Patent Office of the Republic of Poland


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.