Intellectual Property in Poland

Overview by
National Organizations
The organization responsible for the protection of intellectual property in Poland is the Urzad Patentowy RP, it is a member of the European Patent Office (EPO).
Regional Organizations
Copyright Office
Industrial Property Office
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Law on inventive activity
19 October 1972, modified by the law of 16 April 1993
20 years
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Law on Trademarks
31 January 1985
10 years, renewable for a consecutive period of 10 years. Trademark Law Treaty
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

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