Bartosz Krakowiak

Polish Patent and Trademark Attorney. European Patent Attorney. Professional representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Joined POLSERVICE in 2002. Prior to taking up a position on the Management Board, co-headed the firm’s Trademark Department and coordinated the work of the Legal Team.

Specializes in trademark and design registration, maintenance, licensing and protection, as well as in unfair competition matters, including litigation and anticounterfeiting actions. Also participates in patent-related disputes. Represents clients, inter alia, before the Polish Patent Office, EUIPO, and administrative, civil and arbitration courts. Collaborates with customs, prosecution and enforcement authorities.





Active member of various professional IP organizations, both international and Polish:

  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Member of the Board of Directors in 2019-2021, member of the Trademark Office Practices Committee; in 2016-2019 served as Chair of the Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee of the Legislation & Regulation Committee and in 2014-2015 as Chair of the Anticounterfeiting Committee (previously Chair of its EU Subcommittee);
  • Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI): President of the Polish National Group and member of the Standing Committee - Trademarks;
  • Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys (PIRP): Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee and in 2005-2009 and 2017-2021 Vice-President of the Disciplinary Court of Appeal;
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA): Member of the Anticounterfeiting Committee.

Frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and seminars in Poland and worldwide. Lecturer to trainee patent and trademark attorneys, and lecturer at the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier. Author of several trademark law related publications.

Repeatedly recognized in prestigious professional rankings (WTR 1000, MIP IP STARS, WIPR Leaders). In 2016 honored with the INTA Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark Law and in 2018 with the Badge of Merit for the Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys. In 2018 and 2021 received the ILO Client Choice Award in the category Intellectual Property - Trademarks.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw (summa cum laude). Completed Postgraduate Studies on Intellectual Property Law at the University of Warsaw, Postgraduate Studies on Industrial Property Law at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Special Module on Community Trademarks (Magister Lvcentinvs) at the University of Alicante.


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