Disputes over protection of intellectual property rights and personal interests, acquiring and trading in exclusive rights
Włodzimierz Szoszuk heads the Intellectual Property practice.
He advises clients on industrial property law, copyright, unfair competition, and the law of new technologies. He conducts civil and criminal litigation on behalf of many well-known foreign and domestic companies across a range of intellectual property issues (particularly patent and trademark infringement), as well as civil and commercial matters. He is a mediator and arbitrator. He has great experience in negotiating and concluding settlements, and also prepares various types of contracts, including licence agreements, distribution agreements, and contracts for assignment of rights.
Since 2003 he has been a member of the CPR/INTA International Panel of Neutrals, and in 2005 he was appointed by the Central European Advisory Group as an arbitrator in .eu domain cases at the Czech Arbitration Court in Prague.
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw (1982)
Intellectual property law, Hamline University, Minnesota (1991)
Warsaw Bar Chamber
International Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Polish Competition Law Association
European Patent Lawyers Association
Between 1998 and 2006 he was a member of the Advisory Group on Protection and Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights for Investment for the UN Economic Commission for Europe.
The Legal 500 EMEA (2014 – 2019), Intellectual Property (Leading individuals)
Chambers Europe (2011 – 2019), Intellectual Property
Chambers Global (2013 – 2019), Intellectual Property
World Trademark Review 1000 (2017 – 2020), enforcement and litigation, anti-counterfeiting
IP Star 2019, patent
IAM Patent 1000 (2018 – 2019), litigation
Best Lawyers® 2014, Intellectual Property
“The artist in the gallery” (co-author), 2019 Yearbook
„Don’t delay pursuing IP claims” (co-author), 2018 Yearbook
“Appearances intended to mislead” (co-author), 2017 Yearbook
“The doctrine of equivalents is alive and well” (co-author), 2016 Yearbook
“IP protection policy: Don’t wait for infringement to start gathering evidence” (co-author), 2014 Yearbook
“Infringement of the docket: Whether to seek protection of intellectual property rights before the Polish courts” (co-author), 2013 Yearbook
“Some risks associated with the use of injunctions in patent disputes,” 2012 Yearbook
E-commerce and the law of digital signatures (co-author of chapter on Polish law), Oceana Publications, 2005