Intellectual property and GDPR
Intellectual property law, in particular copyright law, are one of our main areas of expertise. For our clients from the creative industry, we prepare expert opinions, draw up and negotiate agreements, settlement agreements, regulations for competitions or events, we advise them on the copyright issues they encounter in their everyday business activity, we conduct audits in this scope, identify specific risk areas, organise training sessions (including workshops) and, if needed, represent our clients in mediation and legal proceedings before authorities and courts of all instances. The group of our clients encompasses creators (writers, directors, screenwriters, visual artists, painters, translators and interpreters, photographers and programmers), publishing houses (including specialist publishing houses, such as scientific publishers), architectural design studios, advertising and creative agencies, event agencies, enterprises implementing new technologies, design companies and collective copyright management bodies. In the 21st century, the era of digital transformation, no business may function without assistance concerning intellectual property or right of protection to information. Our clients’ interest in matters concerning the protection of information (its confidentiality or integrity) as well as personal data protection is successively increasing, especially after the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation, i.e. the GDPR. Our law firm implements the GDPR and regulations on information safety and confidentiality for clients from various industries (for example, medical industry, architectural industry, online sales or real estate brokerage). To those issues, as well as all others, we take a comprehensive approach. First we prepare an audit to verify the level of compliance with current regulations. Then, we draw up a set of documents dedicated to the needs and specificity of our client’s industry, in consideration of specific organisational solutions adopted by the client. Last but not least, we assist clients in effective implementation. We also represent our clients in proceedings conducted before the President of the Personal Data Protection Office as well as court and administrative proceedings in this respect.
Our law firm provides comprehensive consultancy services to business entities operating in the scope of construction projects (developers, construction companies, subcontractors, finishing material manufacturers). The scope of our services includes legal assistance during project planning (conducting due diligence of real property and checking its purpose in the local zoning plan, verifying whether outline planning permission must be obtained, etc.), during implementation (preparing or obtaining the necessary documents: investment agreements, construction contracts, contracts with architects, subcontractors or construction material suppliers, arrangements with neighbours, certificates on land use function; representing investors in administrative proceedings as well as court and administrative proceedings with regard to decisions issued in the architectural and construction process) and commissioning for use and sale. In this regard, we closely cooperate with renown notarial offices, architectural design studios, land surveyors and property surveyors. Moreover, our law firm has many years of experience in handling complex processes concerning investment and construction projects, in which we have represented investors, contractors as well as beneficiaries (purchasers of finished residential, service or industrial development projects).