Dorota Rzążewska

Attorney at Law | Managing Partner

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Dorota Rzążewska, a recognized and experienced attorney at law, qualified intellectual and industrial property mediator and arbitrator for internet domain names at the Polish and European courts.

For more than twenty years, Dorota has been advising Polish and international companies. She specializes in intellectual and industrial property matters and combating unfair competition. She combines extensive knowledge and experience of attorney at law with the competences of Polish and European patent and trademark attorney, therefore she successfully represents clients in contentious  and court litigation proceedings resulting from infringement of exclusive rights, including complicated patent disputes.

Dorota provides also business-focused strategic advice and assistance in the field of corporate law and commercial transactions.

Due to her long-term experience as an attorney at law and completed judicial training, Dorota successfully represents clients in contentious proceedings before the public administration authorities and courts of all instances in Poland and in the European Union. Moreover, she effectively supports clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Dorota is the Managing Partner at JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys. For more than twenty years she has been running her own legal practice.

Key experiences
  • contentious proceedings before the Polish Patent Office and court and administrative proceedings in patent invalidation matters
  • proceedings in matters relating to amendment of the scope of patent protection
  • patent infringement disputes, including interim injunction proceedings in the pharmaceutical sector and construction industry
  • court proceedings in unfair competition matters, including the protection of reputation, business secret, in the pharmaceutical and press sector
  • court proceedings relating to protection of economic copyrights for the press sector companies
  • first mediation proceedings in Poland in administrative matters, with the participation of the Polish Patent Office
  • strategy of building and managing intellectual property rights for the spirit industry as well as pharmaceutical, construction, computer games and press sector
  • acted as an arbitrator in proceedings for .pl and .eu domain names at Polish Chamber of Information and Telecommunication, Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, ADR Center Czech Arbitration Court
  • acted as arbitator in proccedings before MFSD IP Dispute Resolution Center approved by the ICANN
  • acted as a mediator in matters relating to protection of personal interests
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), professional representative before the EUIPO
  • European Patent Office (EPO), professional representative before the EPO
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Postgraduate: Industrial property law
  • The Polish Chamber of Patent and Trademark Attorneys – qualified patent and trademark attorney
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Postgraduate: Competition law
  • Warsaw Bar Association, qualified attorney at law
  • qualified judge
  • Warsaw University, Law (LL.M.)
  • English
  • Russian
  • Patent litigation. Jurisdictional comparisons
    Co-author of the book, collective work edited by M. Sterpi, Jacobacci Sterpi Francetti Regoli de Haas & T. Calame, Lenz & Staechelin
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures Law and Practice in the EU
    Co-author of the book edited by Oliviera Vrinsa i Mariusa Schneidera.
  • Industrial property rights. Comment
    Co-author of the book edited by dr P.Kostański (C.H.Beck, 2010).
  • Trademark – How to Protect One’s Market Position Effectively
    [in:] My Company Polska No. 3/2015
  • From 15 April Revolution in Trademark Protection
    [in:] Mistrz Branży [“Master of the Industry”], 04/2016
  • New Trademark Protection System
    [in:] Świat Przemysłu Farmaceutycznego [The World of Pharmaceutical Industry], 04/2016
  • Revolution in Trademark Protection
    [in:] ] Świat Przemysłu Kosmetycznego [The World of Cosmetic Industry], 01/2016
  • Trademarks Reformed
    [in:] Puls Biznesu [“Business Pulse”], 23/03/2016
  • Trademark Protection Revolution
    [in:] Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, dodatek „Edukator Przedsiębiorcy” [Law Gazette Daily, supplement “Entrepreneur’s Educator”], 18/03/2016
  • Chopin’s Representation in Business
    [in:] Kwartalnik Urzędu Patentowego RP [“Quarterly of the Patent Office RP”], No. 2/2017, p. 75
  • What does an entrepreneur need a patent and trademark attorney for?
    [in:] Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Moja Firma, [Law Gazette Daily, supplement “My Firm”],13/03/2018