NATIONAL PATENT SYSTEM

The fundamental legal act, the industrial property right law, was passed by the Polish Parliament on 30th June 2000, published in the Official Journal No. 49/2001 dated 21st May 2001 and came into effect on 22nd August 2001. The industrial property right law has regulated the relationships in the field of inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, geographic identification and IC topography, as well as has defined the duties and the organization of the Polish Patent Office.

As the Industrial property right law came into effect, there are instruments of protection like:

  • patent for invention,
  • utility model protection right,
  • industrial design registration right,
  • trademark protection right,
  • IC topography registration right,
  • geographic indication registration right.

The application and examination procedure is regulated by the following regulations signed by the Prime Minister:

  • 17 September 2001 on filing and examination of invention and utility model applications (OJ No. 102 of 2001, item 1119 with subsequent amendments),
  • 8 June 2002 on filing and examination of trademark applications (OJ No. 115 of 2002, item 998 with subsequent amendments),
  • 30 January 2002 on filing and examination of industrial design applications (OJ no. 40 of 2002 item 358 with subsequent amendments),
  • 25 April 2002 on filing and examination of geographic indication applications (OJ No. 63 of 2002 item 570),
  • 19 October 2001 on filing and examination of IC topography applications (OJ no. 128 of 2001, item 1413),

The industrial property right law has created a new possibility to submit the application to the Polish Patent Office through the telefax. The application date will be granted if the original of the application is submitted to the Polish Patent Office within 30 days from the telefax application.

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