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Intellectual property protection in Poland

Intellectual property system in Poland


1. Poland general info

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe. Poland is bordered by Germany to the West, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the South, Ukraine and Belarus to the East, and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave and Lithuania to the North. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe.

International Country Code:  PL

Time Zone:  UTC+1, summer UTC+2                           

Currency:    Złoty (PLN)

See brief information about Patent registration in Poland (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Poland (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Poland

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Poland

See brief information about Validation of European Patent in Poland

2. IP Legal Base in Poland

The Industrial Property Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Patent Law Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
Al. Niepodległości 188/192
P.O. Box 203
00-950 Warszawa
Phone: +48 (22) 579 05 55
Fax: +48 (22) 579 00 01
Email: Contact.Center@uprp.gov.pl
www.uprp.pl

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Poland are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by IntellectPol on 20/06/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Polish IP Laws

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