Patent Office of the Republic of Poland


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Patent Office of the Republic of Poland was established on December 28, 1918.

Poland already entered into the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property on 10th November 1919, joining international cooperation in this field. The first registration of a trademark took place on 11th April, 1924, and the first patent was granted on 24th April, 1924.

The Polish Patent Office performs its basic tasks within the scope of:

  • granting rights of protection for industrial property subjects
  • providing access to industrial property publications and the information they contain

as well as

  • co-creating and popularizing rules of industrial property protection.

Basic tasks of the Polish Patent Office with regard to the granting proceedings and maintenance of legal protection are performed according to:

  • national legislation regarding applications filed directly with the Patent Office;
  • international agreements:
    • for patent and utility model applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT),
    • for patent applications filed under the European Patent Convention,
    • for trademark applications filed under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol to that Agreement.


Polish Patent Office's Management

Dr. Alicja Adamczak - President
Mr. Andrzej Pyrża - Deputy President
Mr. Sławomir Wachowicz - Deputy President
Mr. Cezary Pyl - Director General

Biograms of the members of the Polish Patent Office's Management

The managing staff - Polish Patent Office

cetmos

Electronic version of the IPC in Polish language went live as another one non-authentic language version. Our sincere thanks goes to WIPO, UNIZETO and the entire PPO's staff involved.

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Online patent and utility model filings ARE NOW - operative from 1st. October - available to the Polish Patent Office - supported by the EPO's Online Filing software

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CETMOS - trade mark search in the national and international trade mark registers of 9 countries ...

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Effective 1 January, 2007, fiscal stamps with regard to powers of attorney before the Polish Patent Office have been liquidated and are no longer available for purchase. The relevant fiscal payments should be made directly to the PPO's cash register or otherwise transferred to bank A/c.



 

e-Patent Office

Almost 2 years ago the first European patent application was filed electronically to the EPO through the Polish Patent Office



The Polish Patent Office has its VAT ID Number inside EU (more at the bilingual version of our news)



The English version of the website is currently being reconstructed thus certain number of links here may temporarily lead to the Polish version of our website. We appreciate your patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions and / or comments, please feel free to mail to: webmaster@uprp.pl



 

International Symposium “Intellectual Property in Innovative Economy – Technology Transfer from Universities to Industry”

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BASIC INFORMATION ON LEGAL PROTECTION OF INVENTIONS AND UTILITY MODELS

  1. Questions relating to legal protection of inventios and utility models are regulated by the act of 30 June 2000 – Industrial Property Law (Journal of Laws of 2003, No 119, text 1117 and of 2004, No 33, text 286), as well as by Regulation of the Prime Minister of 17 September 2001 on filing and processing of patent and utility model applications (Journal of Laws No 102, text 1119).



 

Legal basis

The activities of the Polish Patent Office are founded on a number of Polish and international law regulations (more):

 

Tasks and scope of responsibilities of the PPO are fully determined by:

 

Regulation of the Prime Minister of 7 June 2004 on conceding a statute to the Patent Office of the RP (Journal of Laws of 2004, No 140, text 1484) more...

 

Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 8 January 2002 on the detailed scope of responsibilities of the Patent Office of the RP (Journal of Laws of 2002, No 8, text 59) more...



BASIC INFORMATION ON LEGAL PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS

1. Questions relating to legal protection of trademarks are regulated by the act of 30 June 2000 – Industrial Property Law (Journal of Laws of 2003, No 119, text 1117 and of 2004, No 33, text 286), as well as by the Regulation of the Prime Minister of 8 July 2002 on filing and processing of trademark applications (Journal of Laws No 115, text 998).

The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland receives and examines trademark applications, takes decisions in matters related to the grant of rights of protection and keeps the Trademark Register.



 

BASIC INFORMATION ON LEGAL PROTECTION OF TOPOGRAPHIES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

 1. Questions relating to legal protection of topographies of integrated circuits are regulated by the act of 30 June 2000 – Industrial Property Law (Journal of Laws of 2003, No 119, text 1117 and of 2004, No 33, text 286), as well as by the Regulation of the Prime Minister of 19 October 2001 on filing and processing of topography applications (Journal of Laws No 128, text 1413).



BASIC INFORMATION ON LEGAL PROTECTION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

1. Questions relating to legal protection of industrial designs are regulated by the act of 30 June 2000 – Industrial Property Law (Journal of Laws of 2003, No 119, text 1117 and of 2004, No 33, text 286), as well as by Regulation of the Prime Minister of 30 January 2002 on filing and processing of industrial design applications (Journal of Laws No 40, text 358).



Basic information on legal protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs

Poland has become party to the European Union as from 1 May 2004. Since that date the Community laws are binding and applicable on the territory of Poland.

Here is the list of basic Community legislation applicable in the area of protection of geographical indications and designations of origin:

 

· Council Regulation (EEC) No 2081/92 of 14 July 1992 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (EC Official Journal 1992, L 208/1) plus amendments: No 535/97 and 692/2003 ;



 

Access to the PPO's library resources

The principal facilities in Poland for providing access to industrial property publications and the information they contain are at the Library of the Polish Patent Office which holds source materials from the industrial property offices of over 40 countries and 4 international IP right-issuing organisations.



About the Polish Patent Office

Patent Office of the Republic of Poland is Poland's sole office for granting of patents of inventions, utility models, designs, registering of trade marks, topographies of integrated circuits and geographical indications. Industrial property righs are granted to individuals and companies.