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Not every use of a trademark is sufficient to maintain registration rights
Placing a trademark on items given free-of-charge to customers does not constitute “genuine use” of a trademark required to maintain the registration.
Not every use of a trademark is sufficient to maintain registration rights
A long way home
Cases seeking restitution of real estate in Poland lost through post-war agricultural reforms can stretch out for years.
A long way home
First judgment in favour of a customer who lost money on currency hedging
The court held that the bank misled the customer by failing to warn of the risk associated with currency forward contracts. But each claim must be considered on a case-by-case basis.
First judgment in favour of a customer who lost money on currency hedging
Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek: Prison for pollution
An interview with Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, a partner at Wardyński & Partners who directs the Environmental Law practice group
Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek: Prison for pollution
Fiscal Penal Code before the Constitutional Tribunal
Can advertising of companies conducting gambling activity properly be outlawed? wonder Adam Studziński and Radosław Teresiak, tax advisers from Wardyński & Partners.
Fiscal Penal Code before the Constitutional Tribunal
Grzelak v Poland
The failure to offer ethics classes in Polish public schools, resulting in absence of a grade for this subject in the student’s transcript, constitutes unlawful discrimination on religious grounds, the European Court of Human Rights has held.
Grzelak v Poland
Court may not decide on its own about impartiality of judges
Barring an interlocutory appeal from an order of an appellate court denying a motion to recuse a judge is unconstitutional.
Court may not decide on its own about impartiality of judges
Flag an air cab?
What are the rights of passengers using air taxis, and what duties do carriers have when providing this service? These issues are explored by Paweł Mazur, an adwokat who is of counsel to Wardyński & Partners.
Flag an air cab?
Tiffany to shoemaker: don't tread on me
A renowned trademark may be protected in Poland even if the mark is not used or registered here.
Tiffany to shoemaker: don't tread on me
Land and mortgage registers available online
From 16 June 2010 it is no longer necessary to stand in line at the land and mortgage register court. The Polish Ministry of Justice has created free, universal access to allow the public to review land and mortgage registers in electronic form.
Land and mortgage registers available online
Easier to legalise unlawful construction
In places where there is no local zoning plan in force, planning permission is sufficient to legalise a structure built without a permit—regardless of when the planning permission becomes legally final.
Easier to legalise unlawful construction
How to promote cities effectively and lawfully
Polish cities and regions more and more often decide to promote themselves. Local and regional governments may hire advertising agencies for this purpose, but procurement of marketing services does not necessarily require organising a tender.
How to promote cities effectively and lawfully