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...

IP Law

IMPORTANT HINT for non-residents (not applicable for convention regulations concerning international applications):

We are kindly informing that any persons not having their domicile or seat in Poland, in proceedings before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland in matters relating to the filing and processing of applications and maintenance of the protection (including fee payments) of inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications and topographies of integrated circuits may only act when represented by a patent attorney with his seat in Poland (Art.236 of the Act Industrial Property Law).