By: Krystian Maciaszek  New Polish regulation supports the trademark owners in execution of their rights The recent amendment of the Polish Industrial Property Law, which has now entered into force, introduces significant changes to trademark regulations. In some areas it improves, strengthens and expands protection and in others it offers some surprising solutions, particularly in the context of existing practice. The amendment implements Directive 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015, which is aimed at harmonizing the laws of EU Member States relating to trademarks (Official Journal of the European Union L 336 of 23.12.2015, p. 1). New forms of trademarks Under the new regulations, graphical representation is no longer a requirement. Now, any sign may be a trademark if it is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings and if it can be represented in the Polish Patent Office…

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