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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


Awards and accolades

One of the Top 250 Women in IP, IP Stars.

The guide to the world’s leading IP firms and practitioners, 2017

Recommended Expert in the category: Individuals: enforcement

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2018

Leading individual in Intellectual Property in Poland

Chambers Global, 2019; Chambers Europe, 2019; Legal 500, 2019

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

News & insights

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

Opportunity and optimism: Review of the UK funds regime - a call for input by the UK government

In a post-Brexit world, the UK government is contemplating significant reform of the tax and various regulatory features of its funds regime.

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2020

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe continue to focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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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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Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019

Changes are needed to EU Law so declarations of non-infringement of EUTMS and Community designs are available across the EU: an A&O survey

A more detailed version of this article was first published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 10, pages 754-760)on 20 September 2019 and can be found here.

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