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
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.