Bird & Bird (Warsaw)

Piotr Dynowski

Bird & Bird (Warsaw)
Lawyer (Partner)

Piotr is a partner and co-head of the Intellectual Property and TMT groups, based in Warsaw. Today, he leads the team advising the clients on intellectual property (copyrights, trade marks, designs and patents), media and advertising, telecommunications and e-commerce and unfair competition. He helped clients in devising complex strategies for protecting their intellectual property and trade secrets. He represents them in IP litigation at all levels, in particular in patent matters, and assist them in complex technology transactions. He also advises on regulatory issues, in particular in media, telecommunications, life sciences and gaming and gambling sectors. You’ll find him recommended as a leading IP lawyer in the Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, in addition to being rated in the Legal 500, Chambers Global and Europe, World Trademark Review 1000 and Managing IP directories. He is a lecturer at the Hugo Grotius Intellectual Property Law Centre in Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and lectured at the SAR Marketing Communications Association between 2005 and 2010. He is a legal expert in IP/TMT at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and at the Polish Chamber of Information Technologies and Telecommunications.

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Articles

2227 Bulletin

Piotr Dynowski, Marcin Alberski The Polish Competition Authority initiates proceedings against a cleaning supplies and devices company and a bicycle retailer for restricting competition (Kärcher) (Merida bicycles)

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In July, the Polish Competition Authority (UOKiK) announced the initiation of a preliminary investigation and the fact that they conducted an inspection at the premises of Kärcher. The UOKiK suspects that Kärcher imposed minimum resale prices on distributors selling its professional line of (...)

Piotr Dynowski, Marcin Alberski The Polish Competition Authority issues a decision imposing a fine on a CEO for obstructing a dawn raid it conducted against a gym operator (Platinium Wellness)

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In mid-May, the Polish Competition Authority (“UOKiK”) issued a decision imposing a fine on an individual for obstructing a dawn raid conducted by UOKiK officials. During the 2017 dawn raid, the CEO of Platinium Wellness sp. z o.o. - a gym operator (“the Company”), changed the email password on (...)

Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski The Polish Competition Authority publishes its guidelines on the rules for imposing and calculating fines for companies breaching competition law

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Earlier this year the Polish Competition Authority (“UOKiK”) published its guidelines on the rules of imposing and calculating fines for companies breaching competition law (the “New Guidelines”) replacing guidelines issued in 2015. According to the New Guidelines, to determine the amount of the (...)

Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski The EU Commission conducts an extensive review in which it analyses the practice of applying the current vertical block exemption regulation and determines the scope and character of guidance to be provided

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Online platforms and e-commerce have significantly changed the business environment since the current Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) was adopted. They have had a huge impact on the way business is conducted and on the behaviours of consumers who can switch within different online (...)

Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski The Polish Government adopts legislation under which transactions involving Polish companies and non-EEA investors would be subject to a new clearance obligation

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming economic crisis, Poland is currently adopting legislation, under which transactions involving certain Polish companies and non-EEA investors would be subject to a new clearance obligation. This legislation also temporarily adopts the FDI Screening (...)

Piotr Dynowski, Marcin Alberski The Polish Competition Authority clears a takeover of assets between two parties involved in the production and distribution of personal care products (Cussons / Sarantis)

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In March 2020, the Polish Competition Authority ("UOKiK") announced that in late February 2020 it cleared Sarantis’ takeover of assets belonging to PZ Cussons International and PZ Cussons Polska ("Cussons"). All parties involved produce and distribute personal care products. In fact, the (...)

Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski The Polish Competition Authority imposes a fine on a manufacturer of office equipment who set minimum online sale prices for its printers (Brother)

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In February 2020, the Polish Competition Authority (“UOKiK”) announced that in December 2019 it imposed a PLN 1.4 million fine on Brother Central & Eastern Europe (“Brother”), a manufacturer of office equipment, which set minimum online sale prices for printers. Between 2010 and 2017, Brother (...)

Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski The Polish Competition Authority fines €28,5 million a cars importer for misleading customers on the level of exhaust gas emissions and affecting how consumers’ legitimate complaints were considered by car dealers (Volkswagen)

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Following four years of proceedings, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (’’UOKiK’’) fined Volkswagen Group Poland (a Polish importer of Volkswagen Group cars) for misleading customers about the level of exhaust gas emissions and affecting how consumers’ legitimate complaints were (...)

Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski The Polish Competition Authority fines €40 million a company in the energy sector for not providing requested information during an investigation (Engie)

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On 7 November 2019, the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection ("UOKiK") imposed a PLN 172 million (EUR 40 million) fine on Engie Energy Management Holding Switzerland AG ("Company") for not providing requested information. The fine was imposed due to the lack of response to (...)

Marcin Alberski, Piotr Dynowski The Polish Competition Authority imposes a fine for abuse of contractual advantage in relations between a buyer and a supplier in the food sector (Fruit Polska)

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The Polish Act on Counteracting the Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage in the Trade in Agricultural and Food Products (the “Act”) applies to all contracts for supply of agricultural and food products (i.e. between supermarkets or retail chains and food producers, as well as food producers and (...)

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