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  Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozlowska



Professor Krystyna Szczepanowska heads Warsaw’s Intellectual Property practice. She specialises in litigation, both in intellectual property law and in business and arbitration disputes, representing clients before the common courts and administrative courts. She also advises clients on non-contentious matters, especially in civil law, intellectual property and new technologies law. Moreover, professor Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska has been listed as an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce since 2003 and has taken part in numerous international cases as counsel or arbitrator. Professor Krystyna Szczepanowska–Kozłowska is also a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw where she heads the Department of Intellectual Property Law and Intangible Assets. She is the author of numerous academic publications.

"Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska is highly regarded for her experience as a litigator and is also noted for her negotiation and people skills. ‘Working with her is a truly enjoyable experience: she is an extremely kind, positive and energetic person’, explains one client.” Chambers Global 2015
"Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska 'is a market-leading IP lawyer who advises on contentious and non-contentious issues involving trade marks, patents and copyrights.'" Chambers Global 2016
Department head Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska is a top-ranked IP lawyer. ‘She is very supportive, gives excellent advice and strives to solve our problems,’ a client enthuses, adding that ‘she conducts discussions with energy and good arguments.’ She is an academic of broad experience and is particularly highly regarded for her expertise in patents, including litigation matters.” Chambers Europe 2017
Leading individual in Intellectual Property in Poland. Chambers Global 2017, Chambers Europe 2017, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Recommended Expert in the category: Individuals: enforcement. The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017 

Professional qualifications

Listed as arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration, the Polish Chamber of Commerce, 2003

Admitted as a legal adviser, Poland, 1993

Academic qualifications

Professor, University of Warsaw, 2013

PhD, University of Warsaw, 1996

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 1989

Published work


Industrial property and its protection. published by LexisNexis, Warsaw 2014 , co-author with E. Nowińska and U. Promińska
Własność przemysłowa i jej ochrona, wyd. LexisNexis Warszawa 2014, wspólnie z E. Nowińska i U. Promińska

Licence agreements in industrial property law, published by LexisNexis, Warsaw 2011, pages 1-328
Umowy licencyjne w prawie własności przemysłowej, wyd. LexisNexis, Warszawa 2011, s. 1-328

The exhaustion of industrial property law. Patent and the protective right over the trademark Wyd. CH Beck, Warszawa 2003, s. 1-369
Wyczerpanie praw własności przemysłowej. Patent i prawo ochronne na znak towarowy. Wyd. CH Beck, Warszawa 2003, s. 1-369

The European patent. Subjective scope of protection, published by Konieczny i Kruszewski, Warsaw 1998, pages 1-127
Patent europejski. Przedmiotowy zakres ochrony, wyd. Konieczny i Kruszewski, Warszawa 1998, s. 1-127

Chapters in monographic studies:

Absolute obstacles to registration, System of Private Law, volume 14B, Warsaw 2012, pages 563–653
Bezwzględne przeszkody rejestracji, System Prawa Prywatnego, tom 14B, Warszawa 2012, s. 563–653

Cessation of the protective right, System of Private Law, volume 14B, Warsaw 2012, pages 1147–1211
Ustanie prawa ochronnego, Systemie Prawa Prywatnego, tom 14B, Warszawa 2012, s. 1147-1211

Infringement of the right from the registration of an industrial design, System of Private Law, volume 14B, Warsaw 2012, pages 241-281
Naruszenie prawa z rejestracji wzoru przemysłowego, Systemie Prawa Prywatnego, tom 14B, Warszawa 2012, s. 241-281

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