In 2021, the Polish Patent Office and, subsequently, the Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology initiated drafting work on a new Act on Industrial Property Law. The Ministry has announced a brand new bill on intellectual property, which replaces the Industrial Property Law of 30 June 2000, which has been amended more than 20 times to date.
The legislator highlights that due to the numerous amendments, the current law is unclear, with multiple interpretational doubts. Moreover, the registration procedure is slow and overly formalised. The projected law aims to rectify this to the benefit of businesses. In addition to the current law, the industrial property legal system as a whole is struggling to keep up with the needs of a modern and fast-growing economy.
The proposed new bill has not yet been published in its entirety, only the essence of solutions included in the project have been releases. Klaudia Błach Morysińska provide her expertise as outside consultant to Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology in the course of their drafting work.
The latest information and our reactions and comments to the current case law and changes in the law can be found in the WTR Newsletter, where we recently wrote about the assumptions of the new industrial property law act prepared by the Ministry of Development and Technology. We invite you to read: https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/new-bill-replace-decades-old-industrial-property-law-in-poland