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Basic information on industrial property protection in Poland

Industrial property protection in Poland embraces: patents, utility models, trademarks, designs, integrated circuits topography, as well as countervailing unfair competition. Property protection is granted by the Polish Patent Office, established in 1918.

Poland is a Party to the Paris Convention, to the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) and to the Madrid Agreement and Protocol.

Foreign natural persons and bodies corporate have to be represented before the Patent Office by a certified patent attorney domiciled in Poland. All registered patent attorneys have to be members of the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys.

Last modification: 08.10.2003