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Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozlowska



Szczepanowska-Kozlowska Krystyna
Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozlowska



Professor Szczepanowska-Kozlowska 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, 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.

She 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.



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Appointed as a Member of the Arbitral Council for the years 2019-2022

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

Admitted as an attorney-at-law, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, 1993


Professor, University of Warsaw, 2013

PhD, University of Warsaw, 1996

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 1989

News & insights

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Blog Post: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Beyond Lloyd v Google: Are class actions for data breach dead?

The decision of the UK Supreme Court in Lloyd v Google is a welcome relief for data controllers. However, is it the end of class actions for data breach?

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

New Federal Law By Decree No.32 of 2021 on Commercial Companies

Introduced yesterday, The New Companies Law brings a number of amendments, most notable of which is the introduction of special purpose acquisition companies and special purpose vehicles.

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.  

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Publications: 29 JANUARY 2020

Trade mark owners need not amend broad specifications following Sky v SkyKick

Today, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Sky v SkyKick (C-371/18) has declined to follow the Advocate General and held that trade mark specifications that cover broad terms such as “computer…

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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


Awards and accolades

Leading Individual

Legal 500, 2021 (Intellectual Property)

Band 1 Intellectual Property Lawyer in Poland

Chambers Europe, 2021

Patent Star

IP Stars, The guide to the world’s leading IP firms and practitioners, 2021