Włodzimierz Szoszuk

adwokat, partner

Disputes over protection of intellectual property rights and personal interests, acquiring and trading in exclusive rights

Włodzimierz Szoszuk

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

Innovations Books The series of publications marking the 30th anniversary of Wardyński & Partners offers a concise cross-section of texts summarising and synthesising our first 30 years of practice. Drawing from our experiences, we present visions and solutions for the future. The second volume is focused on innovations. Innovations Intellectual property protection on the alcoholic beverages market Reports Can an advertiser run afoul of the alcohol advertising rules by advertising simple fruit juice? How can producers demonstrate the renown of a trademark for spirits? Is it permissible to allude to geography when the product has little in common with the region? What rules govern the permissible use of famous names for products? Can the […] Intellectual property protection on the alcoholic beverages market Intellectual property protection on the cosmetics and perfumes market Reports Our new publication is devoted entirely to the cosmetics and perfumes industry, as well as issues of intellectual property protection and processes specific to the industry. We also write about whether scent can be protected, whether distributors can be prohibited from selling luxury goods online, and the issues disputed between entities from the industry. Intellectual property protection on the cosmetics and perfumes market Intellectual Property Protection Reports Lawyers from the Intellectual Property Practice at Wardyński & Partners explain how to enforce claims involving intellectual property rights and what relief may be obtained against an infringer. Intellectual Property Protection Civil and Commercial Disputes. Examples from Practice Books This book was released by LexisNexis Polska as the second volume of its “Law in Practice” series. It was written by legal practitioners at Wardyński & Partners especially for other practitioners in Poland—legal advisers, advocates, and trainees. Civil and Commercial Disputes. Examples from Practice