleaf
New tool to fight digital exclusion
The Act on Support for Development of Telecommunications Services and Networks should help bring low-cost, high-speed Internet to rural areas of eastern Poland.
New tool to fight digital exclusion