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Packaging and Shape of Product as a Trademark
 





Join your colleagues at a roundtable on how to protect the packaging and shape trademarks of your products.


Warsaw, Poland
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:00 pm–5:30 pm (Cocktail party to follow the roundtable) 

Packaging and shape of a product may contribute to a great extent to the market success of goods. However, a producer may encounter difficulties in protecting its rights because of problems that are linked to proving distinctiveness of the plain shape of goods or their packaging, as well as with proving genuine use of such 3D trademarks. For the trademark owners, it is very important to learn the standpoint of the judges and representatives of the Patent Office related to obtaining protection for such trademarks and successful enforcement of their IP rights.

Brochure in Polish (.pdf)

Location
Hotel Bristol
Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44
00-325 Warsaw, Poland

Host
Dr. hab. Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
ul. Jasna 26
00-054 Warszawa

Moderator
Dr. hab. Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska


Speakers

Judge Mirosława Wysocka (President of VII Civil Chamber of Polish Supreme Court)  
Topic: Distinctiveness and use of trademarks presenting packaging and shape of product in jurisprudence of Polish civil courts.

Judge Beata Piwowarska (Head of Court for CTM and European Industrial Designs)   
Topic: Distinctiveness and use of trademarks presenting packaging and shape of products in jurisprudence of OHIM and Court for CTM in Warsaw

Judge Andrzej Kisielewicz (Vice President of Supreme Administrative Court)   
Topic: Reputation of trademarks presenting packaging and shape of  products.

Ms. Edyta Demby-Siwek, Polish Patent Office, Head of Legal Department
Topic: Distinctiveness of trademarks presenting packaging and shape of products in jurisprudence of Polish Patent Office – past and present.

Prof. Stanisław Sołtysiński (SK&S) 
Topic: Trademarks presenting packaging and shape of products vs. slavish imitation.


Language
The roundtable will be conducted in Polish.

Registration and information
Registration to this roundtable is free. Please direct any questions and confirm your attendance by Friday, September 5, 2014 to kaja.radzaj@skslegal.pl.